Two wonderful soloists this weekend...

Did you know that GDYO has three concerts this Sunday?!

  • YPO, DSE, and Sinfonietta at 2:30pm at the Dallas City Performance Hall
  • Jazz Institute at 6:00pm at Sambuca Uptown
  • Philharmonic and Wind Symphony at 7:30pm at the Dallas City Performance Hall

On the Philharmonic and Wind Symphony concert, we will feature two outstanding soloists: Ebonee Thomas on flute and Zachary Lewis on baritone saxophone.

Ebonee Thomas


Ebonee Thomas is originally from Plano, TX and was a member of the Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra for three years. She holds degrees from Southern Methodist University and the New England Conservatory of Music. She was most recently Principal Flute of the Knoxville Symphony for 3 seasons. Ebonee has performed with Sarasota Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, Oregon Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, Phoenix Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and Detroit Symphony and most recently the Dallas and Fort Worth symphonies.

Zachary Lewis

Baritone Saxophone

Wind Symphony Concerto Competition Winner

Zachary Lewis is a senior from Flower Mound High School in Flower Mound, Texas where he played the baritone saxophone for four years. With a passion for flight that matches his passion for music, Zachary plans to join the Navy ROTC program at the University of Oklahoma and later pursue a career as a naval aviator in the United States Navy.


GDYO and UNT Flute Choirs Make Beautiful Music Together

On April 24th, GDYO’s Flute Choir will present their Spring Concert with special guests, the University of North Texas Flute Choir, under the direction of Daniel Pardo.  The UNT Flute Choir is comprised of undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of performance, education, and other fields such as Psychology and Chemistry. DMA candidate Daniel Pardo directs this ensemble for the 2015-16 season.  The performance on Sunday will feature Gioachino Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Overture, Vincenzo Sorrentino’s Inno for Joueurs, Jonathan Cohen’s Flutes and Vegetables, Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata 142, and Catherine McMichael’s A Gaelic Offering. Join us for this FREE concert at the First United Methodist Church of Denton, on Sunday, April 24, at 3:00pm.