This concert will feature the GDYO program’s three string orchestras! 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.