Classical Melodies in Balboa Park

September 6, 2014 (All day) - May 31, 2015 (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 

September 6, 2014 until May 31, 2015

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: February 14, February 15, April 4, April 5, April 19. Please check with the SDYS office for updated information at 619.233.3232.

Ovation Program - Jeff Edmons, Music Director
Wind Orchestra – Saturdays 2:00pm to 3:15pm (Room 205)
Symphony Orchestra – Saturdays 3:15pm to 6:15pm (Room 207)
Chamber Orchestra – Saturdays 6:15pm to 7:15pm (Room 207)

Showcase Program - Juan Palacios (Wind Symphony, Sinfonia, Concert Orchestra), Adam Pezdek (Concert Winds)
Wind Symphony – Saturdays  8:30am to 10:45am (Room 207)
Sinfonia – Saturdays 10:45am to 1:00pm (Room 207)
Concert Orchestra – Saturdays 1:00pm to 3:15pm (Room 207)
Concert Winds – Saturdays 3:15pm to 5:15pm (Room 205)

Inspiration Program - Ulli Reiner (Concert Strings), Anthony Kim (Overture Strings), Michael Gray (Overture Winds)
Concert Strings – Sundays 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Room 207)
Overture Winds – Sundays 1:00pm to 3:00pm (Room 205)
Overture Strings – Sundays 3:00pm to 5:00pm (Room 207)


Current Season Repertoire 2014-2015

You are more than welcome to sit in during our rehearsals, they are open to the public!

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!

Overture Winds
Dark Fortress Overture - Rob Grice

The Red Balloon - Anne McGinty
Flight of the Flutes - James Ployhar

Overture Strings
Habanera from Carmen - Georges Bizet, arranged by Frost
From Estancia, Danza Final - Alberto Ginastera, arranged by Longfield
Beginning Bach - J.S. Bach, arranged by Wieloszynski

Concert Strings
Symphony No. 8 in g minor - Antonin Dvorak, arranged by Sandra Dackow
Overture to Lucio Silla - W.A. Mozart, arranged by Sandra Dackow
“Allegro” from Sonata No. 1 - Georg Telemann, arranged by Kirt Mosier

Concert Winds
Chimes of Liberty - Edwin Franko Goldman, arranged by Calvin Custer
“Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations - Edward Elgar, arranged by Alfred Reed

Concert Orchestra
Hungarian Dance No. 5 - Johannes Brahms, orchestrated by Martin Schmeling
Pas de Six (from the ballet “William Tell”) - Gioachino Rossini

Academic Festival Overture - Johannes Brahms
Three-Cornered Hat Suite No. 2 - Manuel de Falla

Wind Symphony
American Overture - J.W. Jenkins
Suite Francaise - Darius Milhaud

Wind Orchestra
Overture to Chester - William Schuman
Adagio for Wind Orchestra - Joaquin Rodrigo

Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No. 2 - Peter Tchaikovsky
Rhapsody in Blue - George Gerswhin
1812 Overture - Peter Tchaikovsky
Overture Sollennelle - Alexander Glazunov

Chamber Orchestra
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra No. 1 in C Major - Franz Joseph Haydn
Symphony No. 1 - Felix Mendelssohn