World Projects presents the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra (California) with special guests, the West Seattle Community Orchestra, at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, University of Washington, Sunday, June 17, 2018. The concert begins at 7 pm and includes YPSO’s performance of Dvorak’s Carnival Overture,
Cavaterra’s The Peninsula: Overture and The Path of History from the Monterey Suite, and Stravinsky’s passionate The Firebird Suite. It’s exhilarating for young musicians to perform for an audience; you, too, can experience that exhilaration, and contribute to it as an appreciative audience member.
The current YPSO includes 90 accomplished musicians aged 12 to 20. The Seattle concert is part of a Pacific Northwest tour by the orchestra that includes performances in Victoria and Vancouver, BC.
Founded in 1936 in Berkeley, California, YPSO is the oldest independent youth orchestra in California, and the second oldest in the nation. For more than 80 years,
YPSO has developed the musical talents and skills of myriad students representing 28 cities and 6 counties in the San Francisco Bay Area.
With a mission to guide young musicians to achieve excellence within an orchestral setting, YPSO provides an educational environment that fosters accomplishment,
serves as a cultural resource for the community, and builds future audiences by instilling a passion for music. Young people are encouraged to become exemplary musicians, and young musicians to become exemplary people. Today, many YPSO alumni are internationally distinguished musicians and prominent community members.
Mr. David Ramadanoff is currently in his 30th season as Music Director/Conductor with the orchestra. He leads a team of master teachers who provide weekly specialized sectional coaching. Because of YPSO’s intensive coaching and Mr. Ramadanoff’s background in orchestra building, the YPSO has a reputation as an outstanding youth ensemble throughout California and beyond: YPSO has performed in world-class venues such as New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House in Australia, and the Dvorak Hall of the Rudolfinum, in Prague, Czech Republic.
World Projects is delighted to welcome the West Seattle Community Orchestra to kick off the first half of the concert. Founded in 2003, WSCO welcomes musicians of all ages and abilities and is committed to community access and involvement in music making through mixed-age ensembles, instruction, mentoring, quality public performances, and the cultivation of a lifelong delight and participation in the power of music.
WHAT: Young People’s Symphony Orchestra with special guests the West Seattle Community Orchestra
WHEN: June 17, 2018, at 7:00 pm
WHERE: Meany Theatre, University of Washington, 4040 George Washington Lane Northeast
HOW MUCH: General admission $15, Students/seniors $10