100-Piece California Youth Symphony in Grass Valley

100-Piece California Youth Symphony

Music in the Mountains is proud to bring the 100-Piece California Youth Symphony to Grass Valley, CA. For one performance only on Sunday March 8th 2020, the esteemed California Youth Symphony will return to Nevada County, joining the Music in the Mountains chorus for an unforgettable program.  Music in the Mountains (MIM) and the California Youth Symphony (CYS) will be performing Leonard Bernstein’s rhythmic and enthralling masterpiece, Chichester Psalms. The program will also include Bartok’s Dance Suite and the Korngold Violin Concerto. This fantastic work is guaranteed to take your breath away with its lush and lyrical themes from Korngold’s Hollywood film career. The performance will feature this year’s CYS Young Artist Competition Winner, 16-year-old violinist, Christine Lee.

Christine was selected as a prizewinner of the 2019 National Young Arts Foundation and attended Young Arts Los Angeles, where she worked with professional musicians and other winners in an intensive week-long program. Christine was selected as a violinist in Carnegie Hall’s 2019 National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America (NYO-USA), where she performed with 119 other members from across the nation at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Carnegie Hall. Christine spent the summer touring Europe. Music in the Mountains is honored to have her and the California Youth Symphony for a special performance in the Amaral Center at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The California Youth Symphony was founded in 1952 and has established an international reputation for the quality of their programs.  These musicians have travelled the world and bring a level of musicianship and expertise to Nevada County that will impress and delight audience members. The San Mateo County Times described CYS as “one of the finest of the world’s youth symphonies.” Last year’s concert attendees agree.

“I’m excited to have the California Youth Symphony returning to Nevada County to share their creative exuberance and superb artistry,” said Past President of MIM Board and sponsor Jeff Leiter.  “Young people show us that the future of the human soul is very much alive. This young orchestra is inspiring and out-of-the-box terrific!”

Music in the Mountains has been performing and producing high-quality classical music for Nevada County for nearly 40 years.  They continue to bring wonderful classical music performances and educational programs to Nevada County.  In 2020, MIM is excited to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with their annual Summerfest beginning on June 18th. 

For more information about the 100-Piece California Youth Symphony with the Music in the Mountains chorus or any other upcoming shows, call 530-265-6124 or email info@musicinthemountains.org.  Always open at www.musicinthemountains.org

Content provided by Hilary Hodge, Music in the Mountains