Youth symphony dedicates concert to music teachers

The Norwalk Youth Symphony will present the opening concert of its 61st season on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m., at Norwalk Concert Hall, 125 East Avenue, Norwalk. It will be dedicated to the area’s public and private school music teachers.

“We’re fortunate to have outstanding music teachers in our public and private schools throughout Fairfield and Westchester counties,” said Sara Watkins, executive director of the Norwalk Youth Symphony. “They not only teach our young musicians the skills they need, but through their dedication, instill in them a love for classical music.”

Featuring works by Sibelius, Dvorak, Elgar, Tchaikovsky and Rimsky-Korsakov, the concert will be performed by five tiered orchestras: Prelude Orchestra, Philharmonia Strings Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestral Winds, Concert Orchestra, and Principal Orchestra.

Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and free for music teachers.

The Norwalk Youth Symphony is a regional youth orchestra comprised of musicians in grades 4 through 12 from more than 30 neighboring cities and towns. Applications are being accepted for the remainder of the season.

Information: 203-866-4100 or norwalkyouthsymphony.org.