SAN ANTONIO - Talented teenagers from around San Antonio had a chance to perform on a world class stage Tuesday at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
It was the first ever Youth Orchestras of San Antonio's Invitational and 16 young orchestra and wind ensembles took the stage to play,
YOSA's Philharmonic Orchestra is usually the only orchestra to perform at the Tobin. YOSA works with 3,000 kids across San Antonio and has more than 500 in their orchestras throughout the school year.
YOSA works with musicians in second and third grade all the way up to students in the beginning of college, according to their music director Troy Peters. This is the first year of the Tobin invitational.
"I think for all musicians the opportunity to play in a world-class venue gives you an enlarged sense of what's possible for you," Peters said. "You see kids on stage with their eyes wide open and their mouths hanging and it gives them a sense of wow this is amazing it gives them a sense of what they do matters to the community."
The teenagers were excited by the experience too.
"The experience is very breathtaking, you get to see this stage and you're like wow I get to perform with many famous names that are out there right now and especially this is probably one of the best experiences that a musician can have in San Antonio," Austin Struble, a freshman bassoonist said.
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