San Jose Youth Symphony's Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Its 2017 Spring Concert!
The San Jose Youth Symphony's Philharmonic Orchestra, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Yair Samet, presents its 2017 Spring Concert to be held on Thursday, March 18, 2017, at 4:00 pm at the California Theatre, 345 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113.
The program will open with Gotovac's Symphonic Dance and will conclude with Liszt's Les Préludes. This concert will also showcase winners from the 2016 Young Artists' Competition, proudly sponsored by the San Jose Symphony Foundation. Three outstanding young soloists will be featured: Kimie Lewis, flutist, performing Reinecke's Flute Concerto in D Major; Eric Wang, violinist, performing Wieniawski's Violin Concerto in D minor; and William Gu, cellist, performing Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations.
Kimie Lewis is a senior at The King's Academy, and has been playing flute since age 12. She has been a member of the San Jose Youth Symphony for three years and in the Philharmonic Orchestra for the last two years.
Eric Wang is also a senior at Bellarmine College Preparatory, and has studied violin since he was 4. He is now in his fifth year with the San Jose Youth Symphony.
William Gu is a sophomore at Evergreen Valley High School, and has studied cello since age 8. He is now in his fifth year with the San Jose Youth Symphony as principal cellist.
The San Jose Youth Symphony (SJYS) is one of the oldest and finest youth orchestras on the West Coast of the U.S. Founded over six decades ago as part of the former San Jose Symphony, SJYS has a rich tradition of musical performance and education.
The mission of SJYS is to give young people a foundation for life through orchestral music. We create programs that assure young musicians achieve technical proficiency, musical knowledge and an emotional connection to music. We strive to make each performance for the community, uplifting, spirited and exciting.
The musicians of SJYS, all school-age youth, are chosen from more than 600 applicants through our annual auditions. The SJYS comprises 12 distinct performing ensembles: two full orchestras, a Chamber orchestra, two flute choirs, two string ensembles, as well as winds, harp, saxophone, percussion and jazz ensembles.
California Theatre (View)
345 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
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