Oct 2022

Season Opener

7:00 pm @ California Theatre

Dr. Yun Song Tay, Conductor

“Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, dreams are forever”

Quote by Walt Disney.

Presenting the nostalgic last symphony of Prokofiev, composer of Peter and The Wolf (1946 Disney Adaptation) and Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Waltz (1959 Disney Adaptation), along with the passionate Violin Concerto No. 3 by Saint-Saëns and Dvorak’s energetic Carnival Overture as the curtain raiser.

  • DVORAK Carnival Overture
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Sleeping Beauty Waltz
  • SAINT-SAËNS Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor, Op. 63, Mvt. 1; Lisa Saito, violin
  • PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 31

Nov 2022

Fall Classic

7:00 pm @ Smithwick Theater at Foothill College

Dr. Yun Song Tay, Conductor

Vienna Connections

A glimpse into the music scene in 19th century Vienna. A concert encompassing composers who have spent significant amounts of time during their lifetime in Vienna, the world’s Western Classic Music capital.

  • MOZART The Abduction from the Seraglio: Overture
  • STRAUSS II Fruhlingsstimmen Waltzer
  • CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, Mvt. 1; Ariel Chien, piano
  • SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8 in B minor (“Unfinished”)

Dec 2022

Fall Festival

2:30 pm @ Spangenberg Theatre at Gunn High School

Chamber Players & Camerata Orchestra

Jordan Webster, Conductor

Galbraith Honor Strings

Mariya Borozina, Conductor

Holiday Pops

2:30 pm @ California Theatre

Dr. Yun Song Tay & Dr. Richard Roper, Conductors

FESTIVE FAVORITES

The Symphony Orchestra, Camilla Kolchinsky Orchestra, El Camino Wind Orchestra, and Honors Wind Ensemble celebrate the holiday season with a festive program of dances, overtures, and suites.

  • MASON Christmas Eve Festivities
  • BERLIOZ Roman Carnival Overture
  • HUMMEL Bassoon Concerto in F major, Mvt. 3; Isaac Lee, bassoon
  • COLERIDGE-TAYLOR Petit Suite de Concert
  • LIU/MAO Dance of the Yao People
  • ANDERSON A Christmas Festival

Symphony alumni are invited to join the orchestra on stage for a special encore.

Mar 2023

Winter Celebration

2:30 pm @ Carlmont High School

Chamber Players & Camerata Orchestra

Jordan Webster, Conductor

El Camino Wind Orchestra & Honors Wind Ensemble

Dr. Richard Roper, Conductor

March Revelry

7:00 pm @ Carlmont High School

Dr. Yun Song Tay & Mariya Borozina, Conductors

FROM THE HIGHLANDS TO THE HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING

From the Elgars’ memorable summer vacation in the Bavarian Highlands to Ibsen’s Norwegian anti-hero Peer Gynt (music by Edvard Grieg), whose adventures take him to the hall of the troll-king, travel inspired the works central to this program.

  • GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
  • ELGAR Three Bavarian Dances
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37, Mvt. 1; Dylan Pu, piano

Apr 2023

Violin Masterclass with David Kim

7:00 pm @ St. Mark's Episcopal Church

David Kim, Concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, a master performer and master teacher, will lead a masterclass with GSYO symphony violinists. Following the performances, there will be a short Q & A session.

Featuring student soloists: TBA

Tickets are free for music teachers! Check-in at the Box Office for more info.

60th Anniversary Concert

7:00 pm @ Smithwick Theater at Foothill College

Dr. Yun Song Tay, Conductor

Classics with the Greats

Golden State Youth Orchestra celebrates 60 years of music-making with world-class performers Catherine Cook and David Kim joining the Symphony in a program featuring a gorgeous selection of Old American Songs by Copland, the beloved Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto, and the monumental Second Symphony by Sibelius.

  • BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35; David Kim, violin
  • COPLAND Selections from Old American Songs; Catherine Cook, mezzo-soprano
  • SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 43

May 2023

Spring Encore

5:00 pm @ Spangenberg Theatre at Gunn High School

Chamber Players & Camerata Orchestra

Jordan Webster, Conductor

Galbraith Honor Strings

Mariya Borozina, Conductor

El Camino Wind Orchestra & Honors Wind Ensemble

Dr. Richard Roper, Conductor

Spring Dance

7:00 pm @ Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College

Dr. Yun Song Tay, Conductor

Pastoral Memoir

Most at ease when walking through the fields and woods, Beethoven’s Pastoral Symphony evokes scenes from the countryside, the composer’s beloved retreat. The concert opens with a rare Viola Concerto composed by Henri Casadesus written in the style of J.C. Bach, and alongside it is the famous Piano Concerto by Grieg.

  • CASADESUS Viola Concert in C minor, Mvts. 1 & 3; Bryan Im, viola
  • GRIEG Piano Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op. 16, Mvt. 1; Constance Kuan, piano
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (“Pastoral Symphony”)

Jun 2023

Season Finale

7:00 pm @ Cañada College Theatre

Dr. Yun Song Tay, Conductor

Aspirations From Around the World

Headlined by William Grant Still’s Afro-American Symphony, whose final movement is titled “Aspirations,” the Season Finale consists of bright, hopeful, and exuberant musical styles and features composers from all around the world.

  • BACEWICZ Overture for Orchestra
  • LALO Symphonie Espagnole in D minor, Op. 21, Mvt. 1; Ashley Huang, violin
  • PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26, Mvt. 1; Ziyue Zeng, piano
  • STILL Symphony No. 1 in A flat major (“Afro-American”)
  • MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2

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