The Quincy Area Youth Orchestra will present their 'Suite Masters' Spring Concert on at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16 in the auditorium at Baldwin Intermediate School in Quincy, IL.

The orchestra, under the direction of Trent Hollinger, will perform a variety of works from master composers. Pieces include Claude Debussy’s “Petite Suite,” Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s “Marche Slave,” Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations: Nimrod” and Edvard Grieg’s “Peer Gynt: Into the Hall of the Mountain King.” Admission to the concert is free with donations encouraged.


The 2013 QAYO consists of 45 talented musicians from across the tri-state area. Each of the members was selected for the orchestra based on an audition held in October.  The student musicians rehearse together weekly.  Their first performance was Feb. 10, side-by-side with the Quincy Symphony Orchestra.   The QAYO is partially supported by the Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association, Encore! Symphony Volunteer Council, the Samantha Otte Youth Opportunity Fund, the Tracy Family Foundation, the Marion Gardner Jackson Charitable Trust, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

The Early Bird drawing for the 8th Annual Quincy Symphony Orchestra Association raffle will be held at the concert. The winner of this early drawing will receive $250, and will remain eligible for the $1000 grand prize drawing on April 13. Raffle tickets will be available at the concert for $10 each or 12 for $100.

For more information on this and other youth programs of the QSOA, visit or call 217-222-2856.