With 70 years of history, Houston Youth Symphony is a nationally recognized music education program committed to providing access to professional training and performance opportunities for the region's talented young musicians. Each season, HYS provides 28 weeks of intensive coaching instruction to more than 400 children through its five orchestras, an advanced chamber music program and community outreach initiative--the HYS Melody Program--providing free private lessons to children without the financial resources needed in targeted schools. In 2015, HYS launched the Coda Music Program, an El Sistema-inspired afterschool effort that brings graduated, intensive string instruction to elementary school students in Houston's Near Northside neighborhood.
Join Houston Youth Symphony as we close our 2016/17 season with our Spring Concert featuring all four orchestras. The program includes the most advanced orchestra, the HYS Symphony under the direction of Dr. Michael Webster, performing La Mer by Claude Debussy. Additional works on the program to be announced.