Highlighted on the program is music based on Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev (The Montagues and the Capulets from Romeo and Juliet), Tchaikovsky (Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy), and Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story Selections). Also on the schedule is the second movement of Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, The Kalendar Prince.
Featured on this final concert of the season is cellist Bridget Pasker performing Dvorak's Concerto in B Minor for Violoncello and Orchestra. Pasker is a senior at Hempstead High School in Dubuque. She began studying cello at the age of 4. She currently studies with Hans Jensen at Northwestern University and performs with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, Quad City Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Hempstead High School Orchestra.Finally, at the end of the program this year's annual scholarships will be announced. Nearly 30 deserving Youth Orchestra members will be recognized through the distribution of over $15,000 in scholarships.