Season Archive: 2014/15 Season

PASSION
Oct 12, 2014, 7:00 pm
ROYCE HALL

ALEXANDER TREGER, conductor 
ALLAN STEELE, cello

Henri Lazarof: Cello Concerto No. 4 (world premiere)
Mahler: Symphony No. 5

Experience the passion of renowned composer and beloved educator Henri Lazarof, exquisitely articulated by Allan Steele, rising AYS alumnus and principal cellist of the Fort Worth Symphony.

Of Gustav Mahler’s ten symphonies, No. 5 most completely fulfills the composer’s desire to “encompass the entire world” in one heart-stopping, virtuosic journey. Join us for this gripping reflection of passion for life.

ARTISTRY
Oct 26, 2014, 6:00 pm
LACMA’s BING THEATRE

Mozart: Duo for Violin and Viola in G major
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70

AYS returns to LACMA’s Sundays Live with a sextet showcasing the caliber of artistry AYS promotes, featuring AYS principal string players and Maestro Alexander Treger on violin.

This is not a ticketed event

IMAGINATION
THE ELFMAN PROJECT III
November 23, 2014
ROYCE HALL

4pm – Symposium

DAVID NEWMAN, guest conductor 
JON BURLINGAME, moderator
Orchestrator, Steve Bartek, panelist
Sound Engineer, Dennis Sands, panelist

Elfman: The Unknown Known

This unique event features a live, full-orchestra performance of a selection from the score of the 2013 documentary The Unknown Known, conducted by Oscar-nominated film composer David Newman. The Symposium also includes a panel discussion led by Jon Burlingame, with orchestrator Steve Bartek and sound engineer Dennis Sands, both of whom have worked closely with Danny Elfman for decades.

5:15 pm – Dinner Party

Join Symposium panelists, conductors, and fellow film music enthusiasts for a delightful dinner to benefit AYS. Enjoy this sumptuous and scintillating gathering as the perfect segue into the evening’s entertainment.

7pm – Concert – SOLD OUT!

ALEXANDER TREGER, conductor
DAVID NEWMAN, guest conductor  JON BURLINGAME, host

Copland: Quiet City
Elfman: Selections from Beetlejuice, Dick Tracy, Men in Black, Epic, and more!

For the third and final year of our crowd-favorite Elfman Project, AYS fuses music and story telling with selections from some of Elfman’s most brilliantly imaginative and iconic scores. Suites are in-part performed to film and conducted by AYS alumnus and world-renowned film composer David Newman. This resplendent event also features two of Aaron Copland’s most evocative and beloved works.

LEGACY
Feb 8, 2015
ROYCE HALL

2pm – Family Music Adventure

Children of all ages are invited to discover the joy of a live orchestra at this inspiring event. This enriching 45-minute concert and interactive lesson is the perfect way to share the legacy of classical music with your family!

Arts & Crafts activities led by First 5 LA follow the performance.

4pm – Concert

ALEXANDER TREGER, conductor
MICHAEL SACHS, trumpet

Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture
Eino Tamberg: Concerto for Trumpet No. 1
Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony

Honoring the legacy of AYS’ landmark training, distinguished alumnus Michael Sachs, principal trumpet of the Cleveland Orchestra, performs Eino Tamberg’s strikingly colorful Concerto for Trumpet No. 1. Feel Royce Hall resonate with the vibrations of Saint-Saëns’ majestic Organ Symphony, the crowning glory of the prodigious composer’s career.

DARING
Sat, Mar 7, 2015, 2:00 pm
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

ALEXANDER TREGER, conductor
VALENTINA LISITSA, piano

Dooley: AYS commission (world premiere)
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 6

Tickets from $15-42 

Returning by popular demand, world-touring power-house Valentina Lisitsa makes her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut playing Rachmaninoff’s career-defining Piano Concerto No. 2. Lisitsa, a dazzling star of the Internet age, is known internationally for her daring YouTube performances that capture millions of hearts to this day. Maverick composer Paul Dooley premieres a specially commissioned piece in honor of our 50th Anniversary Season.

CELEBRATION
April 26, 2015
ROYCE HALL
GALA

6pm – Concert

ALEXANDER TREGER, conductor
GLENN DICTEROW, violin
KAREN DREYFUS, viola

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique

Thirty-four year veteran NY Philharmonic Concertmaster Glenn Dicterow and acclaimed violist Karen Dreyfus join AYS to showcase the melodic intricacies of Mozart’s celebrated Sinfonia Concertante, his last and greatest string concerto.

8pm – Gala Dinner

SIMONE PORTER, host
TOMMY LASORDA, auctioneer

Honoring:

Maestro Alexander Treger
Mike Knobloch of Universal Pictures
& Zarin Mehta, on behalf of the Mehta Family

Musicians and music lovers gather under the stars in celebration of shared passions, for a magical evening to support the future of the American Youth Symphony!

VITALITY
May 22, 2015, 7:30 pm
ANN & JERRY MOSS THEATER
At the Herb Alpert Educational Village at New Roads School

DAVID NEWMAN, conductor 
SARAH CHANG, violin

Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Vitali: Chaconne in G minor

Video Sequences by Clear Creek Productions
Jake Michaels, Director
Justin Donais, Director of Photography
David Michaels, Producer

World-famous violinist Sarah Chang joins us at the intimate Moss Theatre for a remarkable event to express our gratitude to the generous community that has sustained the vitality of AYS for 50 years.

THIS IS A MEMBERS PRIORITY EVENT – Members will have first priority to reserve tickets for the 344 seat theatre.

SPECIAL THANKS TO SARAH AND PETER MANDELL
FOR THEIR GENEROSITY IN MAKING THIS CONCERT POSSIBLE