Kingwood HS Students perform with Houston Youth Symphony
On Sunday, May 7 four dedicated young musicians from Kingwood performed in the Houston Youth Symphony’s Spring Concert at Rice University’s Stude Concert Hall. This final performance marked the end of the 70th anniversary season for the program.
The concert included a performance of Claude Debussy's La Mer by the organizations most advanced orchestra, the Symphony led by Dr. Michael Webster. The Spring Concert also included the second of two HYS Symphony Concerto Competition Winners. Alyssa Tinsley performed the first movement of W. A. Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major.
The commitment to be a part of the youth symphony requires 25 3-hour rehearsals on Sundays throughout the school year along with 3 concerts plus a special side-by-side performance with the Houston Symphony in Jones Hall which was held this past April during the Salute to Educators Concert.
Four students from Kingwood High School and one from Kingwood Park dedicated countless hours this year to be a part of the award winning HYS Symphony.
Josephina Kim, a senior bassoon player from has enjoyed this year. It was her first hear with HYS and she is also an All State musician. She plans to attend Texas A&M in the fall to pursue studies in Biomedical Science.
Lauren Ables, a junior bass player is also in her first year with HYS and is also an All State musician. She hopes to study pre-med after her senior year.
Matthew Daily, a junior bass player is in his third year with HYS and is a two time All State musician. Matthew plans to apply to top music schools next year to pursue a degree in music performance.
This was junior Alyssa Tinsley’s first year with HYS. She also participated in the optional Chamber Program as a member of a woodwind quartet. This required an additional 2 hours each Sunday this spring along with several community outreach performances around Houston. She is a two time All State musician. Alyssa spent 8 weeks last summer at The Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Massachusetts and plans to apply to top music schools next year to pursue a degree in flute performance after high school.