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Concert Information

Cañada College Theatre

Cañada College
March 19, 2017


Maps & Directions

A Festive Afternoon

The California Youth Symphony is pleased to continue our March Festival Concert series, at which we feature our Intermediate String Ensemble, the Wind Symphony, and the CYS Associate Orchestra. This is a wonderful opportunity to observe and enjoy the full scope of the CYS program and to support the collaborative efforts of all of the groups involved. The Associate Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Eylar, will perform works by Dvorak, Mussorgsky, and Ippolitov-Ivanov, as well as featuring Julian Tso, one of two winners of the Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition.  Julian will perform the Cecil Forsyth Viola Concerto, a work known for its extremely expressive solo writing and the delicate yet powerful energy of its orchestration. 

Leo Eylar, Music Director
Julian Tso, Viola

Concert Highlights

Intermediate Strings
Beethoven: Overture from "The Creatures of Prometheus"
Debussy: "Animé et très décidé from Quartet in g minor
Copland: "Hoe Down" from Rodeo

Wind Symphony
Reed: Armenian Dances
Wagner:  “Elsa’s Procession to the Cathedral” from Lohengrin
Whitacre: October
Ticheli: Vesuvius

Associate Orchestra
Ippolitov-Ivanov: Caucasian Sketches
Forsyth: Viola Concerto (Julian Tso, viola)
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Dvořák: New World Symphony

Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner

An orchestra member of Mission San Jose High School, Fremont, Julian Tso, age 15, started learning the viola in the summer before fifth grade. Just three years into playing the instrument, he got accepted into the honor orchestra of the California Orchestra Directors Association, and was nominated to perform at the Winter Conference of the CMEA (California Association of Music Education) Bay Section as first chair viola.


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