Past Concerts

Here’s a list of the Youth Orchestra’s performances dating back to 1981, when the orchestra was founded.   All performances took place in Davies Symphony Hall unless otherwise indicated.

2011-12 Season

November 6, 2011
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Alina Kobialka, violin
Falla/Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat
Tchaikovsky/Violin Concerto
Prokofiev/Symphony No. 5

December 10, 2011
December 11, 2011 (Flint Center, Cupertino)
Holiday Concerts
Donato Cabrera, conductor

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 25, 2012
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Berlioz/Roman Carnival Overture
Adams/Shaker Loops
Debussy/Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
Haydn/Symphony No. 103, Drumroll

May 20, 2012
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Schubert/Symphony No. 8, Unfinished
Mahler/Symphony No. 1

June 16, 2012
Bon Voyage Tour Concert
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Grieg/Piano Concerto
Prokofiev/Symphony No. 5

2010-2011 Season

October 31, 2010
Donato Cabrera conductor
Nathan Chan cello
Ginastera/Estancia Suite
Shostakovich/Cello Concerto No. 1
Franck/Symphony in D minor

December 11, 2010 (Flint Center, Cupertino)
December 12, 2010
Holiday Concerts
Donato Cabrera, conductor

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 13, 2011
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Honegger/Pacific 231
Haydn Symphony No. 84
Webern/Im Sommerwind
Britten/The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

30th Anniversary Concert
May 15, 2011
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Bartók/Divertimento
Holst/The Planets

2009-10 Season

November 15, 2009
Donato Cabrera, conductor

Christopher Rouse/Infernal Machine
Haydn/Symphony No. 92 in G Major, Oxford
Elgar/Enigma Variations

December 11, 2009 (Flint Center, Cupertino)
December 12, 2009
Holiday Concerts
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Linda Ronstadt, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 21, 2010
Donato Cabrera, conductor
Kenneth Renshaw, violin

Gabriela Lena Frank/Latin American Dances for Orchestra
Sibelius/Violin Concerto
Brahms/Symphony No. 1

May 16, 2010
Donato Cabrera, conductor
John Adams/The Chairman Dances
Vaughan Williams/Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 5

2008-2009 Season

November 9, 2008
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor
Stephen Kim, violin

Rossini/Overture to La gazza ladra
Wagner/Forest Murmurs
Wagner/Siegfried's Rhine Journey
Wagner/Siegfried's Death and Funeral Music

December 13, 2008 (Flint Center, Cupertino)
December 14, 2008
Holiday Concerts
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor
Leonard Nimoy, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 8, 2009
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

Preben Antonsen/Thresh of Gear
Beethoven/Symphony No. 8
Stravinsky/The Firebird Suite

May 17, 2009
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

Barber/Symphony No. 1
Berlioz/Symphonie Fantastique
2007-2008 Season

November 11, 2007
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor
Tessa Seymour, cello

Gershwin/Cuban Overture
Bloch/Schelomo for Cello and Orchestra
Brahms-Schoenberg/Piano Quartet in G minor

December 15, 2007 (California Theater, San Jose)
December 16, 2007 (Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco)
Holiday Concerts
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor
Sara Ramirez, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 16, 2008
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

Bartók/Dance Suite
Haydn/Symphony No. 88 in G Major
Prokofiev/Music from Romeo and Juliet

May 18, 2008
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

Adams/Lollapalooza
Stravinsky/Song of the Nightingale
Dvorák/Symphony No. 9, From the New World

June 22, 2008
Tour Bon Voyage Concert
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin

Bartók/Dance Suite
Sibelius/Violin Concerto
Prokofiev/Music from Romeo and Juliet

2006-2007 Season

November 19, 2006
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor
Gugene Kang, cello

Wagner/Overture to The Flying Dutchman
Lalo/Cello Concerto in D minor
Liadov/The Enchanted Lake
Shostakovich/Symphony No. 1 in F minor

December 16, 2006
Holiday Concerts
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor
Florence Henderson, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 11, 2007
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

Webern/Passacaglia
Mozart/Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel/Pictures at an Exhibition

May 20, 2007
SFSYO 25th Anniversary Alumni Celebration Concert
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor

