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Dana Boyle

Youth Orchestras Finish Hylton Performing Arts Center Season with “A Night at the Opera”

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Dana Boyle
Dana Boyle

Woodbridge, VA (March 21, 2014) – The Youth Orchestras of Prince William (YOPW) will finish out their season at the Hylton Performing Arts Center with “A Night at the Opera” featuring Wind Symphony and Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO).   The performance will take place on Sunday, March 30, at 4PM.

YSO, conducted by Music Director John Devlin, will perform a wide range of repertoire including Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3, First Movement, Selections from Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and selections from Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, and Abduction from the SeraglioSoprano Dana Boyle and the Hylton High School Troubadours will join YSO in their opera selections.

Ms. Boyle is a native of Alexandria, VA. Ms. Boyle started her performing career as a singer and dancer in many professional musical theatre productions.  She decided to pursue a career in opera after participating in the summer program OperaFestival di Roma, in Rome, Italy where she performed in Cosi fan tutte and as a singer and dancer in the role of Lolo in The Merry Widow. Ms. Boyle has also had the exciting opportunity to perform in Shanghai and Beijing, China.  She was a guest of the Chinese government to participate in the Annual Tourism Festival.  Ms. Boyle received her bachelor of music degree in vocal performance from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Wind Symphony, under the direction of Joe LaBrie, will perform a variety of wind symphony literature, as well.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and seniors.  Tickets are available in person at the Hylton Center box office or online at hyltoncenter.org.

For more than 30 years, the Youth Orchestras of Prince William has provided exceptional instrumental education for the youth of the region. We offer opportunities for a wide spectrum of students, ranging from beginning string players and intermediate wind players to advanced students performing professional symphonic repertoire. YOPW enrolls approximately 275 students in three string orchestras, two symphony orchestras, a wind symphony, and a variety of chamber music ensembles. Our students are primarily from Prince William County, Virginia, but YOPW members come from all over Northern Virginia and North Central Virginia. For more information about the Youth Orchestras of Prince William visit our website: http://www.yopwva.org.

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