The Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony’s spring concert will be on Sunday, March 17, at 4:00 pm in EMU’s Lehman Auditorium. The concert will begin with the Junior Strings ensemble performing a selection from “Fiddler on the Roof,” followed by the Brandenburg Concerto No. 3. This intermediate-level group is conducted by Sharon Miller and is often the first orchestra that developing students have the opportunity to play in. It has 14 members from Rockingham and Augusta counties. Then the 40-member Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony will perform three works, including “Finlandia” by Jean Sibelius, “Highlights from Wicked” by Stephen Schwartz. Each year, a member of the Youth Symphony is chosen to perform a solo with the orchestra. Ada Zhang, violin, was chosen by audition last spring to perform the first movement of “Carmen Fantasy” by Pablo de Sarasate. Ada Zhang is a senior at Eastern Mennonite School, and has played the violin for 11 years. She currently studies with Dr. Wanchi Huang and Jacob Roege, and has been a member of the Shenandoah Valley Youth Symphony for five years. Some of Ada’s other orchestral experiences include participating in the Virginia All-State Orchestra, Senior Regional Orchestra, EMU Orchestra, EMHS Orchestra, and the Waynesboro Choral Society. She has attended Eastern Music Festival twice as a student and the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival twice as a fellow. In addition to playing, Ada teaches violin in the EMU Preparatory Music Program and volunteers in the after-school violin program at Bluestone Elementary School. (Photo Credit: Joaquin Sosa) The Symphony, conducted by Dr. Yi-Ping Chen, is an auditioned ensemble of high-level middle and high school players from Page, Shenandoah, Rockingham and Augusta counties. It is the final concert of the group’s 29th season. The audience is invited to a reception afterwards to meet these talented students.