California Youth Symphony performs selections of Richard Strauss’ Don Quixote

Music in the Mountains is thrilled to announce that the California Youth Orchestra, conducted by Leo Eylar, will be performing at the Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in Grass Valley on March 10, 2019 at 2:00PM.

For Music in the Mountains’ first major concert of 2019, we feature Maestro Leo Eylar and the California Youth Symphony for a fantastic matinee concert featuring two very inspiring young artists each which have won many accolades for their performances.  It must be noted that the California Youth Symphony is one of America’s top youth orchestras. They have toured internationally every other year continuously since 1963, performing in many of the world’s great venues. One hundred ten musicians will grace the MIM stage. It will be the largest orchestra to perform in a Nevada County venue.

16-year-old pianist, Catherine Huang’s repertoire of competitions is dizzying yet she still found time to organize a benefit concert for the victims of the recent wildfires in CA raising over $4,000.  Some of her most impressive recognitions are being named the 2019 National Young Arts Winner in Classical Music and she attended National YoungArts Week in Miami in January.  She won first prize at the 2018 Lee University International Piano Competition, first prize and the young jury award at the 2017 Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, and she appeared on Kansas Public Radio as the first prize winner of the 2016 International Institute for Young Musicians (IIYM) International Piano Competition to name a few.  Catherine will be featured in Rachmaninoff’s Variations on a Theme of Paganini as winner of CYS’ annual Young Artist Competition.  Davis You, a past Young Artist winner, will be featured as the cello soloist and protagonist in Richard Strauss’ tone poem, Don Quixote.  Among Davis’ many achievements is winning 1st Place in the 2018 KAMSA Competition and having performed concertos with the Prometheus Symphony as the winner of the 2018 Felix Khuner Young Artist Concerto Competition.  He is currently a member of the San Francisco division of the Bach to Bach Project, a program that reaches out to schools and presents classical music to children across the world.

Get your tickets today. You don’t want to miss this inspiring concert.

Kids 17 and under have free admission.

For tickets and information please contact 530.265.6124 or click HERE to purchase tickets online.

Content and photo submitted by Heather Haddock,  Music in the Mountains