Saturday, April 21, 2018
Q&A – 4:30 pm
Panelist: Joanna Demers
The concert is preceded by a Q&A at 4:30 pm, exploring the use of music to uplift the human spirit and effect change. Panelists include Joanna Demers, Chair of the Musicology department at USC’s Thornton School of Music, who writes both scholarly and creative works examining philosophical themes in music.
Concert – 5:00 pm
Carlos Izcaray, conductor
Tickets: Free / Reserve Now
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 and Beethoven, along with Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, narrated by actors Robert Desiderio and Judith Light.
We are also thrilled to present the world premiere of Strike Fugaz, an original composition by Music Director Carlos Izcaray.
Gala Dinner 7:30pm
Following the Q&A and Concert, join AYS friends and orchestra members for our annual Gala Dinner at 7:30 pm! Celebrate the continuing success of the American Youth Symphony, while honoring the centennial birthday of loyal AYS supporter and life-long philanthropist 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!
The 2018 Gala is Sponsored by:
Individual Dinner & Concert Packages start at $500. Tables for ten start at $5,000.
Reserve for Dinner & Concert online,