San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra’s 30th anniversary season continues March 13 at Davies Symphony Hall

SFSYO’s purpose is to provide a tuition-free orchestral experience of preprofessional caliber to young musicians from the greater Bay Area.

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (SFSYO) performs the second concert of its 30th Anniversary Season on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Davies Symphony Hall.

Wattis Foundation Music Director Donato Cabrera leads the ensemble in a program that explores both the classical and 20th century orchestral repertoire, including Honegger’s Pacific 231, Haydn’s Symphony No. 84 in E-flat major, Webern’s Im Sommerwind, and Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.

Founded in 1981, the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (SFSYO) is recognized throughout the United States, Europe and Asia as one of the finest youth orchestras in the world. SFSYO’s purpose is to provide a tuition-free orchestral experience of preprofessional caliber to young musicians from the greater Bay Area.

The SFSYO rehearses and performs in Davies Symphony Hall under the direction of Wattis Foundation Music Director Donato Cabrera. In addition to working with San Francisco Symphony musicians in sectional coachings each week, SFSYO members have the opportunity to meet and work with SF Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and many of the world-class artists that appear with the San Francisco Symphony each season.

Donato Cabrera
Donato Cabrera

Donato Cabrera joined the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) conducting staff in September 2009. As Bruno Walter Resident Conductor Chair he works closely with SFS Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and leads the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra as Wattis Foundation Music Director in its entire season of concerts. During the 2010-2011 season he also conducts the San Francisco Symphony in the Día de los Muertos Family Concert as well as selected Concerts for Kids, Adventures in Music and Music for Families concerts, which annually draw more than 60,000 young people and their families from throughout the Bay Area to Davies Symphony Hall.

In 2002, Cabrera was a Herbert von Karajan conducting fellow at the Salzburg Festival. From 2005 to 2008, he was Associate Conductor of San Francisco Opera, participating in the world premiere of John Adams’s Doctor Atomic and conducting performances of Die Fledermaus, Don Giovanni, Tannhäuser, and The Magic Flute. He has also served as Assistant Conductor at the Ravinia, Spoleto, and Aspen Music Festivals, and as Resident Conductor at the Music Academy of the West.

San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 2:00pm

Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco

Donato Cabrera, conductor
San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra

PROGRAM:
Honegger/Pacific 231
Haydn/Symphony No. 84 in E-flat major
Webern/Im Sommerwind
Britten/The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Opus 34

TICKETS: $45 reserved/$12 general. Tickets are available at sfsymphony.org, by phone at 415-864-6000, and
at Davies Symphony Hall Box Office, on Grove Street between Van Ness Avenue and Franklin Street in San
Francisco.

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