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March 6, 2022

Cañada College Theater

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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 Butler, Chan, and McBeth. The Associate Orchestra is delighted to spotlight our Concerto Competition winner Kayla Lee as she performs Wieniawski’s dazzling Scherzo Tarantelle. The orchestra will also offer the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony no. 5, the Raiders March from Raiders of the Lost Ark, plus music by Berlioz and Saint-Saëns. The CYS Intermediate String Ensemble will feature works by Beethoven and Mozart. Our Festival Concert is a wonderful opportunity to experience the full gamut of the California Youth Symphony’s rich and varied musical program. Don’t miss it!

Concert Highlights

Intermediate Strings
Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Schubert: String Quartet in A minor, opus 29, 1st movement
Beethoven: Finale from String Quartet in G, opus 18 #2

Wind Symphony
Butler: Cosmopolitan America
Chan: Folksong of Midu
McBeth: Of Sailors and Whales

Associate Orchestra
Saint-Saëns: "Danse Bacchanale" from Samson and Dalila
Williams: Raiders March
Beethoven: "Allegro Con Brio" from Symphony No. 5
Berlioz: "Hungarian March" from The Damnation of Faust
Wieniawski: Scherzo-Tarantelle (Kayla Lee, soloist)

Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner

Violinist Kayla Lee, is an eighth grader who is currently studying with Ms. Zhao Wei. She began playing violin in the 1st grade. Kayla joined CYS in 2020, and is currently concertmaster of 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. 

Concert Safety Information

Please visit our Concert Safety Information page to read about how we are making our concerts as safe and enjoyable as possible during the ever-evolving COVID-19 Pandemic. We are requiring proof of vaccination, along with a valid photo ID, and masks for all in-person audience members. Negative COVID tests are not allowed to be used as a substitute for proof of vaccination.

At this time, we are unable to welcome guests under the age of 5 who are not yet eligible for vaccination. As soon as children under the age of 5 become eligible to receive a vaccine, fully vaccinated children will be welcomed back to CYS concerts.

Thank you for your understanding.

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