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Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic Kicks Off 56th Concert Season

Christian Capocaccia, music director of the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic
Christian Capocaccia, music director of the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic Photo Credit: Courtesy of SYAP

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic, the regional youth symphony organization, will open its 56th concert season with a performance at 4 p.m. Sunday at Westhill High School in Stamford.

The philharmonic is building off the momentum of many positive changes in the last year by kicking off its season with masterworks from the symphonic literature. 

The music director, Christian Capocaccia, will be opening the season with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, op. 36, D major. 

Also performing will be Young People’s Symphony, Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic’s upper-intermediate orchestra, under the direction of Gregory Robbins who steps into this role for the first time, and the Young Strings Ensemble, the philharmonic's string orchestra for beginner-intermediate level players led by Barbara DiFranco. 

The Young People’s Symphony will perform "Gluck’s Overture" from Orfeo ed Euridice, while the Young Strings Ensemble will perform an arrangement from Rimsky-Korsakoff’s "The Snow Maiden."

The philharmonic's season will end with the orchestra’s first-ever performance May 3 at Carnegie Hall. 

“I am excited about the 56th concert season. I hope many people will come and see us as we enter a new beginning for SYAP,” Capocaccia said. 

General admission for the concert is $25 for adults and $20 for seniors. All students and music teachers are admitted free. 

Westhill High School is at 125 Roxbury Road.

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