|Sunday - January 20, 2008|
San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory
San Diego, CA – The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory presents its Showcase and Ovation Concert Series January January 20, 2008 at 4pm and 7pm in Copley Symphony Hall.
The annual concert series boasts two performances featuring seven of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s large ensembles. The Showcase Concert starting at 4pm will highlight the talent of the Wind Ensembles and Preparatory Orchestras. The Ovation Concert starting at 7pm will feature the Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia with a special performance alongside the San Diego Master Chorale. “I’m proud to announce our inaugural Ovation and Showcase Series Concerts for the 62nd Season of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory,” shared Jeff Edmons, Artistic Director of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory. “I invite you to join us for inspiring performances of masterworks and educational repertoire performed by San Diego’s brightest and aspiring artists.”
The 7pm Ovation Concert will be comprised of the Symphony Orchestra and Philharmonia performing major works by composers spanning over 150 years. The first half of the concert will feature the Philharmonia, San Diego Master Chorale and esteemed soloists performing the entire Mozart Requiem. This monumental work, an hour in length, is regarded as one of the greatest choral works ever written. The composition was completed using the composer’s manuscripts after Mozart's death by Franz Sussmeyer.
The second half of the program will feature the Symphony Orchestra performing works from the 19th and 20th centuries, including Aram Khatchturian's fiery Sabre Danse from Gayneh. The performance will also include Dmitri Shostakovitch's Ballet Suite No. 1, one of the composer’s most treasured and beautiful works. The concert will close with Tschaikovsky's Marche Slave, a patriotic composition written in 1876 during the war between Turkey and Serbia.
The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory is the 6th oldest continuously operating youth symphony in the United States and boasts over 450 students annually in seven different training ensembles. Ensemble skill levels range from pre-professional to beginner with students between 8 and 25 participating. Other instructional programs include music theory classes, brass quintet, string quartet, flute choir, horn ensembles, brass choir, percussion ensembles, and viola instruction. Annual auditions are held each June for student placement in the ensemble appropriate to their skill level.
Contact the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory at (619) 233-3232 or visit them on the web at www.sdys.org for more information about tickets, concerts, and annual student auditions. Ticket prices for the Copley Symphony Hall events are $5 for students, $15 and $25 for seniors/military and $25 and $35 for adults.
The San Diego Youth Symphony is a program of the San Diego Park and Recreation Department and is funded, in part, by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, and the County of San Diego Community Enhancement Program.
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