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: November 9, November 29, November 30,  (Off site on December 6), December 7, December 20, December 21, December 27, December 28, 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
The Crossings - Robert Sheldon
March of the Paratroopers - Mark Williams
Rain - Brian Balmages
Abandoned Treasure Hunt - Rob Grice
Bach and Before - Various Composers

Overture Strings
La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks Music - George Frederick Handel
A Shaker Hymn - Aaron Copland
Dance of the Reed Flutes - George Frederick Handel

Concert Strings
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 - J.S. Bach
Water Music Suite - George Frederick Handel
Fidelio Finale - L.v. Beethoven

Concert Winds
Foundry - John Mackey
Halo Suite - Arranged by Robert Sheldon
Children's March - Percy Grainger
Canto - W. Francis McBeth
Semper Fidelis - John Philip Sousa

Concert Orchestra
Sigurd Jorsalfar - Edvard Grieg
Turkish March from The Ruins of Athens - L.v. Beethoven

William Tell Overture - Gioacchino Rossini
Leonore Overture No. 3 - L.v. Beethoven
Overture from La Gazza Ladra - Gioacchino Rossini

Wind Symphony
Quintology - Gary D. Ziek
Along an English Countryside - Robert L. Saucedo
American Sketches - Barry Kopetz

Wind Orchestra
Overture to Chester - William Schumann
Adagio for Wind Orchestra - Joaquin Rodrigo
Commando March - Samuel Barber

Symphony Orchestra
Symphony No. 2 - Peter Tchaikovsky
Ballet Suite No. 1 - Dmitri Shostakovich

Chamber Orchestra
Coriolan Overture - L.v. Beethoven
Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" - L.v. Beethoven
Suite for Small Orchestra No. 2 - Igor Stravinsky
Petite Suite - Claude Debussy