Elza van den Heever, soprano
Kendall Gladen, mezzo-soprano
Sean Panikkar, tenor
Jeremy Galyon, bass-baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Ragnar Bohlin, director
McPhee, Colin/Tabuh-Tabuhan
Beethoven/Symphony No. 9 in D minor

2005-2006 Season

November 20, 2005
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Beethoven/Leonore Overture No. 3
Corigliano/Tournaments Overture (California Premiere)
Rachmaninoff/Symphonic Dances

December 17,2005
Holiday Concerts
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor
Val Diamond of
Beach Blanket Babylon, narrator
Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 26, 2006
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor
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Hindemith/Ragtime
Weber, arr. Berlioz/Invitation to the Dance
Hindemith/Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber
Dvořák/Symphony No. 7 in D minor

May 21, 2006
Benjamin Shwartz, conductor
Elizabeth Dorman, piano

Haydn/Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major, Drumroll
Bartók/Piano Concerto No. 3
Debussy/La Mer

2004-2005 Season

October 31, 2004
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Hannah Tarley, violin
Saint-Saëns/Marche militaire française from Suite Algérienne
Saint-Saëns/Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor
Shostakovich/Symphony No. 5 in D minor

December 11, 2004
Holiday Concerts
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Diane Baker, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 13, 2005
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Rinat Shaham, mezzo-soprano

Respighi/Fountains of Rome
Bernstein/Symphony No. 1, Jeremiah
Schumann/Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Rhenish

May 15, 2005
Edwin Outwater, conductor

Stookey, Nathaniel/Out of the Everywhere
Mahler/Symphony No. 1 in D major

2003-2004 Season

November 23, 2003
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Rimsky-Korsakov/Russian Easter Overture
Copland/El Salón México
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 4 in F minor 

December 14, 2003
Holiday Concerts
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Daniel Handler, a.k.a. Lemony Snicket, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 2, 2004
An Evening of Chamber Music

Strong, Jeff - trumpet
Hoehne, Jon - trumpet
Hinshaw, Darby - horn
Bedner, Alex - trombone
Caron, Steven - tuba
Lee, Albert - clarinet
Freimuth, Ben - clarinet
Psomas, Jeannie - clarinet
Seo, David - clarinet
Abrams, Teddy - piano
Armstrong, Nigel - solo violin
Nicholeris, Diane - violin
Oh, Taemin - violin
Daunt, Samuel - viola
Han, Jordan - cello
Outwater, Edwin - contrabass
Alexeev, Irina - flute
Lukas, Linda - flute
Lee, Jennifer - harpsichord
Ewald, Victor/Brass Quintet No. 1
Traditional; arr. Abrams, Teddy/Clarinet Polka
Bach, Johann Sebastian/Brandenburg Concerto No. 4

March 14, 2004
Edwin Outwater, conductor

Mozart/Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Mozart/Symphony No. 31 in D major, Paris
Berlioz/Symphonie fantastique

May 16, 2004
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Nigel Armstrong, violin

Berlioz/Le Corsaire Overture
Vieuxtemps/Violin Concerto No. 5 in A minor

June 19, 2004
Tour Bon Voyage Concert
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

Copland/El Salón México
Grieg/Piano Concerto in A minor
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 4 in F minor

2002-2003 Season

November 24, 2002
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Bach/Orchestral Suite  No. 1 in C major
Bach, arr. Schoenberg/Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, Saint Anne
Bartók/Concerto for Orchestra

December 14, 2002
Holiday Concerts
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Rita Moreno, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 30, 2003
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Haydn/Symphony No. 96 in D major, The Miracle
Ravel/Rapsodie espagnole
Brahms/Symphony No. 4 in E minor

May 18, 2003
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Joseph Lee, cello

Dvořák/Cello Concerto in B minor
Prokofiev/Scythian Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov/Capriccio espagnol

ASOL 58th National Conference - Opening Session
June 18, 2003
San Francisco Marriot Hotel
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Raymond Froehlich, percussion
Tom Hemphill, percussion
Trey Wyatt, percussion
Percussionists of the Youth Orchestra

