James Conlon, conductor
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 1
STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra
We are thrilled to welcome the beloved Music Director of the Los Angeles Opera, James Conlon, to conduct the 2016 Gala concert! Conlon, who has been the LA Opera’s conductor since 2006, recently celebrated his 11th season as Music Director of the Ravinia Festival in Chicago.
“There is only one competition in life, and that is the race with time to realize your potential in only one lifetime.” – James Conlon
Free Concert | Reserve Now (concert only)
8:30 pm Gala Dinner
AYS friends and fans of the evening’s honorees: Maestro Conlon, Philanthropist Marilyn Ziering, and Composer Walter Arlen; 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 AYS’ biggest fundraiser of the year and help gift these extraordinary concerts to your community!
Dinner reservations open February 8