Sunday, December 28, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

California Youth Symphony to give free concert at Mondavi

The California Youth Symphony, 124 members strong, will perform in concert Sunday afternoon at the Mondavi Center. It was founded in 1952 as the state's first independent youth orchestra. Courtesy photo

By
From page A9 | November 08, 2011 |

Details

What: California Youth Symphony, featuring cello soloist Eunice Kim

When: 3 p.m. Sunday

Where: Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis

Tickets: Free, but tickets are needed; (530) 754-2787, www.mondaviarts.org

The 124-member California Youth Symphony will present a free concert featuring all-American works at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts at UC Davis.

The concert is part of the annual Festival of New American Music, which is based primarily at Sacramento State University.

Music on the program will include Aaron Copland’s ballet suite Billy the Kid, the world premiere of Stephen Blumberg’s piece “Subterranean River,” English composer William Walton’s cello concerto with soloist Eunice Kim and Leonard Bernstein’s Symphonic Suite drawn from his music for the 1950s film “On the Waterfront.”

The performance is free to attend, but tickets will be issued by the Mondavi Center’s ticket office in order to prevent going over the capacity of the hall. Tickets are available in advance through the Mondavi Center’s ticket office by calling (530) 754-2787, at www.mondaviarts.org or by visiting the ticket office in person during normal business hours, noon to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

The California Youth Symphony was founded in 1952 as the state’s first independent youth orchestra. In 1963, it became the first American youth orchestra to tour overseas when it accepted an invitation to visit Japan.

Over the following years, 15 additional tours have earned the symphony’s universal praise. However, its greatest accomplishments and its most intense focus has always been in the San Francisco Peninsula/South Bay area.

Conductor and composer Leo Eylar has led the California Youth Symphony since 1991. After graduating from high school in 1976, Eylar attended Northwestern University and the University of Southern California, where he received his music degree, summa cum laude.

His violin teachers included Glenn Dicterow — currently concertmaster of the New York Philharmonic — and Samual Magad, concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony, where he met his wife, violinist Katherine Kyme. She has appeared in Davis with the American Bach Soloists on occasion.

The Festival of New American Music began in 1978 and has been held annually during the first two weeks of November each year since. The festival’s schedule features 50 to 60 events annually, designed to create a strong interaction among performers, composers and audiences.

The 2011 Festival of New American Music runs through Nov. 13. All events are listed at www.csus.edu/music/fenam. The festival is curated by artistic director Keith Bohm and co-director Stephen Blumberg.

Cellist Eunice Kim, 15, began her studies at the age of 5 and is a student of Sieun Lin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music Preparatory Division. In 2009, Kim won the Instrumental Award at the Mondavi Young Artists Competition in Davis and had a master class with the renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the Mondavi Center.

— Reach Jeff Hudson at jhudson@davisenterprise.net or (530) 747-8055.

Comments

comments

.

News

 
Yolo makes hydrogen connection

By Elizabeth Case | From Page: A1 | Gallery

 
N. Korea uses racial slur against Obama over hack

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
AirAsia plane with 162 aboard missing in Indonesia

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

 
Sacramento man convicted for 2011 bar shooting

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

Drugs, stolen car lead to women’s arrests

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A2

 
NYC officer mourned at funeral as tensions linger

By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

Covell Gardens hosts New Year’s Eve dance

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
UC Davis debate team wins national championship

By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Portuguese breakfast set for Jan. 25

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Pedal around Davis on weekly bike ride

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Nominate teens for Golden Heart awards

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
USA Weekend calls it quits

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

Supplies collected for victims of abuse

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Sweet success: Cancer Center helps young patient celebrate end of treatment

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3 | Gallery

Reserve tickets soon for Chamber’s Installation Gala

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

 
Holiday hours continue at The Enterprise

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

At the Pond: It all started with kayaking on Putah Creek

By Jean Jackman | From Page: A5 | Gallery

 
Find the first cabbage white butterfly, and win a pitcher

By Kathy Keatley Garvey | From Page: A6 | Gallery

Does pre-eclampsia raise autism risk?

By Phyllis Brown | From Page: A6

 
Long will talk about value of hedgerows for adjacent farms

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A6 | Gallery

 
It’s a wonderful life — and a wonderful state

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A8 | Gallery

College sees benefits in loan guarantees

By The Associated Press | From Page: A9

 
Tickets for New Year’s Eve party going fast

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A12

.

Forum

It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control

By The Associated Press | From Page: B4

 
This cat is on life No. 7

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B4

 
Say thanks to the caregivers

By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

 
Bombing is not the answer

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A10

Just Us in Davis: Despair and hope for the new year

By Jonathan London | From Page: A10

 
Commission’s list needs vetting

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

Rifkin’s statement is offensive

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A10

 
Cuba policy changes highlight a momentous opportunity

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A11 | Gallery

Writer’s arguments fall flat

By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A11

 
.

Sports

Sacramento survives Knicks in OT

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
Kings cruise past Sharks

By The Associated Press | From Page: B1

Lady Blue Devils top Tigers to reach Ram Jam title game

By Spencer Ault | From Page: B1 | Gallery

 
DHS boys get good film in tournament loss

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

Sports briefs: Republic FC to host camp series

By Enterprise staff | From Page: B2

 
College bowl roundup: Sun Bowl goes to the Sun Devils

By The Associated Press | From Page: B10 | Gallery

.

Features

.

Arts

.

Business

Rob White: Davis tech community is growing

By Rob White | From Page: A9

 
Yolo County real estate sales

By Zoe Juanitas | From Page: A9

First Northern adds Peyret to agribusiness loan team

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

 
Kaiser’s trauma center in Vacaville earns verification

By Enterprise staff | From Page: A9

.

Obituaries

Ruth Allen Barr

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

 
Charles ‘Bud’ Meyer

By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A4

.

Comics

Comics: Sunday, December 28, 2014

By Creator | From Page: B8