Spring 2018 Concerts

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Jump to: 2/17 2pm, 2/17 7pm, 3/25, 4/21, 5/12


Saturday, February 17, 2018, 2pm
Royce Hall

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

Tickets: Free   /   Reserve Now

Presenting selections from works by Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ives and Aaron Copland, with guiding narration from Resident Conductor Juan Felipe Molano, in the educational tradition of Leonard Bernstein’s Young People’s Concerts. Shared as part of the “Bernstein at 100” centennial celebration.

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)

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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.

We are trying something new with this concert, and invite your feedback! AYS Members will be able to reserve assigned seats in the Members’ section through the Members Page; while all other guests will reserve general admission/open seating tickets, and choose their seats (outside the Members’ Section) when they arrive at the venue. Please direct any questions or concerns to Director of Community Engagement, Alice Dutton.

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 – see Members’ Page for details)

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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)

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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, and honoring the centennial birthday of Edna Weiss. 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


Tickets: Free

Reservations Now Open for Members (Reserve through the Members’ Page)
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