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

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble blows audience away with “Mystery Music,” chock-full of intrigue and wonder, during free spring performance in concert hall

Orange County, Calif. — February 29, 2016

Who: The highly talented young musicians of Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble (PSYWE), led by Music Director Gregory X. Whitmore (under the direction of Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair).

What: The second concert of PSYWE’S season, “Mystery Music,” features music of interest and intrigue. Rejoice in celebration with Shostakovich’s rousing “Festive Overture” and reflect on the “blue sounds” of Mackey’s “Hymn to a Blue Hour.” Plus, ponder Schuman’s intriguing ode to a bridge during “George Washington Bridge” and enjoy the “March King” Sousa’s exotic-sounding “Nobles of the Mystic Shrine.” Then let Ticheli’s “Wild Nights!” take you on an unbridled musical romp. This program is sure to explore sounds and rhythms that captivate!

Thanks to sponsors Yuri and Tomoya Masano, admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission. For more information or to reserve tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit

When: Sunday, March 20, at 1 p.m.

Where: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts

Why: PSYWE has quickly gained recognition for being at the forefront of wind ensemble development in the country. Representing more than 20 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.