Olympia Youth Orchestra and enrollment in local school orchestras

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.

Olympia Youth Orchestra 2012-2013 Season Entrance Audition

The auditions for the 2012-2013 season will take place during the last 2 weeks of June. Venue TBA. Please fill out the application form and submit on line as soon as possible. Looking forward to hearing all talented young musicians in all orchestral instruments.

Mothers Day Concert, May 13, 2012 at 3PM

The CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra/Olympia Youth Orchestra will be featuring world renowned violist, Brett Deubner, in the North American Premiere Performance of the Amanda Harberg Viola Concerto. Other work by Glinka, Mascagni and Mozart.

Brett Deubner, Violist

CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra/Olympia Youth Orchestra January 15, 2012 Concert

Young violinist, Hao Zhou, Special Prize Winner at the American String Teachers Association Los Angeles Annual Competition Finals, will be the featured soloist in the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in this concert FREE and OPEN to the public. The concert will be held at the historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776 at 3PM. All are welcome. Tickets are issued but there is no need to have one to be admitted. Program will also include Schubert’s Rosamunde Overture and Beethoven’s 5th Symphony.

Rueibin Chen performing the “Yellow River Piano Concerto”

World renowned pianist, Rueibin Chen, will be the featured soloist with the CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra/Olympia Youth Orchestra on June 11, 2011 at 8PM performing the “Yellow River Piano Concerto”. In the same concert, “From the Ground Up”, an orchestral piece by Dr. John Kennedy, Professor of Composition at CSULA, will be receiving its World Premiere Performance. This is a concert not to be missed. Admission is FREE. Please contact admin@olympiaphil.org for tickets and details.

“Suzanna Guzman & Friends”

World famous mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzman will be performing with the CalStateLA Symphony Orchestra/Olympia Youth Orchestra on January 9, 2011 at 3PM at the San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776. Admission is FREE. Bass baritone, Cedric Berry and soprano, Iris Kwan are also among the featured guest artists. Program to include the Coriolanus Overture by Beethoven, opera arias from Bizet’s Carmen, Delibe’s Lakme, Saint-Saens’ Samson & Dalila, and the 7th Symphony by Beethoven. Please email to admin@olympiaphil.org to obtain FREE tickets.

Now the Olympia Youth Orchestra is combined with the CSULA University Orchestra

Beginning the Fall of 2010, the Olympia Youth Orchestra will be combining with the Cal State Los Angeles University Orchestra with rehearsals on Sunday afternoons from 3-6PM in the Band Room of the Music Building on the CSULA campus. Pre-college members of the orchestra will have opportunities to rehearse and perform with university students and professional players, working on standard orchestral repertoire. Non-university students, young and old, will also have an option of obtaining college credits through Open University at CSULA. The season will begin on the first Sunday of October, 2010. Please refer to the calendar for details of the season schedule.

Olympia Youth Orchestra May 23, 2010 FREE Concert

How time flies and the Spring concert of the Olympia Youth Orchestra is coming up again on Sunday, May 23, 2010 at 3PM. This FREE concert, OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, will be held at the historic San Gabriel Mission Playhouse, 320 S Mission Drive, San Gabriel, CA 91776. More…

A Word of Thanks

Since the incorporation of the Olympia Philharmonic Society, a 501c3 California non-profit organization, in 1988, there has been many classical music concerts presented to the audiences of Southern California in the form of orchestra, chamber music concerts, and solo recitals.

I am extremely happy that this is the tenth season of the Olympia Youth Orchestra being established for the musical education of our next generation. The musicians on stage this afternoon were selected through our annual competitive audition. Due tot he busy and demanding academic schedule of the students, I have decided to hold only 12 to 14 weekly rehearsals in preparation for each concert. With the high standard of the selected students, the dedication and efficient rehearsal technique of the training staff, I am sure we can achieve our goal of providing excellent training for the orchestra members. I would like to thank Mr. Alan Mautner, string coach; and Mr. John Hoehne, brass coach for their hard work in helping out with the sectional rehearsals of the orchestra. Special thanks should go to all the parents for providing refreshments during our long and tiring rehearsals. I am also extremely proud of the fact that, in these past 2 years, the Olympia Youth Orchestra being selected as one of the Youth Orchestra Partners of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Partnership Program which granted us the opportunity to perform at the world famous Walt Disney Concert Hall on March 8, 2009. Now the orchestra is officially a Los Angeles Philharmonic Youth Orchestra Partner Emeritus. More…