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On Saturday, March 11th at 2pm, the American Youth Symphony performs with composer and electric guitar icon Steve Vai, as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Sounds About Town series. 

Vai, a three-time Grammy winner and rock-n-roll legend, is the first artist of his kind to partner with AYS, for what is sure to be an amazing and unforgettable performance.

March 11, 2pm  |  Walt Disney Concert Hall

Carlos Izcaray
, conductor
Steve Vai, electric guitar

VAI: Original Compositions for Electric Guitar and Orchestra
STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring

Tickets range from $15-$46 (AYS members save 15%). Reserve now!

Announcing 2017 Concerto Competition Winner, Aubree Oliverson

We are excited to announce the winner of our 2017 Concerto Competition, Aubree Oliverson. Aubree is currently in her first year at the Colburn Conservatory, studying with renowned pedagogue Robert Lipsett. 2016/17 also marks Aubree's first year with the American Youth Symphony. Look for details on the date and programming of her solo performance to be released this summer.

Congratulations, Aubree!

This Weekend AYS Musicians perform at LACO Concerts

Musicians from the American Youth Symphony will perform Haydn's Quartet Op. 76 #5 as part of a pre-concert program at LACO events on Saturday 2/25 (Alex Theater, pre-concert performance at 7pm) and Sunday 2/26 (Royce Hall, pre-concert performance at 6pm). The quartet will feature: Gallia Kastner, Natalie Yu, Laura Jesson, and Peter Eom.

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Pictures From February 12th Concerts

On Sunday, February 12, the American Youth Symphony hosted two extraordinary performances! Our annual Family Concert, and our first ever concert featuring Video Game Music.

See photos from the Family Concert:

See Photos from the Game Changer Concert:

Photography by Taylor Servedio.

Tell us what you thought!

If you attended either of these performances, and haven't yet filled out a post-concert survey, we encourage you to let us know your thoughts!

Submit feedback for the Family Concert (11am)  ~or~
Submit feedback for the Game Changer Concert (4pm)

Your responses help us as we plan for the future, and collecting demographic data allows us to report back to our funders on the reach of AYS programs. Thank you in advance for your participation!

UPDATE: Members Priority Concert
Mother's Day, May 14, 2017, 3pm

Ann and Jerry Moss Theater
at the Herb Alpert Educational Village at New Roads School

We have updated the date and location of our annual Members Priority Concert.

Carlos Izcaray, Conductor
Featuring Dancers from ArtistsPlus

RAMEAU: Overture to Zaïs, and Dardanus Suite
COPLAND: Appalachian Spring

Tickets: Free
Reservations Now Open for Members
General Reservations Open: 4.26.17

We end this season with a concert to thank our donors for all they do in support of AYS. In a concert unlike anything we have done before, a chamber ensemble of AYS musicians will play the full ballet version of Aaron Copland’s Appalachian Spring, in collaboration with dancers from ArtistsPlus Productions. This performance also includes works by visionary French baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau. Celebrate Mother’s Day with an afternoon of music from the American Youth Symphony!

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