Youth Orchestra

(Courtesy St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra)

This Sunday the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform at Powell Hall, conducted by Steven Jarvi and featuring cellist Grant Riew in Elgar’s Cello Concerto. Riew is a junior at John Buroughs School and the winner of the youth orchestra’s 2014 concerto competition. Last year he and Christopher Halen took first place at the Fox Teen Talent Competition as the “Two Mellow Cello Fellows.”

Youth Orchestra teaches much more than music

Nov 11, 2013
Steven Jarvi St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra
St. Louis Symphony

This article originally appeared in the St. Louis Beacon. - Yo-Yo Ma sat in with the St. Louis Symphony’s Youth Orchestra during a recent visit.

Ostensibly, the famed cellist was to share his expertise with his instrument and the deciphering of the language that is classical music with some of St. Louis’ most accomplished young musicians. Here was the opportunity for these young performers to glean insight into pitch or orchestration, concepts of dexterity or tidbits of timing, thoughts of theme.