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On January 14, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (SFSYO) and Wattis Foundation Music Director Daniel Stewart host the ninth Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival (BAYOF) at Davies Symphony Hall. Conceived and co-founded by CYS in 2009, the biennial festival showcases some of the Bay Area’s most talented youth orchestral ensembles, including the California Youth Symphony, Golden State Youth Orchestra, Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Young People's Symphony Orchestra. Each orchestra takes turns performing onstage, and the concert concludes with a special performance of Marquez's Danzon No. 2 by the Festival Orchestra, comprised of selected musicians from all five ensembles and featuring a solo by CYS's own Aidan Co. KPIX television anchor emerita Wendy Tokuda serves as Master of Ceremonies at the concert. Proceeds from the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival are donated to charitable organizations that support homeless and under-served youth in each orchestra’s local community. CYS is proud to select Second Harvest of Silicon Valley as its beneficiary organization. For more information on this organization, Click Here

Tickets for this benefit concert can be purchased through the San Francisco Symphony ticketing system. Click Here to be redirected to their site.


Works by Leonard Bernstein, Valerie Coleman, Manuel de Falla, Arturo Marquez, Piotr Tchaikovsky, and Ralph Vaughan Williams

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