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N.C. Symphony announces dates for youth chamber orchestra auditions

The NCS Youth Sinfonietta is for kids ages 14 to 19.

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Sarah Lindenfeld Hall

Talented musicians, ages 14 to 19, can audition this fall to be part of NCS Youth Sinfonietta, an exclusive North Carolina Symphony chamber orchestra.

Auditions will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sept. 28, and 9 a.m .to 3 p.m., Oct. 1. Auditions take place at Meymandi Concert Hall at the Progress Energy Center for Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh.

The group is led by the symphony's staff of conductors. Twice a year, Sinfonietta members come together for a week of intensive coaching with symphony musicians and rehearsals with its conductors, including Grant Llewellyn, the symphony's music director. It culminates in a public performance of challenging classical repertoire in Raleigh.

Applicants must be ages 14 to 19; North Carolina residents or students enrolled at a North Carolina school; and be available for rehearsals and performances. Applications must be postmarked or emailed by Sept. 23.

For more about the program and other educational programs offered by the symphony, click here. You'll also find the Sinfonietta application and schedule of rehearsals and performances if you follow that link.

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