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New World Symphony - MENDELSSOHN'S ITALY
Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

New World Symphony - MENDELSSOHN'S ITALY

Take a deep dive alongside Michael Tilson Thomas into the delightful music of German and Austrian masters. Discovering Italy’s beauty was a rite of passage for many Romantics and Felix Mendelssohn was no exception. Inspired by everything from Roman ruins to sparkling coastal waters, his Fourth Symphony forms a series of sunny impressions. Perhaps the lasting legacy of the original play, Franz Schubert’s drama-filled Overture is quintessentially lyrical, from its theatrical start to its race-to-the-finish finale.

Orchestra Concert

MENDELSSOHN'S ITALY

New World Center

Friday, October 27 at 7:30 PM

Program

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American Youth Symphony: Members Priority Concert - Rameau & Copland
May
14
3:00 PM15:00

American Youth Symphony: Members Priority Concert - Rameau & Copland

  • Ann & Jerry Moss Theater at the Herb Alpert Education Village at New Roads School (map)
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Juan Felipe Molano, conductor
Rameau: Overture to Zaïs, and Dardanus Suite
CoplandAppalachian Spring

Tickets: Free
Reservations Now Open for Members
General Reservations Open: 5.03.17

We end this season with a concert to thank our donors for all they do in support of AYS. In a concert unlike anything we have done before, a chamber ensemble of AYS musicians will play the full ballet version of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, in collaboration with a local modern ballet troupe. This performance also includes works by visionary French baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. Celabrate Mother’s day with an afternoon of music from the American Youth Symphony!

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American Youth Symphony: Gala Concert
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

American Youth Symphony: Gala Concert

GALA Concert  6pm

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Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Rachel Ostler, violin

Mozart: Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Korngold: Violin Concerto, Op. 35, D major
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Tickets: Free

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We commemorate our annual gala with a joyous celebration of classic masterworks and rising talent. Concerto Competition winner Rachel Ostler joins the orchestra for Korngold’s virtuosic Violin Concerto, in an evening also featuring the spirited Overture from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, and Rachmaninoff’s beloved Symphonic Dances.

GALA Dinner 7:30pm

AYS friends, fans and orchestra members join together on a beautiful, spring evening under the stars in support of the continued success of the American Youth Symphony.

We invite you to share in our biggest fundraiser of the year and help gift these extraordinary concerts to your community!

Individual Dinner & Concert Packages start at $500. Tables for ten start at $5,000

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Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra: Series 7 - Mars Festival
Apr
14
9:00 PM21:00

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra: Series 7 - Mars Festival

Jorge Sanchez-Chiong – Salt Water (U.S. premiere)
Alyssa Weinberg – Paralles (west coast premiere)
Katharina Rossenberger – Spuren (U.S. premiere)
Saad Haddad – Takht
Charles Peck – Mosaic
Jorge Sanchez-Chiong – Jupiter Analogs (U.S. premiere) 

Friday, April 14 @ 9 pm
Angel City Brewery: Beer Hall
216 Alameda St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

Click HERE for more info about the inaugural M.A.R.S. Festival

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Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra: Series 6 - Milhaud, Poulenc, Wolfgang, and Omiccioli
Mar
26
3:00 PM15:00

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra: Series 6 - Milhaud, Poulenc, Wolfgang, and Omiccioli

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Darius Milhaud – La Création du monde
Francis Poulenc – Sextet
Gernot Wolfgang - New England Travelogue (west coast premiere)
Nick Omiccioli – [fuse] (west coast premiere)
 
Sunday, March 26 @ 3 pm
First Presbyterian Church
1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401

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Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra: Series 6 - Milhaud, Poulenc, Wolfgang, and Omicciloli
Mar
25
8:00 PM20:00

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra: Series 6 - Milhaud, Poulenc, Wolfgang, and Omicciloli

Darius Milhaud – La Création du monde
Francis Poulenc – Sextet
Gernot Wolfgang - New England Travelogue (west coast premiere)
Nick Omiccioli – [fuse] (west coast premiere)
 
Saturday, March 25 @ 8 pm
Glendale City Church
610 East California Ave., Glendale, CA 91206

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American Youth Symphony: ICON
Mar
11
2:00 PM14:00

American Youth Symphony: ICON

Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Steve Vai, electric guitar

Esa-Pekka SalonenGambit
Steve Vai: Original Compositions for Electric Guitar and Orchestra
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring

Tickets: $15-46

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What happens when you join what Jim Svejda of KUSC hails as “one of the finest youth symphonies on earth” with one of Guitar World’s “Greatest Guitarist of All Time?” See for yourself when AYS partners with three-time Grammy Award winner and former Frank Zappa bandmate Steve Vai to deliver a concert you won’t soon forget, pairing Stravinksy’s iconic Rite of Spring with works by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Vai himself!

