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Cañada College Theater

Redwood City
March 1, 2020


Maps & Directions


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 Pete Nowlen, and the CYS Associate Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Eylar. Maestro Nowlen will lead the Wind Symphony in an ambitious program including works by Hisaishi, Lovrien, and Del Borgo. The Associate Orchestra will present a virtuosic program including Milhaud’s Suite Française, music from Khachaturian’s Gayne, Ballet Suite, and Bizet’s Carmen, Suite No. 2. We will also be highlighting the program with two of three winners of our Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition. Clarinetist Matthew Kim will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. 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
Pete Nowlen, Wind Symphony Conductor
Kati Kyme, String Ensembles Conductor
Matthew Kim, Clarinet
Benjamin Arnett, Marimba

Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner

Matthew Kim, 15, is in 11th grade at Sacred Heart Preparatory, Atherton.  He started clarinet at the age of nine.  Matthew has been playing with the California Youth Symphony since 2015, currently as first clarinet in the Associate Orchestra...


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. 


Matthew Kim
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Benjamin Arnett
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Associate Orchestra
Leo Eylar
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Wind Symphony
Pete Nowlen
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String Ensembles
Kati Kyme
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