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Updated Info on Youth Concert to Benefit L&F

Loaves & Fishes has released some updated information on a youth concert that will benefit Northern California homeless youth. L&F is among the organizations that will share in revenue from the charity event.

The event, Bay of Hope 2009 -- or, Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival -- will be held at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco on Sunday, January 18, at 2PM. Six northern California youth orchestras will perform, including Sacramento Youth Symphony. The other orchestras performing are: California Youth Symphony, Oakland Youth Orchestra, Peninsula Youth Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Young People’s Symphony Orchestra.
At the website of the Sacramento Youth Symphony and Acadamy of Music there is this about the symphony's dazzling recent history:
The Youth Symphony has achieved international recognition. In the summer of 1984, the Youth Symphony attended the 13th International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna, Austria. Competing against other youth orchestras, the Sacramento Youth Symphony placed second in the Youth Orchestra division. Three years later, SYS went to China. There they performed concerts in Beijing, Nanjing, Wuxi and Sacramento's sister city, Jinan. SYS returned to Vienna and competed in the 24th International Youth and Music Festival in Vienna, Austria, where the orchestra won First Place as well as the Prize of the City of Vienna. In the summer of 2003, the Premier Orcehstra went on its first concert tour of South America, exploring the regions of Brazil. They performed to standing-room only crowds at some of the most historic concert halls in Brazil. The Youth Symphony concluded an exciting concert tour of Russia, Estonia, and Finland in the summer of 2007.
The Nov 2008 issue of Perfect Pitch, the Peninsula Youth Orchestra's newsletter, tells us that the Jan 18 concert will be the first of what is expected to be an annual event. The newsletter also provided this information about what concert goers may expect to hear on the 18th:
Each participating orchestra will perform a piece from their Fall Concert at Davies Symphony Hall. ... The festival’s grand finale will feature selected principal musicians from each orchestra joining together to form the “encore orchestra.” They will perform Festive Overture by [Dmitri] Shostakovich, under the direction of [Young People's Symphony Orchestra]’s conductor, David Ramadanoff.
Admission prices are as follows: $30 General, $15 Students & Seniors, $65 Center Loge Reserved Seating. Tickets may be purchased at City Box Office.

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