Classical Melodies in Balboa Park

October 3, 2015 (All day) - May 29, 2016 (All day)
Casa del Prado Building, in Balboa Park (1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101)

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory Rehearsals

Open to the Public 

August 29, 2015 until May 29, 2016

Every weekend the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s ensembles fill Casa del Prado with classical music. Visitors are invited to observe these rehearsals share the musical journey of our student musicians (ages 8-25). This is a wonderful treat to enhance any visit to Balboa Park. All rehearsals for the large ensembles are held in the Casa del Prado Building, in Balboa Park (1650 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101).

Park Map here (Casa del Prado is marked as No. 9)

Scroll to the bottom of the page to see what our esembles are currently playing at rehearsals.

We will not have rehearsals on the following days: September 5 & 6, November 8, November 28 & 29, December 5, December 13, December 20, December 26 & 27, January 2 & 3, February 13 & 14, March 13, March 26 & 27, April 24, June 11 & 12 . Please check with the SDYS office for updated information at 619.233.3232.

Ovation Program - Jeff Edmons, Music Director
Wind Orchestra: 1:45 to 3:15 p.m.
Symphony Orchestra: 3:15 to 6:00 p.m.
Chamber Orchestra: 6:10 to 7:15 p.m.

Showcase Program - Juan Palacios (Wind Symphony, Sinfonia, Concert Orchestra), Adam Pezdek (Concert Winds)
Wind Symphony: 8:30 to 10.45 a.m.
Sinfonia: 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Concert Orchestra: 1:00 to 3:15 p.m.
Concert Winds: 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.

Inspiration Program - Ulli Reiner (Symphonic Strings), Anthony Kim (Overture Strings), Chris Lee (Overture Winds)
Symphonic Strings: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 
Overture Winds: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Overture Strings: 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Current Season Repertoire  2015-2016

While you are here listening to some of the most beautiful classical melodies in Balboa Park, you may hear some of these pieces being rehearsed!


Wind Symphony, 8:30 - 10:45 am, Room 207

The Circus Bee, Henry Fillmore

Accolade, Brady Massey

English Folk Suite, Ralph Vaughan Williams

Sinfonia, 10:45 am - 1:00 pm, Room 207

Il Viaggio a Reims, Gioachinno Rossini

Mazeppa: Cossack Dance, Peter Illych Tchaikovsky

Concert Orchestra, 1:00 - 3:15 pm, Room 207

Prague Waltzes, Antonin Dvorak

Norwegian Dance No. 3, Edvard Grieg

Radetzky March, Johann Strauss

Blue Tango, Leroy Anderson


Concert Winds, 3:15 - 5:15 pm, Room 205

Thunderscape, Erik Morales

On a Hymnsong of Philip Bliss, David R. Holsinger

Americans We, Henry Fillmore Edited by Foster

Bacchanale, Camille Saint-Saens Arr. Balent


Wind Orchestra, 2:00 - 3:15 pm, Room 205

First Suite in E-flat for band, Gustav Holst

Overture to “Candide,” Leonard Bernstein Arr. Clare Grundman

Procession of the Nobles from Mlada, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Arr. Erik Leidzen

Symphony Orchestra, 3:15 - 6:15 pm, Room 207

Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique,” Pytor Tchaikovsky

Overture to Bartered Bride, Bedrich Smetana

Chamber Orchestra, 6:15 - 7:15 pm, Room 207

Prometheus Overture, Ludwig van Beethoven

Symphony No. 1, Felix Mendelssohn


Symphonic Strings, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Room 207

Rondeau and Chaconne, Henry Purcell Arr. by Merle Isaac

Divertimento No. 12 (Finale), W.A. Mozart Arr. Sandra Dackow

Divertimento No. 13 (Finale), W.A. Mozart Arr. Sandra Dackow

Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (1st and 3rd Mvmts.), J.S. Bach Arr. Merle Isaac

Overture Winds, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Room 205

Jubilant Fanfare, Michael Story

Of Noble Courage, Barry Kopetz

Roar, Katy Perry Arr. Michael Brown

Overture Strings, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Room 207

Sleepers, Wake, J.S. Bach Arr. John Caponegro

William Tell Overture, Rossini Arr. Richard Meyer

Trepak from the Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky Arr. Sandra Dackow

Debut Strings, 2:00 - 3:00pm, Room 103

Various Beginning Strings Repertoire