The Billings Youth Orchestra will conclude its 13th season on a lively note with Jacques Offenbach’s “Infernal Galop” — popularly known as the “Can-Can” theme — from “Orpheus in the Underworld” during BYO's spring concert, taking place at Skyview High at 3 p.m. on Sunday.
The Repertory Orchestra, under the direction of Randy Tracy, will perform “Symphony No. 1 in C Major,” by Ludwig van Beethoven. Tracy also will conduct the Young Artists in a performance of “March Militaire No. 1,” by Franz Schubert, and “Gavotte and Contredanse,” by Jean-Phillippe Rameau.
Lindsey Selman will conduct the Concert Orchestra as they perform “Spartacus,” by Brian Balmages, “Fantasia on a Theme from Thailand,” by Richard Meyer, and a joint performance with the Preludio Strings of Johann Pachelbel’s “Canon in D Major,” among other pieces.
The Preludio Strings, conducted by Barbara Kirk, will feature the Anvil Chorus from Giuseppe Verde’s opera “Il Trovatore.”
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Also performing will be the BYO Repertory Winds, under the direction of Sue Logan.
According to a press release from BYO, nine orchestra members who are graduating from high school this spring will be recognized during the concert. The graduating students are: Kate Christensen, oboe; Nicole Diechl, violin; Maddie Fink, cello; Claire Franquelin, cello; Viktoria Hicks, violin; Haley Kouba, violin; Noah Miller, oboe; Julien Rollins, bassoon, and Makenzie Taylor, violin.
A dessert reception will follow the 80-member joint orchestra and ensemble performance.
Admission to the concert costs $15. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at Kirk House of Music, 1530 24th St. W.