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  • Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra, Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, and UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra Perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Renowned Artists and Educators Come Together to Support Music Education in Los Angeles

    OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 11, 2007

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic hosts some of the world's finest youth orchestras for an unprecedented International Youth Orchestra Festival that showcases outstanding ensembles from Finland, Venezuela and Switzerland, capped by a full day of free performances by Los Angeles-area youth orchestras. Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the orchestra from his alma mater, the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic's Music Director Designate Gustavo Dudamel conducts his Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra (SBYOV) of Venezuela, and Charles Dutoit, newly appointed Chief Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra, conducts the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra.

    In addition to performances by these three orchestra, the International Youth Orchestra Festival includes community concerts that feature performances by small ensembles from the SBYOV, as well as by students from Finland and Los Angeles' Colburn School performing side by side; in-school appearances by visiting South American student musicians that bring new perspectives to local LA Philharmonic Partner School students; and Esa-Pekka Salonen joins Jorma Panula, his mentor/teacher and internationally revered trainer of young conductors, to lead a master class for young conductors at the Colburn School.

    A day-long symposium on October 29 examines models of music education from around the world, with participants from many countries, including Jose Antonio Abreu, the visionary educator and founder of Venezuela's pioneering music program, El Sistema. The International Youth Orchestra Festival ends on November 11 with a full day of free performances by Los Angeles-area youth orchestras making their debut performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Deborah Borda, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assocation, says, "We talk about music as a universal language, but there are nuances to understand and learn. During this festival, international and local young musicians have the opportunity to rehearse, perform and learn together, sharing their cross-cultural experiences of music-making. Angelenos have the opportunity to experience this rich musical exchange in performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall and community sites throughout Los Angeles. The Festival is a wonderful way to foster musical relationships among tomorrow's artists, as well as to bring the musical experience beyond the concert hall and further into the community."

    The International Youth Orchestra Festival is part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's larger Young Musicians Initiative, which is comprised of a number of innovative music education programs that address the specific artistic needs of young musicians in Los Angeles County. The Young Musicians Initiative represents the overall educational direction and objectives of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, reflecting its core values and continuing its tradition to nurture the work of emerging and established instrumentalists, conductors, and composers.

    The complete International Youth Orchestra Festival schedule includes:

    • Upbeat Live Pre-concert Lecture

      Tuesday, October 23, at 7 p.m., BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall

      Esa-Pekka Salonen joins his former instructor, Jorma Panula, in a conversation about their musical lives and education in Finland. This event is free to all ticket holders.

    • Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra Concert

      Tuesday October 23, at 8 p.m., Walt Disney Concert Hall

      Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra featuring pianist Juho Pohjonen in a program that includes Lindberg's Chorale, Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 5, and Sibelius' Lemminkäinen Suite. This performance is also part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Sibelius Unbound series.

    • Conducting Master Classes

      Wednesday, October 24, 6:30 - 9 p.m., Colburn School of Performing Arts

      Thursday, October 25, 1 - 3:30 p.m., Colburn School of Performing Arts

      Closed to the public

      Esa-Pekka Salonen and his former instructor Jorma Panula lead two master classes for conducting students at the Colburn School with the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra and the Colburn Orchestra.

    • Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra and Colburn Conservatory Orchestra Neighborhood Concerts

      Thursday, October 25, at 7 p.m., Barnum Hall, Santa Monica High School

      Friday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m., Long Beach City College Auditorium

      Led by young conductors from around the world, two community concerts feature a joint orchestra comprised of members from the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra and Colburn Conservatory Orchestra. Both concerts feature a program that includes Debussy's Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun, Klami's "The Forging of the Sampo" from Kalevala, and Sibelius' Symphony No. 1.

    • SYMPOSIUM: "Music for All: A Vision for Los Angeles"

      Monday, October 29, 1:30 - 6:30 p.m., BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall

      This day-long symposium is dedicated to the exploration of national and international models of music education. Representatives from Venezuela, Finland, and the U.S. explore models of music education from around the world, examining success stories and identifying transferable elements. Acclaimed theater and opera director Peter Sellars gives the keynote address. Panelists include José Antonio Abreu, founder of Venezuela's El Sistema, and Gustavo Dudamel, the recently named successor to Esa-Pekka Salonen as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Arts educator and author Eric Booth hosts. Online registration is available at

    • Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (SBYOV) Community Performances

      Tuesday, October 30, at 8 p.m., Luckman Performing Arts Center, Cal State L.A.

