Rehearsals are on Sundays at 4:30PM – 7PM in the Band Room (Rm 150) of the Music Building at CSULA. Detailed season schedule to follow.
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2nd Annual Concert of the CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra/Olympia Youth Orchestra will take place at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776 on Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 3PM. Admission is FREE. Featured soloists will be Viola Chan, flautist; Dante Luna, percussionist; Benjamin Yeh, Christopher Yeh and Danna Xue, cellists. Program to include works by Anderson, Bizet, Enesco, Harberg, Ravel, Rodrigo, Schifrin, Suppe and Tchaikovsky.
25 student members of the Olympia Youth Orchestra are invited to performin a 5 city Concert Tour in China. The orchestra will be leaving August 3 and coming back August 16. An exciting and wonderful trip for all. Program to include works by Arensky, Bach, Bartok, Copland, Mozart, Telemann, Vivaldi and Chinese Composers. Soloists are Viola Chan, Angela Che, Katie Chen, Jesse Huang, Kirk La, Alex Luo, Margaret Shi and Caleb So.
A 25 piece Chamber Orchestra made up of members of the Olympia Youth Orchestra is invited to perform in a 5 city concert tour in China beginning August 3, 2013. This will be a warm up concert for the group at the Lutheran Church of the Cross, 66 W Duarte Road, Arcadia, CA 91007. Please come support these wonderful young musicians.
The annual auditions will take place beginning mid June. Please submit the application form on line and we will be in touch with your audition time and place. Thank you!
The CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra/Olympia Youth Orchestra will be celebrating the Centenary of the City of San Gabriel in its final concert of the season on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at 3PM at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776. This concert will be FREE to the public.
Titled “Talents of San Gabriel Valley”, there will be many soloists performing with the orchestra including 14 year old cellist Danna Xue, 15 year old violinist Tiffany Wee, Pipa virtuoso and recording artist Celia Liu, world renowned mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman and broadway star soprano Alba Quezada. The orchestra will also perform works by Smetana and Hollywood composer Nathan Wang in his movie music in sync with video clips on the giant screen. A family concert not to be missed!
The CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra/Olympia Youth Orchestra will be presenting its first public concert of the season at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776 on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 3PM. ADMISSION FREE. Featured soloists will be Kerson Leong, violinist and Stanley Leong, cellist performing the brahms Double Concerto for Violin & Cello. Kerson Leong, 1 years old, was the First Place Winner of the Menuhin International Violin Competition and Stanley Leong, 18 years old, was the First Place Winner of the Canadian Music Competition. Also in the program will be Beethoven 1st Symphony in C Major.
Due to an internet issue with AT&T for the past 2 weeks. Audition schedule will be sent out this week. Thank you for your patience. Some of the auditions might be delayed to the first week of July. Sorry for the inconvenience. Please look for the notices in your emails. Thank you!
Please download the form to mail in if you run into trouble submitting on line. Looking forward to hearing all the new talents in the up coming auditions.
For the students currently in the orchestra, and incoming students auditioning for the orchestra, please be advised that the Olympia Youth Orchestra strongly supports and encourages enrollment in local school orchestra programs for all students taking part in the orchestra. One will only improve and grow with the involvement in both programs. Mandatory involvement in school orchestra programs will eventually be in line with all other youth orchestras.