Harrison, Lou/The Drums of Orpheus
Stravinsky, Igor/Fanfare for a New Theater

June 20, 2003 ASOL Annual Conference
San Francisco Marriott Hotel
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Members of the Youth Orchestra Brass Section
Peter Schickele, baritone

Bach, P.D.Q. (aka Professor Peter Schickele)/Music from Brass Calendar
Brant, Henry/Four Doctors
Bach, P.D.Q./Professor Peter Schickele/"Fogel the Mogul" (World Premiere) (Encore)
Tan Dun/Orchestral Theatre I: Xun
Ravel/Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

2001-2002 Season

November 18, 2001
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Beethoven/Symphony No. 2 in D major
Sibelius/Finlandia
Lutosławski/Concerto for Orchestra

December 15, 2001
Holiday Concerts
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Jan Wahl, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 17, 2002
Edwin Outwater, conductor
Carlos Avila, piano

Schumann/Overture, Scherzo, and Finale
Rachmaninoff/Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp minor
Takemitsu/A Flock Descends into the Pentagonal Garden
Debussy/Ibéria from Images pour orchestre

May 19, 2002
Edwin Outwater, conductor

Ives/“Decoration Day” from New England Holidays Symphony
Haydn/Symphony No. 100 in G major, Military
Hindemith/Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber
Liszt/Les Préludes

2000-2001 Season

November 19, 2000
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Beethoven/Egmont Overture
Copland/Appalachian Spring [1945 reorchestration]
Prokofiev/Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major

December 16, 2000
Holiday Concerts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Mickey Hart, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 11, 2001
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Wayne Lee, violin

Adams, John/Lollapalooza
Bartók/Violin Concerto No. 2
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 5 in E minor

May 20, 2001
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Nicole Folland, soprano
Florence Quivar, mezzo-soprano
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
Vance George, Director
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Mahler/Symphony No. 2 in C minor

June 16, 2001
Tour Bon Voyage Concert
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Copland/Appalachian Spring [1945 reorchestration]
Mendelssohn/Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 5 in E minor

1999-2000 Season

November 14, 1999
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Rebecca Corruccini, violin

Elgar/Introduction and Allegro
Stravinsky/Violin Concerto in D major
Shostakovich/Symphony No. 10 in E minor

December, 1999
Holiday Concerts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Sharon Stone, narrator
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Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 26, 2000
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Brahms/Symphony No. 3 in F major
Volkert, Mark/Songs from the Sea (World Premiere; commissioned by SFSYO)
Strauss/Dance of the Seven Veils from Salome

May 21, 2000
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Sarah Chang, violin

Bizet/Music from L'Arlésienne Suites
Bruch/Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Cheung, Anthony/Portrait of the Artist as a Tormented Young Madman (World Premiere)
Stravinsky/Music from The Firebird

1998-1999 Season

November 15, 1998
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Jon Keigwin, contrabass

Stravinsky/Scherzo à la russe [1945 revision]
Sibelius/Symphony No. 5 in E-flat major
Dragonetti/Concerto in A major for String Bass and Orchestra
Respighi/The Pines of Rome

December 19, 1998
Holiday Concerts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Danny Glover, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 21, 1999
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Strauss/Death and Transfiguration
Beethoven/Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Eroica

May 16, 1999
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Joyce, Brooke/Yniswyrddn (The Isle of Glass) (West Coast Premiere)
Haydn/Symphony No. 104 in D major, London
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 4 in F minor

June 14, 1998
Tour Bon Voyage Concert
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Lara St. John, violin

Adams, John/The Chairman Dances
Saint-Saëns/Violin Concerto No. 3 in B minor
Tchaikovsky/Serenade in C major for Strings
Ravel/La Valse
Glinka/Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila (Encore)

1997-1998 Season

November 23, 1997
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Glinka/Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Tchaikovsky/Serenade for Strings
Webern/Six Pieces for Orchestra [1928 revision]
Ravel/La Valse

December 13, 1997
Holiday Concerts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Henry Tenenbaum, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 22, 1998
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Lin Tung, piano

Adams, John/The Chairman Dances
Rachmaninoff/Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
Beethoven/Symphony No. 6 in F major, Pastoral

May 31, 1998
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Bernstein/Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Rachmaninoff/Symphony No. 2 in E minor