      Tuesday, October 30, at 8 p.m., Wilshire United Methodist Church

      Tuesday, October 30, at 8 p.m., First Congregational Church

      Smaller ensembles from SBYOV give performances in community settings throughout Los Angeles. All performances are free of charge. The performance at the Luckman Performing Arts Center features the Venezuelan Brass Ensemble; the SBYOV string orchestra performs at the Wilshire United Methodist Church; and the performance at the First Congregational Church features the Juventus string quartet.

    • Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (SBYOV) Local School Visits

      Wednesday, October 31

      Closed to the public

      SBYOV musicians visit three public middle schools located in the Pico Union/Highland Park areas: Berendo, Virgil and Nightingale Middle Schools.

    • Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (SBYOV) Concert

      Thursday, November 1, at 8 p.m., Walt Disney Concert Hall

      Gustavo Dudamel leads the SBYOV in their debut appearance at Walt Disney Concert Hall in a program that includes Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, and Mahler's Symphony No. 5.

    • Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (SBYOV) Open Rehearsal

      Friday, November 2, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

      Closed to the public

      Music students from public schools that participate in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's School Partner Program are invited to attend the SBYOV rehearsal.

    • Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela (SBYOV) Concert

      Friday, November 2, at 8 p.m., Walt Disney Concert Hall

      Gustavo Dudamel leads the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela in a program featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 and selections by Latin American composers.

    • UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra Performance

      Thursday, November 8, at 8 p.m., Walt Disney Concert Hall

      Charles Dutoit conducts the UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra in a program that includes Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, featuring soloist Martha Argerich, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique.

    • Free Festival Day for Youth Orchestras of Los Angeles

      Sunday, November 11, 12 - 6 p.m.

      A day of free concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall features four Los Angeles-based youth orchestras: the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, Verdugo Youth Orchestra, the Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra and the Glendale Youth Orchestra.

    ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, who was born in Helsinki in 1958, studied at the Sibelius Academy in Finland. In 1979, he made his conducting debut with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and his American debut conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1984. He was recently appointed Principal Conductor of London's Philharmonia. In addition, Salonen has won acclaim for his work as a composer. Among the many highlights of Salonen's career with the Los Angeles Philharmonic have been world premieres of works by composers John Adams, Franco Donatoni, Anders Hillborg, William Kraft, Magnus Lindberg, Witold Lutoslawski, Bernard Rands, Kaija Saariaho, Rodion Shchedrin, Steven Stucky, Tan Dun, and Augusta Read Thomas, as well as his own works. He has led critically acclaimed festivals of music by Ligeti, Schoenberg, Shostakovich, Stravinsky, Berlioz, and Beethoven, and the Tristan Project. He and the Philharmonic have toured extensively since 1992. In October of 2003, Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic opened Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry. In March 2003, Salonen signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. The following year, DG released a disc devoted to his recent orchestral works, featuring Foreign Bodies, Insomnia, and Wing on Wing. In January 2006, Salonen and the Philharmonic recorded their first CD together for DG, the first live recording at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (Salonen and the Philharmonic also have four live concert recordings available for download on iTunes from DG Concerts.) Before signing with DG, Salonen recorded regularly with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for Sony Classical. Salonen is the recipient of several major awards including the Siena Prize from the Accademia Chigiana in 1993, the first conductor ever to receive the prize; the Royal Philharmonic Society's Opera Award in 1995; and their Conductor Award in 1997. In 1998, he was awarded the rank of Officier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. Musical America named him 2006 Musician of the Year.

