Announcing concert dates for the 2015/16 Season, audition updates, and more!
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2015/16 Season Announcement!

We are excited to share with you some highlights of our upcoming season! Look for further concert details in the mail this summer.
September 27, 2015
Royce  Hall
Our season opens with an AYS first—a complete score LIVE to picture.  Join us for a blockbuster work by an Oscar-winning composer (we can't reveal who until next month, but it's going to be great!), as conductor David Newman leads orchestra and audience on a cinematic journey!

Reservations open August 10!
October 25, 2015
LACMA’s Bing Theater
AYS returns to LACMA’s Sunday’s Live with a chamber concert featuring AYS principal string players. 

Free Concert
No Reservations Necessary
November 17, 2015
Royce Hall
November brings Maestro Emmanuel Villaume and celebrated pianist Andrew von Oeyen for a program featuring Henri Lazarof, Ravel and Gershwin, as well as La Mer, Debussy’s enchanting tribute to the sea.

Free Concert
Reservations Open August 10
February 20, 2016
Royce Hall

Check back for details on this year’s afternoon Family Concert, featuring music and activities for children of all ages!

Free Concert
Reservations Open January 6
February 20, 2016
Royce Hall

2016 kicks off with a concert led by violinist Robert McDuffie, who will play and conduct Philip Glass’s Violin Concerto No. 2 - The American Four Seasons, a modern companion to Vivaldi’s Baroque classic, written for McDuffie himself.  Also on the program is Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, a musical adaptation of the classic Arabian folk tale.

Free Concert
Reservations Open January 6
March 13, 2016
Walt Disney
Concert Hall
AYS welcomes lauded conductor David Alan Miller to the podium for Tan Dun’s Heaven Earth Mankind in collaboration with the National Children’s Chorus at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Tickets $15-42 (15% off for Members)
Reservations open January 6
April 1, 2016
Royce Hall

We are excited to announce that this year’s Gala concert will be conducted by James Conlon, Music Director of the Los Angeles Opera. 

Free Concert
Reservations Open January 6
May 7, 2016
Ann & Jerry Moss Theater at the Herb Albert Educational Village
at New Roads School
Our season concludes with a Members Priority concert, featuring AYS alumna and rising star Simone Porter, to thank the donors whose generosity makes all this possible! 

Members will have first priority to reserve tickets in this intimate 344 seat theater.

Free Members Priority Concert
Member Reservations Open April 6
General Reservations Open April 30

Meet our Los Angeles County Arts Commission Summer Interns!

This Summer we are joined by two Los Angeles Natives: Hannah Fried, a Viola Performance and Arts Administration major from Northwestern University, and Avery Brust, an Economics major from Duke University. 

Special thanks to the LACAC for providing this terrific program, we are so happy to have these talented students on our team!

"Learning what goes on behind the scenes of AYS has been an amazing experience, and I've enjoyed working in a vibrant and supportive environment." - Hannah Fried
"While my internship continues to be educational and eye-opening, I’m consistently impressed by how much fun AYS brings to the office experience." - Avery Brust

Audition Applications Open Now!

Dates: August 29 - September 3

All musicians will receive per-concert stipends between $250-400

 Open Positions:

        Section First Violin
        Principal Second Violin
        Section Second Violin
        Principal Viola
        Assistant Principal Viola
        Section Viola
        Assistant Principal Cello
        Section Cello
        Principal Bass
        Section Bass
        Principal Percussion
        Section Percussion
  Subject to change, 
  check website for updates!

    Principal Clarinet
    2nd Clarinet
    E-Flat Clarinet
    Principal Bassoon
    Horn 2
    Horn 3
    Horn 4
    2nd Trombone
    Bass Trombone


AYS accepts musicians who are 15 years of age and not older than 27 as of September 30, 2015. Auditions will be held behind a screen, as we accept applicants based solely on their musical ability.


To apply for an audition, please complete and submit the online application. Applicants will be notified by email of their audition time and location once the application has been reviewed. Auditions for each instrument group are held on a single day.

Audition Information  â™¦ï¸Ž  Repertoire  â™¦ï¸Ž  FAQ
 â™¦ï¸Ž   Apply Now!

Contact Orchestra Manager Isabel Thiroux: | (310) 470-2332 

Concert Videos for Spring 2015!

VITALI: Chaccone in G Minor
Sarah Chang, Violin

May 22, 2015

Alexander Treger, conductor
Glenn Dicterow, violin
Karen Dreyfus, Viola

00:19 MOZART Sinfonia Concertante
32:50 TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6 "Pathetique"

UCLA's Royce Hall | April 26, 2015
LEGACY Concert



00:20 Berlioz: Le Corsaire Overture
09:21 Eino Tamberg: Concerto for Trumpet No. 1 (Michael Sachs, trumpet)
28:00 Saint-Saëns: Organ Symphony (Joanne Pearce Martin, organ)

February 8, 2015, 4pm | Royce Hall
Simone Porter & Blake Pouliot, narrators
Angela Bae, violin

00:08 SAINT-SAËNS: The Carnival of the Animals 
24:50 SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso
37:58 JOHANN STRAUSS I: Radetzky March
Special thanks to John Vogt and Visionmixer Productions
for creating these fantastic concert videos!
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