1996-1997 Season

November 9, 1996
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Britten/Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell
Ravel/Mother Goose Suite
Shostakovich/Symphony No. 5 in D minor

March 2, 1997
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Sharon Bogas, cello

Kyr, Robert/Symphony No. 6, Three Places in the Far West (World Premiere; SFSYO Commission)
Elgar/Cello Concerto in E minor
Beethoven/Symphony No. 7 in A major

May 18, 1997
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Juliana Athayde, violin

Percussionists of the Youth Orchestra
Harrison, Lou/Canticle No. 3
Haydn/Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major, Drumroll
Strauss/Also sprach Zarathustra

1995-1996 Season

November 19, 1995
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Ariel de Wolf, cello

Carlson, David/Twilight Night
Dvořák/Cello Concerto in B minor
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel/Pictures at an Exhibition

December 17, 1995
Holiday Concerts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Michael Tilson Thomas, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

January 8, 1996
Inauguration of Willie Brown as Mayor of San Francisco
Yerba Buena Gardens
Alasdair Neale, conductor

One Thousand Voice Community Choir of San Francisco
Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel/“The Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition
Jurman, Walter; Kaper, Bronislaw; lyrics Kahn, Gus/"San Francisco"

March 9, 1996
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Rouse,/Ogoun Badagris
Vaughan Williams/Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Strauss/Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks
Brahms/Symphony No. 2 in D major

April 18, 1996
San Francisco Public Library dedication of new building
New Main Library, Civic Center, San Francisco
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel/“The Hut on Fowls' Legs” and “The Great Gate of Kiev” from Pictures at an Exhibition
Copland/Fanfare for the Common Man
Tchaikovsky/Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

May 19, 1996
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Teason, Deborah Fischer/Scenes from (World Premiere; commissioned by the SFSYO)
Haydn/Symphony No. 100 in G major, Military
Bartók/Concerto for Orchestra

1994-1995 Season

November 20, 1994
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Cage, John, and Harrison, Lou/Double Music for Percussion Quartet
Rouse/Ku-Ka-Ilimoku
Strauss/Don Juan
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 5 in E minor

December 11, 1994
Holiday Concerts
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Luis Valdez, narrator
Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 5, 1995
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Bartók/Rumanian Folk Dances
Bartók/Suite from The Miraculous Mandarin
Haydn/Symphony No. 83 in G minor, The Hen
Ravel/Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

June 4, 1995
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Liza Zurlinden, violin
Sherry Barnard, flute

Picker, Tobias/And Suddenly It's Evening  (World Premiere; commissioned by a SFSYO Consortium)
Hoover, Katherine/Medieval Suite for Flute and Orchestra
Prokofiev/Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major

June 18, 1995
Tour Bon Voyage Concert
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Chi-Fun Lee, piano

Strauss/Don Juan
Rachmaninoff/Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 5 in E minor

1993-1994 Season

November 21, 1993
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Mirabai Weismehl, violin

Mozart/Overture to Don Giovanni
Rimsky-Korsakov/Capriccio espagnol
Berlioz/Symphonie fantastique

December 11 and 12, 1993
Holiday Concerts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Robin Williams, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 20, 1994
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Julia Rozenfeld, piano

Wilson, Olly/Expansions III (San Francisco Premiere)
Rachmaninoff/Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Brahms/Symphony No. 1 in C minor

May 22, 1994
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Mahler/Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor

1992-1993 Season

November 21, 1992
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Zakarias Grafilo, violin

Teason, Deborah Fischer/Empires (World Premiere)
Tchaikovsky/Romeo and Juliet, Fantasy-Overture
Rimsky-Korsakov/Scheherazade

December 13, 1992
Holiday Concerts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Linda Ronstadt, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

February 28, 1993
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Michael Allen, trombone

Ravel/Rapsodie espagnole
Grøndahl/Trombone Concerto
Beethoven/Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Eroica

May 22, 1993
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Lisa Rice, harp

Haydn/Symphony No. 44 in E minor, Mourning
Ravel/Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, and String Quartet
Stravinsky/Le Sacre du printemps (1947 version)

1991-1992 Season

November 24, 1991
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Ben Noyes, cello

Bernstein/Overture to Candide
Elgar/Cello Concerto in E minor
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Opus 74, Pathétique

