SDYS 70th Anniversary China Tour 2015


Qualcomm, Inc. presents 
San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s 
70th Anniversary China Tour


The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s 70th Anniversary China Tour brings advanced musicians from SDYS’ Ovation Program to perform major evening concerts in three Chinese cities between June 23 and July 5, 2015.

Three rare performance opportunities never before available to a U.S. youth orchestra!

Forbidden City Concert Hall, home of the China Philharmonic, as the kickoff to its annual summer youth music festival 

(San Diego’s Sister City): 

Two concerts at the invitation of the local government to deepen ties between our two cities 

The tour culminates with a patriotic July 4th concert at the amazing Oriental Arts Center

SDYS last visited China in 1981 when they had the honor of touring and performing in Canton, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. Our concert in Shanghai was telecast by satellite to the US, making the first use of satellite transmission for a cultural broadcast between the US and China.

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Posted by San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory on Thursday, 25 June 2015



Thank you to our China Tour Sponsors: 

Hotel Sponsors
Yantai Friendship Society
Mark Bennett
June Shillman

Media Sponsors
San Diego State University Department of TV, Film and New Media

Meal Sponsors
Eli Shefter & Elizabeth Lancaster

Air Transportation Sponsors
Eric Cohen
Jeff & Kathy Edmons
Rob & Erin Gaan 
Jeanette Stevens
Gene Summ

Music Sponsors
Christopher Weil & Company, Inc
Christopher Weil & Company, Inc. is sponsoring 
costs related to music rights fees for selections chosen 
for the China Tour and distribution of sheet music to our musicians for these selections.

Instrument Sponsors
Century Strings
Ground Transportation Sponsors
Hamilton College Consulting
Barney & Barney
Martha Brechlin
Ann Evans
Marvin & Reinette Levine
Paul & Maggie Meyer
Sijia, David & Eric Schrunk

Sightseeing Sponsors
Sunrise Capital Partners
Dick Alborn
John Michael Brooks
Budget Blinds of North San Diego
Richard & Ellen Turnage Doty
Betty Hiller
Anni & Arthur Lipper
Gary & Carol McElroy
Sylvia Smith
Joel & Dorothy Sollender
Al & Armi Williams
Weifeng & Emily Xu

Instrument Transportation Sponsors
Mary Ann Beyster
Joan Henkelmann
Editha Mason
Gisela Roha
Dick Wright
Polly Yu