    Still in his mid-twenties, conductor GUSTAVO DUDAMEL is fast becoming a major force on the international conducting scene. Having triumphed in the inaugural Bamberger Symphoniker Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in May 2004, news of his extraordinary podium talent has spread worldwide. He is currently Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela and, in the 2007/08 season, he becomes Principal Conductor of the Gothenburg Symphony (Sweden). From Caracas to Los Angeles to Milan, he is receiving the praises of orchestras and audiences alike. In 2007/08, Dudamel makes his debut with the Vienna Philharmonic, Berliner Philharmoniker and New York Philharmonic, among others. His reengagements that season are with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Filharmonia della Scala, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and London's Philharmonia Orchestra. Also, in November of 2007, Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra embark upon a four city North American tour, with performances in New York, as part of Carnegie Hall's Berlin in Lights festival, and in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston. As Music Director since 1999 of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, he conducts some 60 performances per season. The youth orchestra system in Venezuela, widely praised for its social contributions to Venezuelan and Latin American young people, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2005. It encompasses a music and social program for over 250,000 young Venezuelans who begin their musical instruction at three years of age. In 2006, the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra toured Italy and Spain and opened a new concert venue, the "Centre for Social Action through Music," in Caracas, dedicated to the growing needs of well over 90 orchestras in the country. Dudamel was born in 1981 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela. He studied violin at the Jacinto Lara Conservatory with José Luis Jiménez and later with José Francisco del Castillo at the Latin American Academy of Violin. In 1996, he began his conducting studies with Rodolfo Saglimbeni and during that same year was named Music Director of the Amadeus Chamber Orchestra. In 1999, along with assuming the Music Director position of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra, he began conducting studies with José Antonio Abreu, the Orchestra's founder. Dudamel regularly collaborates with Sir Simon Rattle, Claudio Abbado and Daniel Barenboim. Dudamel follows Esa-Pekka Salonen as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assocation starting with the 2009/10 season, and is Music Director Designate for the 2008/09 season.

    CHARLES DUTOIT was recently appointed Chief Conductor and Music Advisor of the Philadelphia Orchestra as well as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Dutoit regularly collaborates with the world's pre-eminent orchestras and soloists. Since his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra in 1980, Charles Dutoit has been invited each season to conduct the other major orchestras of the United States, including those of Boston, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and Pittsburgh. He has also performed regularly with all the great orchestras of Europe, including the Berlin Philharmonic and Amsterdam's Concertgebouw Orchestra, as well as with all the London orchestras, the major orchestras of Japan, South America and Australia. Charles Dutoit has recorded extensively for Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, Philips, CBS, Erato among other labels with American, European and Japanese orchestras. His more than 170 recordings, half of them with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, have garnered over 40 awards and distinctions around the world. For 25 years (1977 to 2002) Charles Dutoit was Artistic Director of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, a dynamic musical partnership recognized the world over. He has also been closely associated with the Philadelphia Orchestra since 1990 as Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Orchestra's summer festival at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center in upstate New York, and he led the Orchestra in a series of distinctive recordings. From 1991 to 2001, Dutoit was Music Director of the Orchestre National de France with which he made a number of critically lauded recordings, and toured extensively on the five continents. In 1998, he was appointed Music Director of the NHK Symphony Orchestra (Tokyo) with which he has toured Europe, the United States, China and Southeast Asia and is today Music Director Emeritus of the Orchestra. Dutoit's interest in working with student orchestras has led to frequent collaborations with major music institutes and youth festivals in America, Europe and Asia. He was Artistic Director for three seasons of the Sapporo Pacific Music Festival and he is presently Music Director of the Miyazaki International Music Festival in Japan as well as Artistic Director of the Canton International Summer Music Academy (CISMA) in Guangzhou (Canton), China.

    The COLBURN ORCHESTRA is the flagship ensemble of the Colburn Conservatory of Music, a division of the Colburn School. For over 57 years, the Colburn School has been dedicated to offering the highest quality performing arts education to young people as early as possible in their lives. Since 2003, the School has also provided exceptionally talented students the opportunity to continue their musical performance training through accredited degree, diploma, and certificate programs. Colburn Conservatory students have received top prizes in the Bösendorfer International Piano Competition, the World Piano Competition and the Lutoslawski International Cello Competition, among others. Members of the Colburn Orchestra have recently won positions in major orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the Fort Worth Symphony. Led by music director and conductor Yehuda Gilad, the Colburn Orchestra made its Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with violinist Joshua Bell in October 2006. The 2007/08 season includes a debut performance at Orange County's impressive new Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall with pianist Vladimir Feltsman.