December 15, 1991
Holiday Concerts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Linda Ronstadt, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 22, 1992
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Copland/Appalachian Spring [1945 reorchestration]
Mahler/Symphony No. 1 in D major

May 31, 1992
Civic Auditorium
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Haydn/Symphony No. 61 in D major
Danielpour, Richard/Song of Remembrance (World Premiere; commissioned by SFSYO)
Strauss/Death and Transfiguration

June 21, 1992
Stern Grove Concert
Alasdair Neale, conductor
SF Girls Chorus

Halmos, Laszlo/"Jubilate Deo Universa Terra"
Copland/Appalachian Spring [1945 reorchestration]
Mahler/Symphony No. 1 in D major
Wagner/Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger (Encore)
Sousa/The Stars and Stripes Forever (Encore)

June 28, 1992
GAP Concert
The Palace of Fine Arts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Ben Noyes, cello

Bernstein/Overture to Candide
Elgar/Cello Concerto in E minor
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Pathétique
Tchaikovsky/Polonaise from Eugene Onegin (Encore)
Sousa/The Stars and Stripes Forever (Encore)

1990-1991 Season

December 16, 1990
Holiday Concerts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Bobby McFerrin, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

January 27, 1991
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Schubert/Symphony No. 6 in C major
Barber/Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
Stravinsky/The Firebird Suite (1919 version)

March 16, 1991
Side-by-Side Concert
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Respighi/Epiphany from Roman Festivals

April 14, 1991
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Debussy/Nuages and Fêtes from Nocturnes
Ravel/Boléro
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 4 in F minor

May 19, 1991
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Satomi Hofmann, piano
Jerome Austin, trumpet

Hindemith/Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Weber
Shostakovich/Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor
Mozart/Divertimento in D major for Strings
Respighi/The Pines of Rome

1989-1990 Season

November 4, 1989
Side-by-Side Concert (YO and SFS)
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Holst/“Jupiter” from The Planets

December 17, 1989
Holiday Concerts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Bobby McFerrin, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

January 6, 1990
Hollister School Benefit
Hollister School for the Arts
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Cynthia Mei, violin

Glinka/Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Ravel/Tzigane
Kodály/Háry János Suite
Elgar/Enigma Variations

January 14, 1990
Alasdair Neale, conductor
Cynthia Mei, violin

Glinka/Overture to Ruslan and Ludmila
Ravel/Tzigane
Kodály/Háry János Suite
Elgar/Enigma Variations

March 4, 1990
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Haydn/Symphony No. 13 in D major
Bernstein/Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
Prokofiev/Music from Romeo and Juliet

May 20, 1990
Alasdair Neale, conductor

Verdi/Overture to Nabucco
Saylor, Bruce/Archangel for Orchestra with Antiphonal Brass (World Premiere; commissioned by SFSYO)
Britten/Sinfonia da Requiem
Beethoven/Symphony No. 5 in C minor

1988-1989 Season

December 17, 1988
Holiday Concerts
Leif Bjaland, conductor
Geoff Hoyle, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

December 18, 1988
Children’s Hospital Benefit Concert

Dedicated to the memory of Lucile Salter Packard 
Gunn High School
Leif Bjaland, conductor
Geoff Hoyle, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 19, 1989
Leif Bjaland, conductor

Barber/Adagio for Strings
Piston/Symphony No. 2
Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich; orch. Ravel, Maurice/Pictures at an Exhibition

April 29, 1989
Side-by-Side Concert  (YO and SFS)
Leif Bjaland, conductor

Berlioz/“March to the Scaffold” from Symphonie fantastique
Mussorgsky/Night on Bald Mountain

May 21, 1989
Leif Bjaland, conductor

Haydn/Symphony No. 45 in F-sharp minor, Farewell
Carlson, David/Twilight Night (World Premiere; commissioned by SFSYO)
Ravel, Maurice/Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2

June 18, 1989
Stern Grove Concert
Leif Bjaland, conductor

Mussorgsky, orch. Ravel/Pictures at an Exhibition
Piston/Symphony No. 2
Ravel/Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
Sousa/The Stars and Stripes Forever (Encore)

