2017/18 Concert Schedule

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Sunday, September 24, 2017, 5pm
Royce Hall

Carlos Izcarayconductor  /  Aubree Oliversonviolin

Strauss: Don Juan (17 minutes)
Bruch: Violin Concerto in G minor (24 minutes)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 12 (40 minutes)

Tickets: Free

Ticketing for this concert has closed, but Walk-Up tickets are always available. Learn more about Walk-Up procedures here.

To begin our 53rd season, Music Director Carlos Izcaray leads a concert sponsored by the family of John Liebes. Featuring beloved works by Richard Strauss and Dmitri Shostakovich; with twenty year old Concerto Competition winner Aubree Oliverson on Bruch’s virtuosic Violin Concerto in G minor.

Want more of the story? Check out the program notes, written by AYS Programs & Administration Associate (previously 2017 Programs Intern) Mario Acosta.

Please note: Parking Structure 5 will be closed for renovations for the next two years. Please see our updated parking instructions. For more concert planning information, read our “know before you go” guide. We look forward to welcoming you!

 

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 6pm
LACMA’s Bing Theater

AYS Principals Chamber Ensemble

Mozart: String Quartet in D Major, K499 (26 minutes)
Montgomery: Strum (6 minutes)
Brahms: String Quartet No. 1 in C minor (30 minutes)

Free Concert   /   No Reservations Necessary

AYS returns to LACMA’s Sundays LIVE to feature a program selected by AYS concertmaster Gallia Kastner. This performance will also be broadcast live on KUSC as part of their Sundays Live series.

Seating will be first-come, first-served

 

Kensington Presents: AYS + BØRNS
Friday, October 27, 2017, 7pm
The Viaduct, Downtown LA

BØRNS, vocalist  /  AYS Chamber Ensemble

A unique and exciting pairing of the euphoric pop music of BØRNS with the untouchable quality of classical music from an exceptionally talented chamber ensemble of AYS musicians, this unlikely concert at the Viaduct sold-out (550 tickets) within 30 minutes of going on sale. The performance will open with an instrumental set performed by AYS, leading into a set of BØRNS chart-topping hits reimagined for chamber orchestra, with BØRNS himself providing his original vocals. Then BØRNS and his band will take the stage to present music from his upcoming album.

This sold-out event is the inaugural project of the AYS Vanguard (young professionals council) in partnership with Kensington Presents. Interested in joining the Vanguard council? Email: Alice.Dutton@AYSymphony.org

Sunday, November 19, 2017
4:00 pm Q&A  |  4:30 pm Concert
7:00 pm Dinner Party
Royce Hall

4pm Q&A, 4:30pm Concert

Carlos Izcaray, conductor  /  Jon Burlingame, host

John Williams: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial score (First half: 66minutes, second half: 51 minutes)

Tickets: $15 (free for Members)
Reserve Now

Be sure to ‘phone home’ and tell your friends and family: AYS is performing John Williams’ legendary score for E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial live-to-picture! Led by Music Director Carlos Izcaray, AYS invites you to experience this iconic film in a new, unique way. Join music and film enthusiasts at 4 pm for a Q&A with industry leaders moderated by Jon Burlingame, with the concert and film beginning at 4:30 pm.

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7pm Dinner Party

After the concert, support AYS at an ET themed dinner party, where you can celebrate with Maestro Izcaray and film music industry luminaries — the ideal end to a thrilling evening of music and cinema.

Meal provided by Contemporary Catering with wines from Cobblestone Vineyards.

Dinner & Concert packages start at just $350! Reserve by phone at 310-470-2332, or online.

Please note: Parking Structure 5 will be closed for renovations for the next two years. Please see our updated parking instructions. For more concert planning information, read our “know before you go” guide. We look forward to welcoming you!

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2pm
Royce Hall


Juan Felipe Molano, Resident ConductorAmazing-Kid-Company-logo

Tickets: Free   /   Reservations open 12.13.17

AYS invites children and families to our annual Family Music Adventure. Kids of all ages can enjoy our fun-filled, educational performance and be inspired by the awesome power of classical music!

Activities provided by the Amazing Kid Company!

Please note: Parking Structure 5 will be closed for renovations for the next two years. Please see our updated parking instructions.

 

Saturday, February 17, 2018, 7pm
Royce Hall

Juan Felipe Molano, resident conductor

Bernstein: Divertimento (15 minutes)
Copland: Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo (19 minutes)
Ives: Three Places in New England (19 minutes)
Bernstein: West Side Story Symphonic Dances (24 minutes)

Tickets: Free  /  Reservations open 12.13.17

AYS celebrates the 100th birthday of a legendary conductor, composer and musician with a Bernstein Centennial concert. This exciting program will showcase works by American composers Aaron Copland, Charles Ives and none other than “Lennie” himself!

Please note: Parking Structure 5 will be closed for renovations for the next two years. Please see our updated parking instructions.

Sunday, March 25, 2018, 7:30pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall

Carlos Izcaray: conductor  /  Vladimir Feltsman: piano

Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine (4 minutes)
Adams: Tromba lontana (4 minutes)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 1 (15 minutes)
Higdon: Blue Cathedral (10 minutes)
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 (16 minutes)

Tickets: $15-46 (Members get a 15% discount)

Reservations open 12.13.17

As part of the LA Phil’s Sounds About Town concert series, AYS performs an eclectic array of works by John Adams, Jennifer Higdon and Maurice Ravel.

World renowned Vladimir Feltsman, whose playing has been lauded for its “thunderous power” by the New York Times, joins the orchestra for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
4:30pm Q&A  |  5pm Concert
7:30pm Gala Dinner
Royce Hall

Carlos Izcaray: conductor

Izcaray: Original Composition
Revueltas: Homenaje a Federico García Lorca (11 minutes)
Copland: Lincoln Portrait (15 minutes)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” (48 minutes)

Tickets: Free   /  Reservations open 12.13.17

This year’s gala concert features repertoire celebrating the triumph of the human spirit in a first-time collaboration with Human Rights Watch, with works by Revueltas, Copland and Beethoven. We are also thrilled to present the world premiere of an original composition by Music Director Carlos Izcaray. Concert preceded by Q&A with music historians and human rights advocates, exploring the use of music as a tool for social change.

Gala Dinner 7:30pm

Join AYS friends and orchestra members for our annual Gala Dinner, celebrating the continuing success of the American Youth Symphony. Held on a beautiful Spring night under the stars, AYS invites you to share in our biggest fundraising event of the year, to help provide extraordinary free concerts as a gift to this community!

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

Please note: Parking Structure 5 will be closed for renovations for the next two years. Please see our updated parking instructions.

Member’s Priority
Saturday, May 12, 2018, 3pm

Ann & Jerry Moss Theater
At the Herb Alpert Educational Village at New Roads School

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Tickets: Free

Reservations Open for Members on 12.13.17
General Reservations Open on 4.28.18

We end this season with an exciting chamber concert to thank our donors for all they do in support of AYS! Our inaugural Musician Citizen Fellow will program this performance to musically explore the power of classical music to transform lives and build community. Check for updates in Spring 2018!

Directions to the Moss Theater