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American Youth Symphony: Game Changer
Feb
12
4:30 PM16:30

American Youth Symphony: Game Changer

Juan Felipe Molano, resident conductor
Emily Reese, host

BrittenFour Sea Interludes
StravinskyFirebird Suite
Takeshi Furukawa: The Last Guardian Suite
Jason GravesThe Order: 1886 Suite
Austin WintoryJourney Suite

Tickets: Free

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Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and supported by Sony Interactive Entertainment, Resident Conductor Juan Felipe Molano and our musicians will work alongside highly respected composers of some of the most successful titles in the video game industry. Composers join us for a Q&A and concert pairing critically acclaimed game scores with masterworks that inspired them to enter the field. Gamers and classical music-lovers unite for this rare and exciting blending of contemporary and classical culture!

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American Youth Symphony: Family Concert
Feb
12
11:00 AM11:00

American Youth Symphony: Family Concert

Children and families are invited to discover the world of classical music at our annual family concert! We’re partnering with the Amazing Kid Company to present a fun, interactive performance, and activities for kids of all ages—the perfect way to share classical music with the next generation!

Maestro Juan Felipe Molano
BIZET: Carmen Overture
BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes (selection)
With video from Disney’s FANTASIA: 
STRAVINSKY: Firebird, Danse Infernal and
PONCHIELLI: Dance of the Hours
Featuring a selection from the 4:30pm concert:
FURUKAWA: The Last Guardian Suite (to video)

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Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra: Premieres & Mendelssohn
Jan
13
to Jan 14

Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra: Premieres & Mendelssohn

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Patrick O'Malley - Paths Penumbra (west coast premiere)
Yuan-Chen Li – Wandering Viewpoint  (west coast premiere)
        Michael Kaufman, cello
Oliver Lewin - Dialogues (world premiere)
Felix Mendelssohn - Octet

 

***After party goes past midnight with DJ, dancing, and full bar! 
 

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Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular
Dec
17
7:30 PM19:30

Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular

The Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular is a fun filled holiday entertainment event for the entire family.  The perfect celebration for the holidays as the cast of Cirque Musica performs incredible feats of strength, skill, and grace to great Holiday music favorites performed by a live symphony.
 

More information here.

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American Youth Symphony: Back to the Future – LIVE to Picture!
Nov
12
7:30 PM19:30

American Youth Symphony: Back to the Future – LIVE to Picture!

Back to the Future – LIVE to Picture!

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David Newman, conductor
Jon Burlingame, host

Alan SilvestriBack to the Future score

Tickets: $15  for the General Public and FREE for members
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Great Scott! AYS is going back to the future, with Maestro David Newman leading the orchestra through Alan Silvestri’s propulsive score for this time-travel blockbuster. Come join us for a thrilling live-to-screenperformance, and experience this classic film in a whole new way! Concert preceded by a Q&A with Alan Silvestri himself, moderated by film music journalist and historian Jon Burlingame.

Fundraiser Dinner:

Support AYS at a Back to the Future themed fête, where you can rub elbows with Composer Alan Silvestri, Maestro David Newman, and other industry luminaries. The ideal way to set the mood for a thrilling evening of music and cinema!
Dinner packages start at just $350! Reserve online, or by phone at 310.470.2332

After Party:

Party like it’s 1985 at our “Enchantment Under the Sea” after party, featuring live DJ, stocked bar, and all-American fare including LA’s famous Pink’s Hotdogs.
Concert+Party tickets start at just $45! (just select $45 seats and the after-party is included)


More information here. Reserve your tickets here.

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American Youth Symphony: Titan
Oct
16
5:00 PM17:00

American Youth Symphony: Titan

TITAN

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Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Coleman Itzkoff, cello

SchrekerVorspiel zu einem Drama
Bloch: Schelomo; Hebraic Rhapsody
Mahler: Symphony No.1, D major “Titan

Tickets: Free  /  Reserve now!

Join AYS for the inaugural concert of our new Music Director, Carlos Izcaray! Featuring the work of titans Franz Schreker, Ernest Bloch, and Gustav Mahler, we pair the seasoned experience of Maestro Izcaray with the prodigious talent of concerto competition winner Coleman Itzkoff, heralded as “virtuosic” by the LA Times. 

More information here.

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American Youth Symphony plays Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky
May
7
7:00 PM19:00

American Youth Symphony plays Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky

Yehuda Gilad, conductor
Simone Porter, violin

Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3 “Scottish”
Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto in D

We conclude our season with a Members Priority concert as part of Sarah & Peter Mandell’s “Hardly Strictly Classical” series.

International rising star and AYS alumna, Simone Porter, delights us with Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D, preceded by Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony.

Members have first priority to reserve tickets in this intimate344-seat theater. 

Free Members Priority Concert
Member Reservations Open April 6
General Reservations Open April 30

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