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The CYS Senior Orchestra continues its exploration of American symphonic masters with works by Gershwin, Creston and Harrison, as well as Richard Strauss’s 1888 dazzling masterpiece Don Juan. Join our CYS Percussion Director Artie Storch as he leads the orchestra in the CYS premiere performance of Lou Harrison’s A Parade, which features a tantalizing combination of both Western and Eastern musical influences and instruments. Our 2013 Young Artist Competition winner Adrian Lin will perform Paul Creston’s brilliant Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra, and the program will conclude with the ever-popular Symphonic Picture from Porgy and Bess, arranged in 1942 by George Gershwin’s close friend and associate Robert Russell Bennett. Bennett chose many of the most famous songs and melodies from the opera, including Summertime, I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’, Bess You Is My Woman Now, and It Ain’t Necessarily So, to create an enthralling compendium of the opera’s greatest “hits”. Don’t miss this eclectic and entertaining concert!
Harrison: A Parade (conducted by Artie Storch)
Adrian Lin began playing percussion at the age of 8. Most recently, he has been selected as one of five percussionists in the country to join the 2014 National Youth Orchestra of the USA. In the past, he has also been a part of the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar and the CA All-State Honor Band Wind Symphony. Click here to view full bio.
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March 16, 2014 @ Flint Center, DeAnza College
March 23, 2013 @ Jackson-Smith Theater, Ohlone College
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The CYS Senior Orchestra will be performing music from George Gershwin’s folk opera masterpiece Porgy and Bess at its March concert series. Click on this image of Gershwin (a self-portrait painting by the composer himself!) for a wealth of information on the composer and his universally beloved opera. Audio clips included!
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New Member Auditions for the 2014-2015 Season are now open!
Auditions for CYS are open to students of high school age and younger, as of September of the coming season. Auditions for the 2014-2015 season will be held on April 4, 5, 11 & 12. For more information or to request an audition for our 2014-2015 Season, please click on the link below.
CYS YOUNG ARTIST COMPETITION
Each spring the California Youth Symphony holds its Young Artist Competition to select soloists for the following season. This year’s Competition will be held on April 5 at Stanford University. The Competition is open to instrumental soloists under age 19. Contestants may be auditioned on the piano, or any symphonic instrument. Two artists will be chosen, by a panel of three judges, to perform with the CYS Orchestra during the November or March concert series of the 2014-15 season. Application forms and full information will be available here after the first of the year.
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