OCYSO PRESENTS WORLD WAR I: A CENTENARY PERSPECTIVE

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THE ORANGE COUNTY YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (OCYSO) PRESENTS WORLD WAR I: A CENTENARY PERSPECTIVE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE YOUNG MUSICIANS FOUNDATION DEBUT ORCHESTRA (YMF) IN JANUARY 2016

LA PHIL presents a WWI commemorative orchestral concert with OCYSO and YMF on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 7:30PM as part of the prestigious SOUNDS ABOUT TOWN series including the U.S. Premiere of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s PASSCHENDAELE

LACMA hosts a chamber music concert as part of “Sundays Live” with OCYSO and YMF musicians featuring works by Schoenberg and Ravel and a World Premiere orchestration of Ives songs by composer Vera Ivanova Sunday, January 17 at 6PM

Los Angeles’s Central Library hosts a panel discussion in the Mark Taper Auditorium from 2-4 on Sunday, January 10 featuring a distinguished panel including WWI historian Dr. Jennifer Keene, poet and former NEA Chairman Dana Gioia with President and Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Society of Orange County John Mangum

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The Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra Announces Its 2015-2016 Season

Highlights include:
  • Inaugural installation of The Great Music Series, featuring music by Kanye West as conceived by newly appointed Music Director Yuga Cohler and composer Stephen Feigenbaum.
  • Collaboration with the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra in Walt Disney Hall, featuring a U.S. premiere by Mark-Anthony Turnage.
  • Memorial concert for YMF Founder Sylvia Kunin, featuring YMF alumniLawrence Foster, Glenn Dicterow, Nathaniel Rosen, and Gerald Robbins.
  • Performances at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the Japanese-American Cultural and Community Center of works by Esa-Pekka Salonenand Andrew Norman.

Los Angeles, CA – Executive Director Julia Gaskill and newly appointed Music Director Yuga Cohler today announced the 2015/16 season of the Young Musicians Foundation (YMF) Debut Orchestra, one of the foremost pre-professional trainingorchestras in the United States.

The season features the inaugural installation of The Great Music Series, a concert series dedicated to the exploration of themes common to both classical masterpieces and the popular music of today. The season-ending concert Yeethoven will compare Kanye West’s critically acclaimed album Yeezus, arranged for orchestra by award-winning composer Stephen Feigenbaum, to works by Beethoven. “The Great Music Series is an important step for orchestras in the 21st century,” said Cohler. “It is intended to initiate a dialogue between classical music and popular culture, and allows the possibility for orchestras to engage with truly new audiences.” Cohler will co-curate the concert with Feigenbaum.

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Several projects including a special collaboration with Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra (YMF) for the 2015-2016 season

OCYSO IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION FOR 2015-2016 WITH YOUNG MUSICIANS FOUNDATION DEBUT ORCHESTRA CULMINATING WITH  A LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION SOUNDS ABOUT TOWN PRESENTATION ON JANUARY 10, 2016 

PBS SoCal (KOCE) TO AIR OCYSO’s 2014 DOCUMENTARY
Beethoven’s Ninth: Journey to Joy

OCYSO ENGAGED TO PRESENT NEW FAMILY HOLIDAY PROGRAM AT SEGERSTROM HALL AS PART OF 2015-2016 PHILHARMONIC SOCIETY OF ORANGE COUNTY SEASON

Click here to download PDF of OCYSO press release.