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Friday, November 4, 2005

SSO Youth and Collegiate Orchestra Performs November 17

SALISBURY, MD---Prior to his first official concert as conductor of the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra at Salisbury University, Jeffrey Schoyen conducts a younger orchestra.

That group, the SSO Affiliated Youth and Collegiate Orchestra, presents its first concert under Schoyen 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 17, in Holloway Hall Auditorium.

The ensemble, a collection of students from Maryland, Delaware and Virginia, performs Leroy Anderson’s “Lullaby of the Drums,” selections from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nactmusik and “Allegro,” Johann Strauss Jr.’s “Emperor Waltz,” Georges Bizet’s “Carillon,” Frederick Muller’s “Arkansas Traveler” and Johann Strauss Sr.’s “Radetsky March.”

Schoyen is no stranger to youth orchestra performances. He played in the Atlanta Youth Symphony during his formative musical years. That experience gave him the opportunity to work with many soloists who would come to perform with the "senior" Atlanta Symphony. 

“It was incredibly beneficial for me,” he said.  “In a youth symphony you develop teamwork and other skills such as perseverance. The skills come in handy later in life, but at the same time you have fun and get to play some great music.”

Members of the Youth and Collegiate Orchestra from the Salisbury area include: Amber Abbott, Adebala Adeniran, Jessica Burton, Rosie Cockey, Paris Cook, Alexandria Davis, Kellie VanDyke, Jim Evans, Jung Won Han, Greg Hill, Joohee Hong, Hye Sung Jung, Yoonhee Kim, Brad Kinnamon, Matt Kinnamon, Bryan Klebon, Jun Lee, Amanda Libby, Peter Libby, Ted Libby, Kwan Lim, Cora Mitchell, Sofia Park, Molly Potvin, Caroline Presburg, Eniola Razaak, Emily Skeen, Chae Young Seong, Kang Seong, Melinda Smith, Perry Smith, Zach Smith, Chris Thomas, Megan Woods, Andy Wootten, Delia Wu, Ryan Yowell and Chong Zhou.

Fruitland area members include: Amon Killman and Kristin Watson.

Other members include: Andrew Battone of Onancock, Va.; George Dodd of Woodbridge, DE; Melinda Jones of Willards, MD; Dillon Koval of Delmar, MD; Suzy Messic of Delmar, MD; Jesse Nagel of Westover, MD; and Nicholas Prigg of Pocomoke City, MD. Admission is $10 at the door. The public is invited. For more information call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at "

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