The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra takes part in the U.S. Youth Orchestras eFestival “We Never Stopped Making Music” on September 20, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. PDT via YouTube Live hosted by the New Jersey Youth Symphony.
The eFestival is free and open to the public.
Following a constituency meeting of the youth orchestra division at this year’s virtual League of American Orchestras conference, New Jersey Youth Symphony Artistic Director and Principal Conductor Helen H. Cha-Pyo partnered with Russell Steinberg, Founder and Artistic Director Director of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, to invite music directors across the country to share how their youth orchestras responded to the global pandemic. Allen Tinkham, Music Director of the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras Joseph Stepec, Music Director of the Hawaii Youth Symphony and Troy Peters, Music Director of the Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, will join together to celebrate the vitality of American youth orchestras and raise awareness of the importance of performing arts education, especially during social distancing. In addition, each youth orchestra will feature a student representative who will share how continuing to make music throughout the pandemic has had a positive impact on their lives. The student musicians will also introduce a virtually coordinated performance video, demonstrating the innovative ways their youth orchestras have continued to connect, perform, and amplify the creative voices of young musicians during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Los Angeles Youth Orchestra (LAYO) brings together intelligent and curious-minded students from every imaginable social, cultural, and economic background to play great music together, form friendships, and discover a passion for classical music that lasts a lifetime. The students, ages 8-18, come from over sixty different public and private schools in the greater LA area. Under the guidance of Founder and composer Russell Steinberg, and a staff of outstanding coaches, LAYO students learn to interpret and perform programs that model professional orchestras.
Since its founding in 2000, the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra has had several successful national and international tours, including New York’s Carnegie Hall, Vienna, Prague, Venice, and Rome, with plans to return to Carnegie Hall in 2021. Many of the orchestra’s alumni have gone on to prestigious universities including Juilliard, Cornell, Berklee College of Music, UCLA, USC, Harvard and New England Conservatory. The magic of LAYO is that it attracts both students headed to conservatories and college music programs, as well as students who love music but aspire to other careers.
For more information, visit our website at www.losangelesyouthorchestra.org.
Presenter / Producer: Los Angeles Youth Orchestra
Music > Classical
Event Phone: 310-571-5279
Los Angeles Youth Orchestra
Encino CA 91316
LA - San Fernando Valley
Performance Dates: 9/20/2020
Sunday, September 20 at 5:00pm PST
Click link to view festival via YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/WhartonMusicCenter
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