    Since its inception in 1975, the SIMÓN BOLÍVAR YOUTH ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA has been joined by talented and dedicated youngsters from every corner of the country. At present, it is the most consolidated group from the entire National System of Youth Orchestras in Venezuela, and its members include some of the most outstanding musicians in the country. Maestro José Antonio Abreu, its founder, had the foresight to undertake this project in a completely novel approach, breaking away from traditional models of music teaching, and this led to the creation of a professional and entirely Venezuelan orchestra. In addition to its intensive professional activity, the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela performs at non-profit events for a number of social and cultural institutions, as well as at festivals with young conductors and soloists, with the main purpose of contributing to the wider knowledge of the Venezuelan and Latin American repertoire. It has been on concert tours in noted halls of Europe, and has performed on stages such as the Madrid Royal Opera Theater, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, UNESCO's Great Hall in Paris, the Colón Theatre in Buenos Aires, the Solis Theater in Montevideo, the Municipal Theater in Rio de Janeiro, Heitor Villa-Lobos Hall in Brasilia, the Colon Theatre in Bogota, the Great Amphitheatre at Sorbonne's University in Paris, the Municipal Theater in Santiago, and the Viña del Mar Theater in Chile. The SBYSO has performed with some of the most outsanding soloists including Alicia de Larrocha, Philippe Entremont, Charles Webb, Lazar Berman, Shlomo Mintz, Ruggiero Ricci, Vladimir Spivakov, Henryk Szeryng, Pinchas Zukerman, Mstislav Rostropovich, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Luis Rossi, Maurice André, Rafael Puyana, Cho-Liang Lin, Horacio Gutiérrez, Ilya Kaler, Mark Seltzer, Montserrat Caballé, Aprile Millo, Renata Scotto, June Anderson, Luciano Pavarotti, Plácido Domingo, Aquiles Machado, Inés Salazar, Ruggiero Raimondi, Seigi Kagayama, Frank Fernández, Danielli Binelli, Dmitri Sitkovetsky, Jaime Laredo, Sharon Robinson, Joaquín Achúcarro, José Van Dam, Gabriela Montero, Paquito de Rivera; and has been conducted by maestros worldwide including Eduardo Mata, Zubin Mehta, Jerzy Semkov, Mstislav Rostropovich, Kristof Penderecki, Stanislaw Wisloski, Shunsaku Tsutsumi, Manuel Galduf, Theo Alcántara, Peter Maag, Sung Kwak, Maximiano Valdés, George Cleve, Enrique Diemecke, Simón Blech, Edmon Colomer, Carl St. Clair, Jaime Laredo, Eduardo Diazmuñoz, Sergiu Comissiona, Keri-Lynn Wilson and Silvio Barbato.

    Since its creation in 2000, the UBS VERBIER FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA has achieved an outstanding international reputation for quality, vitality and commitment under its Conductor Laureate James Levine. The Orchestra of over 100 musicians aged 17 to 29 from some 30 countries is now in its eighth year. As well as being orchestra-in-residence at the Verbier Festival & Academy in Verbier, Switzerland every summer, the Orchestra tours internationally every November. The Orchestra has performed with many of the world's finest conductors - James Levine, Jiri Belohlavek, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Neeme Järvi, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Zubin Mehta, Kent Nagano, Mstislav Rostropovich, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Yuri Temirkanov and Michael Tilson Thomas, among others. The remarkable roster of internationally acclaimed soloists who have appeared with the Orchestra includes Leif Ove Andsnes, Martha Argerich, Joshua Bell, Sarah Chang, Renée Fleming, Barbara Hendricks, Evgeny Kissin, Lang Lang, Yundi Li, Mischa Maisky, Mikhail Pletnev, Julian Rachlin, Vadim Repin and Maxim Vengerov. The growing international reputation of the Orchestra, coupled with its unique global membership, has made it a coveted guest to perform at flagship international and cultural events. The UBS Verbier Festival Orchestra is widely considered to be one of the world's leading training orchestras. Each year, Principals from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New York, coach the Orchestra in the weeks preceding the Verbier Festival. This invaluable orchestral training and the experience of working with great conductors and soloists has helped launch many former Orchestra members on the next stage of their professional careers. Orchestra alumni have been appointed to orchestras including the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the Vienna Philharmonic, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, the New World Symphony and the Singapore Symphony Orchestra.

    SIBELIUS ACADEMY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Sibelius Academy is the only music university in Finland and one of the biggest in Europe. In addition to providing the highest level of education in the field of music, the Academy engages in performance and creative art and research and is committed to fostering Finland's musical culture and cultural heritage. It also seeks active collaboration with Finnish society and participates in the development of culture. The history of the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra is as old as the Sibelius Academy itself (founded in 1882), but professional training did not start until 1916. The orchestra has been in its present form since the 1960s and over the years has welcomed many distinguished conductors such as Atso Almila, Paavo Berglund, Sir Colin Davis, Jussi Jalas, Arvid Jansons, Eri Klas, Jorma Panula and Leif Segerstam. The orchestra has also been conducted by the talented students of the Conducting Class at the Sibelius Academy, including Mikko Franck, Sakari Oramo, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Osmo Vänskä. The musicians of the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra are between 18 and 26 years old and engaged in the Master of Music Degree Program in Music Performance in the Department of Orchestral Instruments. The orchestra puts on four to five productions every academic year with different programs and conductors. The repertoire includes symphonic repertoire as well as opera and music theatre.

    Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music - Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association's involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational programs, community concerts and children's programming, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.


    TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2007, 7 PM

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Upbeat Live: Pre-concert Lecture

    ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, Music Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic


    8 PM

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Sibelius Academy Symphony Concert

    ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, conductor

    JUHO POHJONEN, piano

    LINDBERG Chorale

    PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto no. 5

    SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Suite


    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1 - 3:30 PM

    COLBURN SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS, 200 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Conducting Master Classes

    Closed to the public

    ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, Music Director, Los Angeles Philharmonic




    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 7:30 PM

    LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE AUDITORIUM, 4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach

    Colburn Conservatory/Sibelius Academy Orchestra Neighborhood Concert


    DEBUSSY Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

    KLAMI "The Forging of the Sampo" from Kalevala

    SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1

    MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1:30 - 6:30 PM

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    SYMPOSIUM: Music for All: A Vision for Los Angeles

    DEBORAH BORDA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Los Angeles Philharmonic

    JOSÉ ANTONIO ABREU, Founder, El Sistema

    GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, Music Director Designate, Los Angeles Philharmonic

    PETER SELLARS, Keynote Speaker

    ERIC BOOTH, host


    LUCKMAN FINE ARTS COMPLEX, CAL STATE UNIVERSITY, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles

    Venezuelan Brass Ensemble


    Tomás Medina, soloist

    COPLAND Fanfare for the Common Man

    STRAUSS Feierlicher Einzug (Original)

    BACH Wachet auf ruft uns die Stimme

    CASTRO Gran Fanfarria

    SCARPINO Canaro en Paris

    ABREU Tico Tico

    MENDOZA Guerra de Sectiones

    GERSHWIN I Got Rhythm



    SBNYO String Orchestra



    FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, 540 S. Commonwealth Ave., Los Angeles

    Juventus String Quartet


    Alejandro Carreño, Violin

    Eduardo Salazar, Violin

    Richard Urbano, Viola

    Aimón Mata, Cello

    SCHUBERT String Quartet in D Minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden"

    MOZART String Quartet in C Major, KV 465 "Dissonant"

    BEETHOVEN Grosse Fuge, Op. 133

    Selection of Latin-American Pieces


    NIGHTINGALE MIDDLE SCHOOL, 3311 North Figueroa St., Los Angeles


    Closed to the public

    Cuadrivium String Quartet


    VIRGIL MIDDLE SCHOOL, 152 North Vermont Ave., Los Angeles


    Closed to the public

    Venezuelan Trumpet and Horn Quartets


    BERENDO MIDDLE SCHOOL, 1157 South Berendo St., Los Angeles


    Closed to the public

    Venezuelan Wind Quintet


    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles


    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

    MAHLER Symphony No. 5

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 8 p.m.

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles


    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

    Selections from Latin American composers


    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles


    Charles Dutoit, conductor

    Martha Argerich, piano

    PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3

    BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 12 - 6 p.m.

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles


    Los Angeles Youth Orchestra


    MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C Major (1st and 4th mvts)

    STEINBERG Ruby Overture

    PONCHIELLI Dance of the Hours

    STEINBERG Ray Benjamin Memorial Piece

    WILLIAMS AND DOYLE Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Verdugo Youth Orchestra

    1:25 -2:05pm

    SMITH The Isle of Calypso

    RIMSKI-KORSAKOFF Dance of the Tumblers, from Snow Maiden

    SCHUBERT Rosamunde Overture (arr. Richard Meyer)

    KIBBE Concerto Grosso (commissioned by VYO)

    DE LOERA Los Angeles Ballad (premiere)

    KATCHATURIAN Saber Dance (arr. Ted Ricketts)

    GRIEG Norwegian Dance No. 2 (arr. Michael Story)

    Jr. Philharmonic Orchestra


    SUPPÉ Light Cavalry Overture

    DVORAK Symphony No. 9, "From the New World" (4th movement)

    RAVEL Bolero

    BERNSTEIN West Side Story selections

    Glendale Youth Orchestra


    RAVEL Tombeau de Couperin

    SARASTE Carmen Fantasy

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 (1st and 4th movements)

    Tickets are on sale now online at, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 10 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For information, please call 323.850.2000.

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