2019 Gala

SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019, 5:00 pm


54th Annual Gala Concert

Carlos Izcaray, Music Director
Sarah Chang, Violin

Dmitri Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Fil Eisler: For J.E. Violin Concerto  –  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.”

Tickets: FREE

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

Gala Dinner, 7:30 pm

After the concert, AYS friends, orchestra members, and guest artists celebrate the continuing success of the American Youth Symphony at the 54th Annual Gala Dinner, our biggest fundraising event of the season. Join AYS in supporting the future of classical music at a sumptuous dinner under the stars! Concert & Dinner packages start at $500.

Make a Gala Donation Now to Reserve a Dinner & Concert Package.

If you are unable to attend, you can purchase an on-screen tribute, host an AYS musician at the dinner, or make a gift of any amount to support AYS and celebrate our gala honorees. Donate now!