This concert will feature GDYO’s young string orchestras and the second full orchestra! Members of the Young Performers Orchestra (YPO) are seventh graders and younger. This ensemble consists of 40 string players and is the first ensemble experience for many of its members, and is under the direction of Susan Younghans. The Dallas String Ensemble (DSE) consists of approximately 60 string players all ninth graders or younger, under the direction of Susan Younghans. The Sinfonietta, under the direction of James Frank, allows members to experience a heightened sense of importance of each part and each individual musician because of the unique size of this ensemble. Comprised of approximately 100 members, high school seniors or younger, the Philharmonic is a full symphony orchestra, under the direction of James Frank.