By Jacob Stockinger
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, which has done so much to educate thousands of area young people and ensure future audience members as well as players for classical music.
As part of the celebration, the senior performing group — the Youth Orchestra (below) under the baton of UW-Madison conducting professor and WYSO music director James Smith — is on a tour of Italy from July 6 through July 16.
Using social media, WYSO has posted a page devoted to the tour on its website. The itinerary includes traveling, sightseeing and performing.
And here is a link, with commentary and photos, directly to the blog that is being written from the tour:
And here is a li k to the WYSO page on Facebook where you can also see lots of photos and gets a lot of information.
You can catch up and then keep up day to day.
And be proud!