La. Youth Orchestra announces auditions

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --  Khalil Appleton, left, looks over his music as fellow viola player Jennifer Lee warms up before a rehearsal of the Louisiana Youth Orchestra in February. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Khalil Appleton, left, looks over his music as fellow viola player Jennifer Lee warms up before a rehearsal of the Louisiana Youth Orchestra in February.

Open rehearsals and audition times have been set for the 2013-14 Louisiana Youth Orchestra and its ensembles.

Open rehearsals for the Louisiana Junior String Ensemble are set for 5:45 p.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 9 and 16 in the LSU School of Music, room 115. Here, students will receive music and reserve a time for auditions, which will be conducted 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 21 at the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra office, 7330 Highland Road.

The Louisiana Junior Youth Orchestra’s open rehearsal will be 5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Sept. 9 in the LSU School of Music, room 118, where students will receive music and reserve audition times. Auditions will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra office.

The Louisiana Youth Orchestra Percussion Ensemble will not have an open rehearsal. Students will play in both the ensemble and one of the orchestras. Auditions must be scheduled.

Auditions for the Louisiana Youth Orchestra are set for 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 24 and 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra office.

To schedule auditions, call Music Director David Torns at (225) 383-0500, ext. 117.

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