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Jean Oelrich
Director of Marketing & Communications
(714) 876-2380

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble opens its sixth season with Gershwin's "An American in Paris" plus an original composition by Music Director Joshua Roach

November 27, 2012

Who: Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE), led by Music Director Joshua Roach (under the direction of Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair).

What: A vibrant collection of American music performed by the amazing talent of PSYWE. The concert begins with a new piece by Maestro Roach, titled "Overture Dodeca," which was commissioned by and dedicated to USC's Larry Livingston in 2011. Next, PSYWE showcases John Mackey's "Hymn to a Blue Hour," which poetically captures the fleeting moment when sunset meets twilight. For the finale, PSYWE gives a rousing rendition of Gershwin's classic "An American in Paris" for concert band. Tickets are $12 general admission. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit

When: Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m.

Where: San Juan Hills High School, 29211 Vista Montana, San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 92675

Why: PSYWE has quickly gained recognition for being at the forefront of wind ensemble development in the country. Representing 22 schools in and beyond Orange County, PSYWE offers performance opportunities to instrumentalists in grades 9-12, providing members with a high quality and innovative artistic experience. The ensemble strives to encourage musical and personal growth through the art of performance. Students receive guidance from Pacific Symphony musicians and Maestro St.Clair.