The OAYO's 13th Annual Side-by-Side Concert is this weekend

May 2, 2012

The Omaha Area Youth Orchestra will play popular pieces from Rimsky-Korsakov, Delius and Mendelssohn at its annual Side by Side program.

The Side by Side Concert takes place Sunday at 7:00 in the Holland Center.  OAYO Executive Director Aviva Segall says the program offers the Youth Symphony the chance to perform alongside Omaha Symphony musicians. 

She says Maestro Thomas Wilkins will conduct the majority of the concert.

"And it is such an amazing experience for them to just absorb what those professionals do.  And there’s really nothing we can offer them that can ever compare to what they can learn just by sitting next to a member of the Omaha Symphony.”

Segall says the Youth Symphony will play Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture on their own while the Omaha Symphony Chamber Orchestra will play Bartok’s Romanian Dances by themselves. 

Tickets for the OAYO’s Side by Side Concert are available at