The Year of the Woman
What is the year of the woman?
Inspired by the global movement for recognition of female artists, creators, and leaders, AYS has dedicated the 2018/19 season to celebrating the tremendous talent and vision of female composers and soloists at the top of their game. From Grammy and Pulitzer Prize Winning Composer, Jennifer Higdon, to global sensation violinist, Sarah Chang, every woman featured is a titan in the field. AYS is honored that they are part of this year’s program, and proud to be on the industry’s leading edge in the conversation around female representation and diversity in classical music.
AYS Celebrates the Year of the Woman
Carlos Izcaray, Conductor
Susan Botti, Soprano, Composer / Ted Atkatz, Percussion
Lera Auerbach: Icarus
Susan Botti: EchoTempo, for Soprano, Percussion and Orchestra
Jennifer Higdon: Concerto for Orchestra
Celebrate works by three inspired composers representing the best and brightest in the field today: Lera Auerbach, also an acclaimed concert pianist, poet, and visual artist; Susan Botti, joining the orchestra as a soloist for her much-lauded EchoTempo; and Jennifer Higdon, winner of two Grammys and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Presented in Partnership with the Feminist Majority Foundation and Ms. magazine.
Online ticketing has closed, but free tickets will be available at the door.
Please note: Parking Structure 5 will be closed for renovations for the next two years. Please see our updated parking instructions.
LA Phil Presents: Sounds About Town
With AYS & National Children’s Chorus
Carlos Izcaray, AYS Conductor / Luke McEndarfer, NCC Conductor
Jessica Rivera, Soprano / Gloria Cheng, Piano
Gabriel Fauré: Messe Basse
Nico Muhly: World Premiere, Co-Commissioned by the LA Phil, AYS and NCC
Igor Stravinsky: Symphony of Psalms
Alexander Scriabin: Symphony No. 5, “Prometheus, Poem of Fire”
We return to LA Phil’s Sounds About Town Series in collaboration with the National Children’s Chorus (NCC), to present a world premiere commission from Nico Muhly. Continuing the theme of the season, this concert features two extraordinary female soloists, Soprano Jessica Rivera, hailed as “vocally luminous” by the New York Times, and Grammy and Emmy winning pianist Gloria Cheng, described as “breathtaking” by the Washington Post.
Tickets: $15-45 (25% off for AYS Members)
This is a SOLD OUT event.
Saturday, April 27, 2019, 5:00 pm
Carlos Izcaray, Music Director
Sarah Chang, Violin
Jessica Bejarano, Guest Conductor
Fil Eisler, Composer
Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Conducted by Jessica Bejarano
Fil Eisler: For J.E. Concerto for Violin and Orchestra
World Premiere featuring Sarah Chang
Anna Clyne: This Midnight Hour
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier Suite
Sarah Chang, widely regarded as one of the great violinists of our time, joins AYS for the inaugural Korngold Commission, a project developed and sponsored by Peter Mandell and Sarah Coade Mandell, pairing world-class solo artists with critically acclaimed film composers. The composer in this case is Fil Eisler, a BMI and SXSW award-winner, best known for scoring hit television series Empire and Revenge. Along with crowd-pleasing offerings from Shostakovich and Strauss, the program also features This Midnight Hour by Anna Clyne, whose work has been described by the New York Times as “virtuosic,” “inventive,” and “dreamlike.”
Learn more in the Press Release
Tickets are still available for members
and dinner guests, but have sold-out for the general public.
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General Audience: Sign up for Stand-By.
We can’t absolutely guarantee seating for Stand-By, but at past events, all Stand-By guests have been seated.
Sunday, May 12, 2:00 pm
The York Manor
Citizen Musician Concert
AYS String Quartet Anna Vosbigian, Citizen Musician Fellow
|Amy BEACH||Quartet for Strings (13 min)|
|Rebecca CLARKE||Comodo et amabile (9 min) Poem (8 min) Lullaby and Grotesque for viola & cello (6 min)|
|Kaija SAARIAHO||Cloud Trio for violin, viola and cello (16 min)|
|Julia WOLFE||Early that Summer (12 min) Dig Deep (14 min) Four Marys (11 min)|
Ticketing for our Citizen Musician concert is now open for Members
Ticketing will open for the General Public on May 1
This program has been specially selected by our 2018/19 Citizen Musician Fellow, Anna Vosbigian, to complete the “Year of the Woman” season with a selection of works by female composers throughout history.
Anna collaborated with Maestro Izcaray and AYS staff to plan and program this year’s Citizen Musician Concert. This is the second year for this project — inspired and supported by a program Yo-Yo Ma developed at the Civic Orchestra of Chicago — teaching leadership in the use of classical music to transform lives and build community. The aim is to bridge the gap between high art and community art, and in the words of Yo-Yo Ma “transcend technique in order to seek out the truths in our world in a way that gives meaning and sustenance to individuals and communities.”
The Citizen Musician Fellowship is Sponsored by Peter Mandell and Sarah Coade Mandell
New Venue: The York Manor 4908 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Saturday, July 13, 2019
A Place Called Home
Family Music Festival
AYS is partnering with South LA community center, A Place Called Home, to bring classical music to new places and first-time audiences. The festival will feature small AYS ensembles performing classical and contemporary chamber music, along with fun acoustic arrangements of popular songs, and original works by our orchestra members themselves. This day of music will also include performances by local instrumental musicians outside of AYS, coming from a variety of musical backgrounds. Arts & crafts and an instrument petting zoo make this a can’t-miss event for families and kids who want to learn more about classical music!