Santa Rosa Symphony's youth orchestras present spring concerts

Two of the Santa Rosa Symphony's youth ensembles will join forces for a concert at 3 p.m. May 4 at Sonoma State University's Green Music Center in Rohnert Park.

The Youth Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Richard Loheyde, will perform works by Tchaikovsky, Dmitri Shostakovich, Franz von Supp?and Antonin Dvorak. They will also perform Benedetto Marcello's oboe concerto with oboe soloist Maverick Chen of San Anselmo.

The 18-year-old Chen, a senior at Redwood High School in San Anselmo, was one of the winners of the Youth Orchestra's 2012 Concerto Competition.

The Repertory Orchestra conducted by Bobby Rogers will perform works by Rossini, Mozart, Beethoven and John Kander.

Together, the two orchestras will perform selections from Bizet's "Carmen Suite No. 1" and "Carmen Suite No. 2," allowing the more experienced musicians to mentor the less experienced.

Tickets are $15 general, $10 for students and seniors. Parking is $5 per vehicle.

The Santa Rosa Symphony's Preparatory Orchestra led by Tristan Arnold will present a concert at 7 p.m. May 3 at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa.

Tickets are $12 general, $10 for students or seniors. The Glaser Center is located at 547 Mendocino Ave.

To reserve tickets to either concert: 546-8742 or www.santarosasymphony.com.

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