• The Flagler Youth Orchestra performs its last concert of the 2011-12 season on Wednesday, May 9, at 7 p.m. at the Flagler Auditorium in Palm Coast. Conductor Caren Umbarger and fellow teachers of the FYO will lead five orchestras with 250 string musicians — a cross-section of public, private and homeschooled students. The program will feature music by Bach, Mozart, Grieg, Lucas Drew, and a special collaboration with members of the Flagler Palm Coast High School band for a performance of Dvorak’s New World Symphony.

    Tickets are available at the Flagler Auditorium box office or by calling (386) 437-7547. Adult tickets are $6.00 with $1 from each ticket going to the Auditorium’s Arts in Education Fund. Children 17 and under get in free.

    The orchestra’s proceeds help underwrite instrument scholarships and repairs, teaching staff and concert productions.  The Flagler Youth Orchestra is made possible by the Flagler County School District, with the support of the Friends of the Youth Orchestra, whose sole mission is to provide free music education after school to all Flagler children with a desire to play an instrument.

    For more information on the concert, how you can show your support of this performing arts program or enrollment in the strings program, contact Cheryl Tristam, program director, at (386) 503-3808 or by email at Cheryl@flagleryouthorchestra.org.