Monday, May 03, 2010

Jere Flint to Lead the Atlanta Sympohny Youth Orchestra in Annual Spring Concert

Sunday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Concert To Celebrate Mr. Flint’s 30th Anniversary As Staff Conductor and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra

ASYO To Partner With Share Your Soles In “Music For Your Soles” Shoe Drive

Conductor Jere Flint will lead the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra in works by Geoff Knorr, Walton,
Bottesini, and Bernstein for its Spring Concert, Sunday, May 16 at 7:30 p.m., in Atlanta Symphony Hall
at the Woodruff Arts Center. The concert will celebrate Mr. Flint’s 30th anniversary as Staff Conductor
and Music Director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra.

In honor of Mr. Flint’s contributions to the community, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra will
partner with Share Your Soles, an organization that provides shoes to those in need around the world,
in a “Music For Your Soles” shoe drive. Arrangements have been made for concertgoers and members
of the public to bring gently worn shoes to bins located throughout the Woodruff Arts Center campus.
This event will provide aid for the people of Haiti.

About the Repertoire
GEOFF KNORR (b. 1985) Shadows of the Infinite
Geoff Knorr was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, on June 13, 1985. The first performance of
Shadows of the Infinite took place at Friedberg Hall of the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore,
Maryland, on September 27, 2008, with Ruben Capriles conducting the Peabody Symphony
Orchestra… (more)
WALTON (1902- 1983) Viola Concerto
William Walton was born in Oldham, England, on March 29, 1902, and died in Ischia, Italy, on March 8,
1983. The first performance of the Viola Concerto took place at Queen’s Hall in London, England, on
October 3, 1929, with Paul Hindemith as soloist and the composer conducting the Henry Wood
Symphony Orchestra…

BOTTESINI (1821- 1889) Concerto No. 1
Giovanni Bottesini was born in Crema, Italy, on December 22, 1821, and died in Parma, Italy, on July 7,
1889. In addition to the solo double bass, the Concerto is scored for flute, two oboes, two clarinets, two
bassoons, two horns, two trumpets, trombone timpani and strings…

BERNSTEIN (1918- 1990) Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Leonard Bernstein was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on August 25, 1918, and died in New York
on October 14, 1990. The first performance of the Symphonic Dances from West Side Story took place
at Carnegie Hall in New York on February 13, 1961, with Lukas Foss conducting the New York

About the Artists
A frequent conductor of Atlanta Symphony Orchestra concerts, Jere Flint leads the ASO's popular
Family Concerts and its Symphony Street concerts for youngsters. He also regularly conducts on the
Classic Chastain pops series at Chastain Park…

About the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
The Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra is an integral member of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
family and a vigorous part of the cultural fabric of its community. The ASYO strives for national
preeminence among youth orchestras, while cultivating the artistic growth and excellence of our
members through enriching orchestral experiences and the mentoring of ASO musicians…

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Single tickets for these performances are $12. All single tickets for the 2009–2010 are available online
at or by calling (404) 733-5000. Tickets may also be purchased at the Woodruff
Arts Center Box Office located in the Woodruff Arts Center at 15th and Peachtree Streets. Box office
hours are Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m., Saturday from 12 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and
Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Atlanta Symphony Hall, Memorial Arts Building, Woodruff Arts Center
Sunday, May 16, 2010, 7:30 p.m.
Jere Flint, conductor
Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra
GEOFF KNORR Shadows of the Infinite
WALTON Viola Concerto
BOTTESINI Concerto No. 1
BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

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