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OCYS Plays Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

Sunday, March 15, 2020 4:00PM

OCYS Plays Beethoven and Tchaikovsky

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This concert has been affected by the mandate that Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health has recently issued to cancel or postpone public gatherings, including concerts, to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).
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Soka Performing Arts Center

Orange County Youth Symphony
Johannes Müller Stosch, music director
Orange County Youth Strings Ensemble

Prelude Concert by Orange County Youth Strings Ensemble at 3pm

Prelude Concert Program:
HANDEL (arr. Rick England): Organ Concerto in F major “The Cuckoo and The Nightingale” No. 13, HWV 295
BEETHOVEN: Scherzo from Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”
MEYER: Bailes Para Orquesta (Dances for Orchestra)

Concert Program:
BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture, Op. 84
TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture
ELGAR: Cello Concerto Mvt. 1, 2
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto
HAYDN: Oboe Concerto 1, 2

Additional works featuring OCYS Concert Winners:
Evan Heidebrink, cello – Elgar’s Cello Concerto
Matthew Yee, violin – Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
Kennedy Leehealy, oboe – Haydn’s Oboe Concerto

The Orange County Youth Symphony performs a captivating program, pairing Beethoven’s strikingly powerful Egmont Overture with the intense, yet at times, tender Romeo and Juliet Fantasy-Overture. In an additional work to be announced, the winner of the annual Concerto Competition will have the opportunity to showcase their profound talent.

Founded in 1970, the Orange County Youth Symphony is the official youth orchestra of Orange County. The diverse roster represents student musicians from nearly 50 high school and college programs from San Clemente to Fullerton and beyond. The Orange County Youth Symphony community of young musicians and their families is particularly committed to advancing and sharing the intercultural love of orchestral music. They serve as music ambassadors to each other and to the local schools, districts, and cities. With the support of a small staff and board, the orchestra is energetically led by the music director and conductor, Johannes Müller Stosch.