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  • Youth Orchestra Festival Day at Walt Disney Concert Hall Showcases Four Local Youth Orchestras in Day of Free Concerts
  • Mar. 8, 2009
  • Featured Orchestras Include Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra, Olympia Youth Orchestra, CSUN Youth Philharmonic, and Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra

    SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2009 AT NOON

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Youth Orchestra Festival Day at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, March 8, from noon to 5p.m., featuring the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra, Olympia Youth Orchestra, CSUN Youth Philharmonic, and Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra. Each youth orchestra will perform a 40-minute set. Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons can pick up tickets at the check-in table on Grand Avenue in front of Walt Disney Concert Hall 60 minutes prior to each orchestra's performance.

    The Pasadena Young Musicians Orchestra will perform a program of Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Ginastera; the CSUN Youth Philharmonic will perform a program of Bernstein, Dvorák, Mascagni and Stravinsky; the Olympia Youth Orchestra will perform a program of Mozart, Wieniawski, Diep and Mendelssohn; the Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra will perform a program of Shostakovich, Borodin, and Bernstein.

    These youth orchestras, in addition to four others, participate in the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Youth Orchestra Partners Program, a two-year partnership with the LA Phil that affords established Los Angeles-based youth orchestras coaching sessions and master classes with LA Phil musicians, concert tickets to WDCH and the Hollywood Bowl, and the opportunity to perform on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall. The first concert of this kind took place at Walt Disney Concert Hall in the fall of 2007 as a part of the LA Phil’s International Youth Orchestra Festival.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music – Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational programs, community concerts and children's programming, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2009, NOON TO 5 PM


    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles



    PASADENA YOUNG MUSICIANS ORCHESTRA (NOON – 12:40PM)

    JO STOUP, conductor



    PROKOFIEV Lt. Kijé Suite

    RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances (mvmt. I)

    GINASTERA “Malambo” from Estancia




    CSUN YOUTH PHILHARMONIC (1:25PM - 2:05PM)

    Dr. John Roscigno, conductor

    Ed Kawakami, guest conductor



    BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide

    DVORÁK Slavonic Dances, Op. 72, No. 2, No. 3

    MASCAGNI Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

    STRAVINSKY Infernal Dance and Finale from The Firebird



    OLYMPIA YOUTH ORCHESTRA (2:50PM – 3:30PM)

    Fung Ho, conductor

    Ben-Han Sung, violin



    MOZART Marriage of Figaro Overture

    WIENIAWSKI Polonaise Brillante No. 1 in D major, Op. 4

    DIEP Kingdom in Memory “The Ancient Champa” (world premiere)

    MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, “Italian” (mvmts. II and IV)



    CLAREMONT YOUNG MUSICIANS ORCHESTRA (4:15PM - 4:55PM)

    Roger Samuel, conductor



    SHOSTAKOVICH Festive Overture

    BORODIN Symphony No. 2 in B minor

    BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide

    Tickets are free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons may pick up tickets at a table on Grand Avenue in front of Walt Disney Concert Hall 60 minutes prior to each orchestra's performance. For information, please call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org; Photos: 213.972.3034