Youth orchestras present soloist Alexey Shabalin

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The Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestras (RIPYO) presents their first concert of the season at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 29 at Roberts Hall, Rhode Island College.

The concert features the top-level RIPYO Symphony Orchestra conducted by Music Director Alexey Shabalin, RIPYO Repertory Orchestra under the direction of Vincent Mattera and RIPYO String Orchestra under the direction of Irina Naryshkova. 

Tickets are $11 for adults, $6 for students, 18 and under and for senior citizens. Tickets are available through the Rhode Island College box office www.ric.edu/pfa/orderinfo.php or 456-8144

The Symphony Orchestra will perform Mendelssohn’s “Concerto in E minor” featuring Alexey Shabalin on violin. Repertory Orchestra and String Orchestra will perform standard classical repertoire.

RIPYO provides quality orchestral rehearsal and performance experience for talented young musicians from Rhode Island and nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts. Students range in age from elementary school through high school. For more information or to schedule an audition, visit musicschool.riphil.org or contact Youth Ensembles Manager Chelsea Anderson at 248-7038.

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