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School of the Arts Student Selected for Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra

(November 7, 2022) The Rochester City School District congratulates Will Acevedo, an 11th grade student at School of the Arts, for being selected as a member of the 2022 – 23 Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra (HYSO).  This is the highest-level youth orchestra in Hochstein School of Music’s four-tier youth orchestra program. 

Students compete annually for a seat in the orchestra, performing professional repertoire in at least three concerts throughout the school year.  Will, a percussionist, will perform in the Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of the year on Sunday, November 13, in the newly renovated Hochstein Performance Hall.  The program includes Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture, Sibelius’ Romance in C, Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain, Berceuse and Finale from Stravinsky’s The Firebird, and Marquez’s Danzon No. 2.

This season, students from 26 different schools will come together every Saturday morning for an accelerated musical experience. Some students have been awarded HYSCO scholarships, which are given out each year through donations from individuals and organizations.  Recipients are selected by the conductor along with a committee of Hochstein faculty members. 

Since 2000, the HYSO has performed in cities in Spain, Portugal, Austria, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, and Ireland. The orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2002.

Please join us in congratulating Will on this well-deserved honor.