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Youth Ensembles Concerts 2016-17

All concerts in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall.

  

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble

PSYWE Spring Concert: Music of Darkness & Light

March 26, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Join Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble as it seeks to explore music's connection to those most basic of human experiences: good and evil. Optimistic and yearning in both color and character, “House Plants in Terracotta Pots” by Roy Magnuson opens the performance in a minimalistic beckoning of curiosity, followed by Brian Balmages' introspective “Kindred Spirits.” Bask in Aaron Perrine's “Only Light” and experience the power of David Maslanka's tone poem “Liberation,” featuring a full chorus performing alongside one of the nation’s greatest youth wind ensembles.

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

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

PSYO Spring Concert

March 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

We invite you to experience the virtuosity of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra in an evening of symphonic masterpieces. Lose yourself in the lush fanfares of Wagner’s Overture to "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg," experience the home-grown Americana of Copland’s "Billy the Kid" Suite and find tranquility in Respighi’s “Church Windows.” Don’t miss this memorable showcase of young talent and awe-inspiring artistry!

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

Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings

PSSS Season Finale: Home Grown!

May 20, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

In its energizing season finale performance, Pacific Symphony Santiago Strings presents you with an afternoon of masterpieces from our own backyard! Experience a bit of Americana through the folk tunes and masterworks that built the American classical canon – from “Simple Gifts” to Bernstein’s “West Side Story.” This performance presented by the high-achieving musicians of Santiago Strings will be sure to amaze and inspire!

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

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble

PSYWE 10th Anniversary Season Finale: Traditions

May 21, 2017, 1:00 p.m.

Pacific Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble gears up to embark on its first international tour of Austria in July 2017 and concludes its 10th anniversary concert season by paying homage to the band tradition as well as the ensemble’s history in the Pacific Symphony family. Basler’s thrilling "Carnival" excitedly kicks off this performance followed by Giroux’ brand new work, "One Life Beautiful." Two cornerstone works for wind ensemble, Vaughn Williams’ "English Folksong Suite" and Holst's First Suite in Eb, celebrate the wind band culture’s deep rooted tradition.

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

Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

PSYO Season Finale

May 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Energized from a season of artistic achievement, the accomplished Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra will wow the crowd with its vibrant display of young musical talent. Join this high-caliber orchestra as it delves into the mind of Gustav Mahler through the sounds of his great Symphony No. 2. The winner(s) of this season’s concerto competition will also be featured during this performance.

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