orchestra

The new V.I. Youth String Orchestra made its debut performance at the Partners for Strings orchestra fundraiser on Easter Monday at G-Clef Music Academy in Mandela Circle on St. Thomas. Students ages nine to 16 performed classical and inspirational pieces, from Haydn to Beethoven. The orchestra fundraiser opened with “Variations on a Theme of Haydn.” Three students delivered piano and vocal performances and the event concluded with the V.I. Youth String Orchestra’s rendition of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”