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San Mateo Performing Arts Center

San Mateo High School
December 11, 2016


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CYS Holiday Pops Concert

Maestro Eylar is delighted to announce his first-ever Holiday Pops Concert, featuring film favorites along with our annual selection of Holiday classics such as Sleigh Ride, White Christmas, and selections from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. Thrill to the sounds of John Williams as we perform music from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Jurassic Park, as well as selections from Bernstein's ever-popular West Side Story. We are delighted to welcome CYS Young Artist Competition winner Andrew Lee, who will dazzle the audience with his performance of the highly virtuosic Zigeunerweisen ("Gypsy Airs") by Sarasate. The CYS Associate Orchestra will also perform music from Pirates of the Caribbean and light classic favorites including Danse Macabre by Saint-Saëns and selections from Bizet's L'Arlesienne Suite. We are also very excited to welcome to the stage the new flagship ensemble - the CYS Wind Symphony. There is something for everyone in this concert, so come join the holiday cheer and revel in the glorious sounds of some of your favorite tunes!

Leo Eylar, Music Director
Andrew Lee, violin

This is a free event - our gift to you!

Young Artist Competition Winner

Seventeen-year-old violinist Andrew Lee began his studies at age eight with Li Lin and currently studies with Zhao Wei at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division. Most recently, he was named a 2017 National YoungArts Foundation Honorable Mention Winner.


Associate Orchestra Highlights

Saint-Saëns: Danse Macabre
Herold: Zampa Overture
Bizet: L'Arlesienne
Badelt (Arr. Ricketts): Pirates of the Caribbean

Wind Symphony Highlights

Tschesnokoff (Arr. Houseknecht): Salvation is Created
Wagner (Arr. Houseknecht): Awake! Chorale from Die Meistersinger
Lauridsen: O Magnum Mysterium
Cross: Let the Amen Sound
Holst (Ed. Matthews): First Suite in E-flat for Military Band

Senior Orchestra Highlights

Williams: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, Suite for Orchestra
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen (Andrew Lee, violin)
Williams: Theme from Jurassic Park
Bernstein: West Side Story, Selections

Plus Seasonal Favorites!


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