Concert Information


Smithwick Theatre

Foothill College
March 3, 2019
1:00pm (NEW TIME)

FREE EVENT


Maps & Directions

CONCERT POSTER


A Festival Afternoon

The California Youth Symphony is pleased to continue our very popular March Festival Concert series, at which we feature our Intermediate String Ensemble under the direction of Kati Kyme, the Wind Symphony under the direction of Matthew Sadowski, and the CYS Associate Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Eylar. Guest Wind Symphony Director Matthew Sadowski will lead the CYS Wind Symphony in works by Holst, Ginastera, and the evocative Satiric Dances by American composer Norman Dello Joio. Dr. Sadowski currently holds the position of Director of Bands at UC Berkeley.  The Associate Orchestra will present an ambitious and virtuosic program including Khachaturian’s Masquerade Suite and the ever-popular orchestral showpiece Capriccio Espagnole by Rimsky-Korsakov. We will also be highlighting the program with one of three winners of our Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition. Violinist Joyce Xu will perform the first movement of Symphonie Espagnole by Edouard Lalo. The orchestra will also offer Mozart’s sparkling Overture to The Magic Flute. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the full gamut of the California Youth Symphony’s rich and varied musical program. Don’t miss it!


Leo Eylar, Music Director, Associate Orchestra Conductor
Matthew Sadowski, Wind Symphony Guest Conductor
Kati Kyme, String Ensembles Conductor
Joy Xu, Violin

Concert Highlights


Intermediate Strings
Beethoven: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus
Haydn: "Allegro Scherzando" from String Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4
Brahms: "Allegro Giocoso" from Symphony No. 4

Wind Symphony
Holst: Mars
Joio: Satiric Dances
Ginastera: "Danza Final" from Estancia

Associate Orchestra
Mozart: Magic Flute Overture
Lalo: Symphonie espagnole (Joy Xu, violin)
Khachaturian: Masquerade Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnole

Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner


Joy Xu is a 13-year old girl living in Palo Alto, and a freshman at Palo Alto High School. Joy has been passionately pursuing music from a very young age. She began playing the violin at age five, and the piano at age six. She later pick Violin as her primary instrument after several years of training. Joy is currently studying vioin with Mr. Zunxian Zhou. 

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Guest Wind Symphony Conductor


Dr. Matthew Sadowski was appointed as Director of Bands at the University of California, Berkeley in June 2018, where he now conducts the University Wind Ensemble and directs the Cal Marching Band. As an avid instrumental music conductor, chamber ensemble enthusiast, and interdisciplinary collaborator, Sadowski (or simply “Matt”) earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. He also holds music degrees from Ithaca College (Ithaca, New York – MM Wind Conducting) and Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan – BM Music Education). His foremost conducting teachers include Cynthia Johnston Turner of the University of Georgia, and Stephen Peterson of the University of Illinois.

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Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition


California Youth Symphony's annual CONCERTO COMPETITION for the Associate Orchestra offers its current students a special challenge and an opportunity for public recognition. All students in the Associate Orchestra are encouraged to compete. One of two winners will debut in this Festival Afternoon concert. 

SOLOIST PROFILE

Joy Xu
Violin
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CONDUCTOR PROFILES

Matthew Sadowski
Wind Symphony
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Kati Kyme
String Ensembles
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Leo Eylar
Associate Orchestra
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CYS PROGRAMS

String Ensembles
Kati Kyme
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Wind Symphony
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Associate Orchestra
Leo Eylar
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