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American Youth Symphony // Freedom: A Celebration of Human Rights

  • Royce Hall 10745 Dickson Court Los Angeles, CA, 90095 United States (map)

Saturday, April 21, 2018

4:30 pm Q&A
5:00 pm Concert
7:30 pm Gala Dinner
Royce Hall

4:30 pm Q&A

Panelists: Clara Long and Joanna Demers

The concert is preceded by a Q&A at 4:30 pm, exploring the use of music to uplift the human spirit and effect change. Panelists include Clara Long, a specialist on US immigration and border policy, working as an advocate with Human Rights Watch; and Joanna Demers, Chair of the Musicology department at USC’s Thornton School of Music, who writes both scholarly and creative works examining philosophical themes in music. 

Concert  – 5:00 pm

Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Robert Desiderio, narrator

Izcaray: Strike Fugaz, original composition, world-premiere
Revueltas: Homenaje a Federico García Lorca (11 minutes)
Copland: Lincoln Portrait (15 minutes)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” (48 minutes)

Tickets: Free   /  Reserve Now

This year’s gala concert features repertoire celebrating the triumph of the human spirit in a first-time collaboration with Human Rights Watch, with works by Revueltas and Beethoven, along with Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by actor Robert Desiderio. 

We are also thrilled to present the world premiere of Strike Fugaz, an original composition by Music Director Carlos Izcaray.