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Youth Ensembles Concerts

  

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble

PSYWE Spring Concert

March 10, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble opens its spring concert with an instrumental arrangement of Morten Lauridsen's breathtakingly beautiful choral piece, "O Magnum Mysterium," followed by Paul Hindemith's "Symphonic Metamorphosis"  on themes of Carl Maria von Weber. The program continues with Britain's favorite piece of classical music, Ralph Vaughan Williams' "The Lark Ascending" and closes with the fanciful "Alice in Wonderland" by Los Angeles-based composer Steven Mahpar. 

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

PSYO Spring Concert

March 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra opens their spring concert with "Analog Intelligence (A 21st Century Dance Suite)" by Brendan Faegre, followed by Gustav Mahler's spellbinding epic First Symphony. The spellbinding slow movement is based on the children's song "Frère Jacques," transposed into a haunting minor key.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings

PSSS Season Finale

May 6, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings, under the direction of Irene Koesen, ends the season with music of the British Isles, including Benjamin Britten's Simple Symphony, the Welsh Hymn Tune "Rhosymedre" by Ralph Vaughan Williams and the Scottish Folk Song "Sweet Afton."

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble

PSYWE Season Finale

May 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m.

After opening the season with John Philip Sousa's march for the inauguration of President Garfield, Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble closes the season with another piece by the American march king, composed for the same president's funeral. The program also includes "Variations on America" by Charles Ives and a "Suite of Old American Dances" by Robert Russell Bennett.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

PSYO Season Finale

May 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m.

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra's season finale features the winner(s) or the annual PSYO Concert Competition. The program opens with the tone poem "Don Juan " by Richard Strauss and closes with the ever-popular "An American in Paris" by George Gershwin.

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Seating is general admission.

Artistic Staff

Roger KaliaMusic Director, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra and Assistant Conductor, Pacific Symphony
Gregory X. WhitmoreMusic Director, Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble
Irene KroesenMusic Director, Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings
Carl St.ClairArtistic Advisor

Administrative Staff

Shawne ZarubicaDirector of Youth Ensembles
Oscar Esteves, Youth Orchestra manager
Nicole Kroesen, Youth Wind Ensemble manager
Amanda Sansonetti, Santiago Strings manager