Ticketing open for Spring concerts!
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We are excited to begin this new year by opening ticketing for AYS's first four Spring 2017 Concerts. We are also looking forward to an in-home fundraising event on February 12 (in addition to the two concerts on that day) featuring award-winning superstars Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang!

Resolve to enjoy more music! Reserve today! Details below:

Sunday, February 12, 2017, 11 am
Royce Hall

Family Concert: Music & Story

Juan Felipe Molano, Resident ConductorAmazing-Kid-Company-logo

BIZET: Carmen Overture
BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes (selection)
With video from Disney’s FANTASIA:
     STRAVINSKY: Firebird, Danse Infernal 
     PONCHIELLI: Dance of the Hours
Featuring a selection from the 4:30pm concert:
     FURUKAWA: The Last Guardian Suite (to video)

Tickets: Free

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AYS presents its annual family concert: “Music & Story.” This free concert will feature clips from Disney’s iconic Fantasia, with sights and sounds to dazzle first-time listeners and classical music aficionados alike. This concert also offers a taste of what’s to come at the 4:30pm “Game Changer” concert, with a selection from Takeshi Furukawa’s critically acclaimed score for the newly-released hit video game The Last Guardian. For little ones who need a break during the performance, face-painting and activities led by the Amazing Kid Company will be offered in the lobby before, during, and after the 45 minute performance. 


Sunday, February 12, 2017
4:00pm Q&A
4:30pm Concert

Royce Hall

Game Changer

Juan Felipe Molano, Resident Conductor
Emily Reese, Host

BrittenFour Sea Interludes
StravinskyFirebird Suite
Takeshi Furukawa: The Last Guardian Suite
Jason GravesThe Order: 1886 Suite
Austin WintoryJourney Suite

Tickets: Free

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Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and Sony Interactive Entertainment, Resident Conductor Juan Felipe Molano and our musicians will work alongside highly respected composers of some of the most successful titles in the video game industry. Composers join us for a Q&A and concert pairing critically acclaimed game scores with masterworks that inspired them to enter the field. Gamers and classical music-lovers unite for this rare and exciting blending of contemporary and classical culture!


Saturday, March 11, 2017, 2pm
Walt Disney Concert Hall


Carlos Izcaray, Conductor
Steve Vai, Electric Guitar

Esa-Pekka SalonenGambit
Steve Vai: Original Compositions for Electric Guitar and Orchestra
StravinskyThe Rite of Spring

Tickets: $15-$46

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What happens when you join “one of the finest youth symphonies on earth” (as hailed by KUSC’s Jim Svejda) with one of Guitar World’s “Greatest Guitarists of All Time?” See for yourself when AYS partners with three-time Grammy Award winner Steve Vai for an unforgettable concert, pairing Stravinsky’s iconic Rite of Spring with works by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Vai himself!

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Saturday, April 22, 2017
6pm Concert
7:30pm Gala Dinner

Royce Hall

GALA Concert  6pm

Carlos Izcaray, Conductor
Rachel Ostler, Violin

Mozart: Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Korngold: Violin Concerto, Op. 35, D major
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances

Tickets: Free

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We commemorate our annual gala with a joyous celebration of classic masterworks and rising talent. Concerto Competition winner Rachel Ostler joins the orchestra for Korngold’s virtuosic Violin Concerto, in an evening also featuring the spirited Overture from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, and Rachmaninoff’s beloved Symphonic Dances.

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GALA Dinner 7:30pm

AYS friends, fans and orchestra members join together on a beautiful, spring evening under the stars in support of the continued success of the American Youth Symphony.

We invite you to share in our biggest fundraiser of the year and help gift these extraordinary concerts to your community!

Individual Dinner & Concert Packages start at $500. Tables for ten start at $5,000

Reserve Dinner & Concert Packages now!

Support the American Youth Symphony by joining us for this thrilling event, featuring two of the most popular and highly acclaimed artists on the classical scene. Yuja Wang, named Artist of the Year by Musical America in 2017, and Leonidas Kavakos, 2017's winner of the Léonie Sonning Music Prize (Denmark's highest musical honor). This recital will also feature a performance by former AYS Concertmaster Nigel Armstrong.

Admittance to this intimate performance and luncheon is $1,000 per person. Reserve now by calling 310.470.2332. Address given upon reservation.

UPDATE: Member's 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

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

Tickets: Free
Reservations Open for Members: 2.15.17
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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