Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Update #2 of Info re 'Bay of Hope' Youth Concert in Davies Symphony Hall

Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco
Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco, site of the Bay of Hope Youth Concert on January 18 at 2pm.

This blog has hold of some useful, interesting, wonderful new information regarding Bay of Hope 2009, the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival to be held on January 18, at 2pm, in splendid Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco.

The concert will feature Sacramento Youth Symphony, conducted by musical director Michael Neumann, and will, in part, benefit Loaves & Fishes, a premier source of aid to the homeless in our fair metropolis. Bay of Hope 2009 is the first in a hoped-for series of annual youth concerts that will benefit charities. This year, "homeless youth" are the targetted beneficiaries of the concert, a grand effort made by young musicians and the great, good people and organizations who support, teach and admire them.

Following, is the PROGRAM for the concert [with links to the wikipedia page for each composer and the website of each youth orchestra]:

Antonín Dvořák / Carnival Overture, Opus 92
California Youth Symphony
Leo Eylar, conductor and music director

Malcolm Arnold / Solitaire (Selections)
Oakland Youth Orchestra
Bryan Nies, conductor and principal conductor

Gwyneth Walker / Concert Suite (Light up the Sky, Two as One, Up-Tempo)
Peninsula Youth Orchestra
Mitchell Sardou Klein, conductor and music director

Richard Wagner / Siegfried’s Rhine Journey from Götterdämmerung
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor and music director

Paul Hindemith / Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber (Selections)
Young People’s Symphony Orhchestra
David Ramadanoff, conductor and music director

Dmitri Shostakovich / Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Opus 47, Allegro non troppo
Sacramento Youth Symphony
Michael Neumann, conductor and music director

Dmitri Shostakovich / Festive Overture
Festival Orchestra (members from all six orchestras)
David Ramadanoff, conductor and YPSO Music Director

Following are organizations that aid homeless youth that have been identified as beneficiaries from proceeds from the concert: YEAH!, Covenant House, Sunday Friends, Loaves & Fishes, Students Rising Above, and DrawBridge.

Vital information so that you can be there:

WHEN: Sunday, January 18 at 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

TICKETS: $15, $30 & $65; available through the City Box Office at or 415-392-4400.

Thanks to Robert Vann, Programs Coordinator with Sacramento Youth Symphony, for this valuable new information.

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