Flint School of Performing Arts

International Music Festival Concert

7:00 PM
Location:  Whiting Auditorium

Featuring the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ahrensburg (Germany) and Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra

The Ahrensburg Youth Symphony Orchestra travels to a foreign country each year, and the Flint School of Performing Arts is thrilled to host them from September 30 – October 8. In this performance, the Arhensburg Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform Elgar’s Cello Concerto and Dvořák Symphony No. 8. Then they’ll join forces with the Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra for the US and German national anthems and Strauss’ rousing Radetzky March.

About the Performers:
The Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ahrensburg (Germany), under the direction of Michael Klaue, has been in existence since 1968 and has gained experience on many international stages. In over 50 years, the young musicians have performed not only works from Beethoven to Wagner, but also film and musical music as well as premieres of international contemporary composers. Furthermore, many of the orchestra’s instrumentalists have also gained unique stage experience through solo concerts.

The Flint Youth Symphony Orchestra (FYSO) was first founded by high school students in 1946. Its members, ages 13-20, travel from 12 counties to rehearse weekly from mid-September through rough April and perform several concerts each season at area high schools and The Whiting. Presenting a variety of repertoire, from classical to pop, the orchestra strives to reach the highest possible performance level. Under the direction of Davin Pierson Torre (FIM Vice President for Performing Arts Instruction, Director of the Flint School of Performing Arts, and former Principal Viola with the Flint Symphony Orchestra), the FYSO has enjoyed wonderful exchange relationships with ensembles around the world. In July, they hosted the Limonest, France, Youth Orchestra and are thrilled to host the Arhensburg Youth Orchestra this month. In June 2024, FYSO will make a concert tour of France and Germany.

  • Age Recommendations

    Family Event. Appropriate for all ages. All patrons regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the venue. 

  • Photography

    Photography & videography is allowed during this performance. However for the safety of the performers NO flash photography is allowed.

  • Walkers, Wheelchairs, Strollers & Carseats

    Walkers & Wheelchairs: Due to (firecode), wheelchairs and walkers are only allowed in the accessible seating area and cannot be parked in the aisles. For safety reasons, strollers and car seats are not allowed in the theatre.

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  • No re-entry

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  • Smoke/vape free zone

    Smoke-Free Zones. All FIM venues are smoke-free. Per Michigan Law, Public Act 188, smoking is not allowed inside a venue or within 20 feet from the entrance to the building. Violators will be asked to leave. Vape-Free Zones. Vaping is not allowed anywhere within the venue. Violators will be asked to leave.

  • Weapon free zone

    Weapon-Free Zones. Firearms and weapons of any kind, including concealed weapons and pocket knives are prohibited.

  • Assistive Listening Devices

    Assistive listening devices are available at no charge. These devices are available from the FIM Whiting Auditorium lobby desk. A driver’s license, state-issued ID card or another form of security deposit is required.

  • Familiarization Tours

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  • Disruptive Patrons

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  • Program Content

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  • Childern & Families

    All patrons, regardless of age, must have a ticket to enter the venue. Children under the age of 13 must be accompanied by an adult. For safety reasons, strollers and car seats are not allowed in the theatre. Regardless of age, disruptive patrons will be asked to leave. No refunds will be given.

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