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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
September 10, 2016 until June 4, 2017
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 ensembles are currently playing at rehearsals.
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
Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song, Samuel Hazo
Accolade, Brady Massey
Army of the Nile, Kenneth Alford
British Eighth March, Zo Elliott
Sinfonia, 10:45 am - 1:00 pm, Room 207
Three Dances from Gayaneh, Aram Khachaturian
Concerto No. 2 for Flute and Orchestra (First Movement), W.A. Mozart
Overture to Magic Flute, W.A. Mozart
Concert Orchestra, 1:00 - 3:15 pm, Room 207
Annen-Polka Opus 117, Johann Strauss Jr.
Dance of the Gypsy, Camille Saint-Saens Arr. Kirt Mosier
Funeral March of the Marionette, Charles Gounod
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
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
Country Gardens, Percy Grainger Arr. Sousa and Brion
Concert Variations, Claude T. Smith
The Black Horse Troop, J.P. Sousa Arr. Fennell
Symphony Orchestra, 3:15 - 6:15 pm, Room 207
Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique,” Pytor Tchaikovsky
Overture to Bartered Bride, Bedrich Smetana
Violin Concerto in E minor, Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto in D Major, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Chamber Orchestra, 6:15 - 7:15 pm, Room 207
Prometheus Overture, Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 1, Felix Mendelssohn
Violin Concerto No. 5, Henri Vieuxtemps
Bolero, Maurice Ravel
Dance of the Comedians Suite, Dmitri Kabalevsky
Symphonic Strings, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Room 207
Allegro from Sonata No. 4 in D minor, J.B. Senaille Arr. Errante
Allegro from Concerto in G, Antonio Vivaldi Arr. S. Frackenpohl
Troika from Lieutenant Kije Suite, Sergei Prokofiev Arr. Wieloszynski
Overture Winds, 1:00 - 3:00 pm, Room 205
Cheyenne, Michael Story
Military Escort March, Harold Bennett Arr. Larry Clark
Archers of the Forbidden Forest, Joseph Eidson
Best Day of My Life, Arranged by James Kazik
National Emblem, E.E. Bagley Arr. Matt Conaway
Overture Strings, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, Room 207
Slavonic Dance No. 1, Antonin Dvorak Arr. Michael Story
Shepherd’s Hymn from Symphony No. 6 “Pastorale,” Beethoven Arr. Meyer