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January 18, 2018

From Classical to Movie Themes - Journey with the Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony

Experience the talent of Sheboygan County’s young symphony musicians January 28, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts. The program will provide musical adventures through the ages – from classical intrigue to music of foreign lands to blockbuster movie themes.

The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony features the Sinfonia and Concert Orchestras. The SAYS Concert Orchestra is directed by Jeremiah Eis and SAYS Sinfonia is led by director Fabian Qamar.

Fabian Qamar headshot 2017Qamar stated, "Sinfonia's second performance of the season will include music celebrating the Winter Olympics, classic works by Bach and Bartok, and infectious hip hits of Bruno Mars!  These works include Believe, the 2010 Winter Olympics CTV Promotional Theme by Howard Shore, Bach’s Gavottes 1 & 2 from Suite in D,  Bartok’s Peasant Suite, I. Peasant’s Chant, II. Song of the Vagabond, III. Festive Dance, and The Best of Bruno Mars, Arr. Victor Lopez.  Come celebrate, enjoy, and groove with us!”

“The Concert Orchestra will be performing French and Russian works,” explained Eis. “They will lead with Polovtsian Dances, from Borodin's opera Prince Igor. It is a standard in the orchestral repertoire and there are many solos throughout. It really gives the students an opportunity to shine.  Next up is Ravel's Pavane for a Dead Princess. This work is often misunderstood; Ravel wrote it to be a luxurious ceremonial dance, and it can easily be performed too slowly. We will wrap up the concert with ever-popular selections from Les Miserables.”Jeremiah Eis

SAYS was established to provide an enriching musical experience for Sheboygan area young musicians and augment the musical offerings of area schools with additional instruction and performance opportunities. The Sheboygan Area Youth Symphony has found that most of these students stay involved in music throughout their lives.  The Youth Symphony is a full orchestra made up of 115 students from 19 different Sheboygan county communities and 29 schools.  There are 61 students in Concert Orchestra and 54 students in Sinfonia who will perform 3 public concerts and educational concert tours this season. The Orchestra is proudly co-sponsored by the Sheboygan Symphony Orchestra and the Sheboygan Area School District. 



  1. The concert is January 28 at 3:00 at the Weill Center for the Performing Arts.
  2. Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.
  3. Tickets are available at the door on the day of the concert.
  4. For more information on the Sheboygan Symphony please call 920-452-1985 or visit us at www.sheboygansymphony.org

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