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The Syracuse Youth Orchestra (SYO) and Syracuse Youth String Orchestra (SYSO) will present their fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 3:30 p.m. at West Genesee High School, 5201 W. Genesee St., Camillus, N.Y.

Tickets for the concert are $10 for adults and $5 for students between the ages of 6 and 18. Admission for children 5 and under is free. All tickets may be purchased at the door.

The SYO, under the direction of James Tapia, will perform a concert of dances and overtures that includes Aaron Copland's “An Outdoor Overture,” Johann Strauss’ “Emperor Waltz” and the “1812 Overture” of Peter Illych Tchaikovsky.

The SYSO, under the direction of Karen Veverka, will perform Arcangelo Corelli's “Concerto Gross, Op. 6”; Ralph Vaughan Williams' “English Folk Song Suite”; Antonin Dvorak's “Bagatelle”; and Leonard Bernstein's “Danzon from ‘Fancy Free.’”

The Syracuse Youth Orchestras are part of the Community Music Division of the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts.

The Syracuse Youth Orchestras consist of some of the most talented middle and high school student musicians from across Central New York. Performing in these ensembles helps students grow musically and intellectually and learn discipline and teamwork that will benefit them throughout life. Auditions for these ensembles take place in June.

For more information about the concert or ensembles, contact Erin Tapia, SYO general manager, at