The Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Elgar and Britten in a Concert Dedicated to Youth and Families
The San Jose Youth Symphony’s Philharmonic Orchestra, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Yair Samet, presents its 2022-23 Season Finale Concert to be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, 2 pm, at the California Theatre, 345 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113.
This premier orchestra, made up of the most advanced students in the San Jose Youth Symphony, will open the concert with Elgar’s Wand of Youth Suites, which feature his earliest musical works composed for a family play, spirited and lively, and full of childlike charm.
The orchestra will also perform Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, an intricate theme and variations, that is meant to teach children about all the different instruments of the orchestra, as a narrator takes the audience through this instrumental journey. The performance culminates in a musical work of extreme power as all the instruments join to play together at the end. This is a great treat for the whole family!
***ONLINE TICKET SALES HAS NOW CLOSED. You can still purchase tickets on Concert Day at the Box Office, one hour before the concert at 1 pm.
The San Jose Youth Symphony (SJYS) is one of the oldest and finest youth orchestras on the West Coast of the U.S. Founded over seven decades ago as part of the former San Jose Symphony, SJYS has a rich tradition of musical performance and education.
The musicians of SJYS, all school-age youth, are chosen from more than 650 applicants through our annual auditions. The SJYS comprises 12 distinct performing ensembles: two full orchestras, a Chamber orchestra, two flute choirs, two string ensembles, as well as winds, harp, saxophone, percussion and jazz ensembles.