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Sunday, June 22, 2014

2:30 PM, Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College -                                        CYS Tour Preview Concert

$10 General Admission Only

CYS Embarks on 20th International Tour

As faithful CYS followers know, the California Youth Symphony was the first American youth orchestra to tour overseas when we visited Japan in 1963. This June and July, CYS will mount its 20th international tour when the orchestra performs in Croatia, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Czech Republic. The exciting, 12-day tour begins in the picturesque city of Split, Croatia and concludes with a fourth and final concert in the world renowned Dvořák Concert Hall in Prague. In between CYS will perform in and explore one of Europe’s most fascinating regions.

Tour Preview Concert - June 22, 2014

Maestro Leo Eylar has selected an outstanding program to enchant our audiences on our upcoming European Tour – drawing heavily, of course, from the American repertoire, including John Williams’ Theme from ET, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess and Bernstein’s On the Town. Local audiences needn’t worry about missing out on this great music. We will present our Tour Preview Concert on Sunday, June 22 at 2:30 p.m. in the Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets are just $10 and all proceeds benefit the tour. There are also other ways to donate for tour - click the JUST GIVE button!

Audition results for the 2014-2015 Season have been mailed. Our congratulations to all new and returning musicians. When you receive your offer letter, please click on the 2014-2015 Member Registration button above. You will need to log-in with the Username and Password provided in your offer letter.


Young Artist Competition Results

Each spring the California Youth Symphony holds its Young Artist Competition at Stanford University to select soloists for the following season. The Competition is open to any young musician age 19 and younger. Congratulations to this year’s winners: Victor Xie, performing the Saint-Saëns Piano Concerto No. 2 and Catherine Kim, performing Ernest Bloch's Schelomo. The piano competition was extremely close, with the judges awarding a second place prize to Anna Boonyanit and honorable mentions to Misha Galant and Vincent Liu. We’re looking forward to some fabulous performances next year. Keep an eye on our calendar for exact concert dates.



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What's New

June 8, 2014 – String & Wind Ensembles
Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 2:00PM & 3:30PM

June 22, 2014 – CYS Tour Preview Concert
Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 2:30PM



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