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Concert Information

Smithwick Theatre

Foothill College
December 14, 2014


Maps & Directions

CYS Holiday Concert

A cherished CYS tradition for the past half-century continues as we offer our free Holiday Concert, bringing together the talents of both the Associate and Senior Orchestras. Thrill to the sounds of Johnann Strauss's holiday favorite, Die Fledermaus, and the sparkling vivacity of The Merry Wives of Windsor, both performed by the Associate Orchestra. We are very pleased to have Jessica Chen as our flute soloist, performing the Fanstasie for Flute and Orchestra by Georges Hue. The senior orchestra will also offer a tantalizing preview of our March concert series as it performs Schoenberg's masterful orchestration of the Piano Quartet in G Minor by Johannes Brahms. It wouldn't be a Holiday Concert without our traditional holiday favorites, including Sleigh Ride, selections from the Nutcracker, and other seasonal delights, so please join us as we celebrate the Holiday Season!

Leo Eylar, conductor
Jessica Chen, flute

Hue: Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra
Plus Classical and Seasonal Favorites by the CYS Orchestras

This is a free event - our gift to you!

CYS Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner

Jessica Chen has played the flute for nine years and studies privately with Jill Heinke. She is Principal 2nd of the California Youth Symphony and first chair of Homestead High School’s Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra. Recently, Jessica participated in the National Flute Association High School Flute Choir and was 1st chair of the NCBA All-Northern Honor Band.  In 2013, she participated in the Music For All Honor Orchestra of America and was in the All-County Honor Band. Jessica has also won awards in various competitions, including the Burlingame Music Club competition and the Peninsula Symphony Young Artist competition. Jessica is currently a junior at Homestead High School and enjoys playing Quiz Bowl in her free time.

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