Henri Lazarof: Cello Concerto No. 4
Experience the passion of renowned composer and beloved educator Henri Lazarof, exquisitely articulated by Allan Steele, rising AYS alumnus and principal cellist of the Fort Worth Symphony.
Of Gustav Mahler’s ten symphonies, No. 5 most completely fulfills the composer’s desire to “encompass the entire world” in one heart-stopping, virtuosic journey. Join us for this gripping reflection of passion for life.
This concert is now sold-out, but a limited number of stand-by tickets will be available at the door.
Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola in G major
AYS returns to LACMA’s Sundays Live with a sextet showcasing the caliber of artistry AYS promotes, featuring AYS principal string players and Maestro Alexander Treger on violin.
This is not a ticketed event
Seating will be available on a first-come, first served basis.
FEB 8 | ROYCE HALL
2pm – Family Music Adventure
Children of all ages are invited to discover the joy of a live orchestra at this inspiring event. This enriching 45-minute concert and interactive lesson is the perfect way to share the legacy of classical music with your family!
Arts & Crafts activities led by First 5 LA follow the performance.
Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture
Honoring the legacy of AYS’ landmark training, distinguished alumnus Michael Sachs, principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra, performs Eino Tamberg’s strikingly colorful Concerto for Trumpet No. 1.
Feel Royce Hall resonate with the vibrations of Saint-Saëns’ majestic Organ Symphony, the crowning glory of the prodigious composer’s career.
2pm – Concert
Dooley: AYS commission (world premiere)
Tickets from $15-42 – RESERVE NOW
(Members – Use the special code found here to receive a 15% discount on tickets)
Returning by popular demand, world-touring power-house Valentina Lisitsa makes her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut playing Rachmaninoff’s career-defining Piano Concerto No. 2. Lisitsa, a dazzling star of the Internet age, is known internationally for her daring YouTube performances that capture millions of hearts to this day.
Maverick composer Paul Dooley premieres a specially commissioned piece in honor of our 50th Anniversary Season.
6pm – Concert
Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
Thirty-four year veteran NY Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and acclaimed violist Karen Dreyfus join AYS to showcase the melodic intricacies of Mozart’s celebrated Sinfonia Concertante, his last and greatest string concerto.
8pm – Gala Dinner
SIMONE PORTER, host
Maestro Alexander Treger
Musicians and music lovers gather under the stars in celebration of shared passions, for a magical evening to support the future of the American Youth Symphony!
DAVID NEWMAN, conductor
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Video Sequences by Clear Creek Productions
World-famous violinist Sarah Chang joins us at the intimate Moss Theatre for a remarkable event to express our gratitude to the generous community that has sustained the vitality of AYS for 50 years.
THIS IS A MEMBERS PRIORITY* EVENT
*Members will have first priority to reserve tickets for the 344 seat theatre.
SPECIAL THANKS TO SARAH AND PETER MANDELL