“The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra (FSYO) had to scramble to pull off its first concert since March 2020,” writes Taylor Grant in Wednesday’s (6/30) Musical America (subscription required). Based in Winter Park, FL, the orchestra was “originally slated to perform on June 27 at the North Beach Bandshell in Miami Beach, [but the concert] was forced to relocate when relief efforts commandeered the bandshell following the collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside three days earlier. Within 24 hours, Classical Movements, an international concert presenter and tour manager, had identified an alternative venue, overseen the setup for the performance, and notified more than 500 people of the venue change. The concert marked the last performance for Music Director Hanrich Claassen, in the position for five years. An internationally recognized cellist, conductor, and music educator, Claassen twice led the orchestra on international tours…. On the 27th, the orchestra presented the premiere of Meditations and Dances by FSYO Composer-in-Residence Brandon Martin. Also on the program were works by Shostakovich, Stravinsky, and Copland, along with Downton Abbey Suite, arr. Douglas E. Wagner; Gloria Estefan Rocks, arr. Victor Lopez; and Satchmo! (A Tribute to Louis Armstrong), arr. Ted Ricketts.”