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Classical Melodies in Balboa Park
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