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ICON with Steve Vai, 2pm 3/11/17  |  Gala Concert 4/22/17   |   Members Priority 5/14/17


Saturday, March 11, 2017, 2pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall




Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Steve Vai, electric guitar

Esa-Pekka Salonen: Gambit
Steve Vai: Original Compositions for Electric Guitar and Orchestra
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Tickets: $15-46

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What happens when you join what Jim Svejda of KUSC hails as “one of the finest youth symphonies on earth” with one of Guitar World’s “Greatest Guitarist of All Time?” See for yourself when AYS partners with three-time Grammy Award winner and former Frank Zappa bandmate Steve Vai to deliver a concert you won’t soon forget, pairing Stravinsky’s iconic Rite of Spring with works by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Vai himself!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017
6pm Concert
7:30pm Gala Dinner
Royce Hall


GALA Concert  6pm


Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Rachel Ostler, violin

Mozart: Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Korngold: Violin Concerto, Op. 35, D major
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Tickets: Free

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We commemorate our annual gala with a joyous celebration of classic masterworks and rising talent. Concerto Competition winner Rachel Ostler joins the orchestra for Korngold’s virtuosic Violin Concerto, in an evening also featuring the spirited Overture from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, and Rachmaninoff’s beloved Symphonic Dances.

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GALA Dinner 7:30pm

AYS friends, fans and orchestra members join together on a beautiful, spring evening under the stars in support of the continued success of the American Youth Symphony.

We invite you to share in our biggest fundraiser of the year and help gift these extraordinary concerts to your community!

Individual Dinner & Concert Packages start at $500. Tables for ten start at $5,000

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Mother’s Day
*Sunday, May 14, 2017, 3pm
*Ann & Jerry Moss Theater at the
Herb Alpert Education Village at New Roads School


Members Priority


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Rameau: Overture to Zaïs, and Dardanus Suite
Copland: Appalachian Spring

Tickets: Free
Reservations Now Open for Members
General Reservations Open: 4.26.17

We end this season with a concert to thank our donors for all they do in support of AYS. In a concert unlike anything we have done before, a chamber ensemble of AYS musicians will play the full ballet version of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, in collaboration with a local modern ballet troupe. This performance also includes works by visionary French baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. Celabrate Mother’s day with an afternoon of music from the American Youth Symphony!

*The date, time, and location of this event have been updated from our original schedule