1987-1988 Season

November 21, 1987
Side-by-Side Concert  (YO and SFS)
Leif Bjaland, conductor

Rimsky-Korsakov/Russian Easter Overture

December 20, 1987
Holiday Concerts
Leif Bjaland, conductor
Geoff Hoyle, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

January 17, 1988
Leif Bjaland, conductor
Beethoven/Symphony No. 2 in D major
Barber/Music for a Scene from Shelley
Britten/Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Purcell

March 27, 1988
Leif Bjaland, conductor
Annie Chang, piano

Dvořák/Carnival Overture
Mendelssohn/Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor
Carlson, David/Lilacs (Epitaph) (World Premiere)
Martinů, Bohuslav/Symphony No. 5

May 22, 1988
Leif Bjaland, conductor
Nick Cheonis, flute
R. Monty Bennett, organ

Wuorinen, Charles/Fanfare for the Houston Symphony
Wuorinen, Charles, based on the music of Henry Purcell/Suite from The Magic Art
Saylor, Bruce/Turns and Mordents for Flute and Orchestra
Saint-Saëns/Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Organ

December 18, 1988
Children’s Hospital Benefit Concert

Dedicated to the memory of Lucile Salter Packard 
Leif Bjaland, conductor
Geoff Hoyle, narrator

Gabrieli, Giovanni/ Canzon duodecimi toni à 10 from Sacrae symphoniae
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich/The Nutcracker Suite
Rameau, Jean-Philippe/Suite No. 1 from Les Paladins
Anderson, Leroy; Holiday/A Christmas Festival
Prokofiev, Sergei/Peter and the Wolf
Holiday; Pierpont, J.S./Jingle Bells
Holiday; Marks, Johnny/Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer
English; Holiday; Traditional/We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Anderson, Leroy; Holiday/Sleigh Ride (Encore)

1986-1987 Season

November 23, 1986
Leif Bjaland, conductor
Manly Romero, bassoon

Beethoven/Egmont Overture
Mozart/Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major
Webern/Six Pieces for Orchestra [1928 revision]
Brahms/Symphony No. 4 in E minor

December 21, 1986
Holiday Concerts
Leif Bjaland, conductor
Sid Caesar, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

March 21, 1987
Side-by-Side Concert (YO and SFS)
Leif Bjaland, conductor

Bizet, Georges; ed. Hoffmann, Fritz/Toréador's Song from Carmen Suite No. 2
Chabrier, Alexis-Emmanuel/España
Falla, Manuel de/The Miller's Dance from Three Dances from The Three-Cornered Hat
Bizet, Georges; ed. Hoffmann, Fritz/Danse Bohême from Carmen Suite No. 2
Ginastera, Alberto/Malambo from Estancia
Rimsky-Korsakov, Nicolai/Capriccio espagnol

April 5, 1987
Leif Bjaland, conductor
Jon Nakamatsu, piano

Debussy/ “Nuages” and “Fêtes” from Nocturnes
Saint-Saëns/Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
Prokofiev/Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major

May 17, 1987
Leif Bjaland, conductor

Copland/Fanfare for the Common Man
Copland/Appalachian Spring [1945 reorchestration]
Dvořák/Symphony No. 8 in G major

1985-1986 Season

December 7, 1985
David Milnes, conductor
Wagner/Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe/Celebration for Orchestra (San Francisco Premiere)
Marcello, Alessandro/Oboe Concerto in D minor
Beethoven/Symphony No. 5 in C minor

December 21 and 22, 1985
Holiday Concerts
David Milnes, conductor
Herb Caen, narrator

Prokofiev/Peter and the Wolf

February, 15, 1986
Side-by-Side Concert (YO and SFS)
David Milnes, conductor

Respighi, Ottorino/The Pines of the Appian Way from Pines of Rome
Strauss, Richard/Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

March 16, 1986
David Milnes, conductor
Judith Bettina, soprano

Haydn/Symphony No. 100 in G major, Military
Stravinsky/Symphonies of Wind Instruments [1947]
Mahler/Symphony No. 4 in G major

May 18, 1986
David Milnes, conductor
Chris Baker, Phil Munds, Lori Rawlins, Patrick Wolf, French horns

Barber/Essay No. 2 for Orchestra
Schumann/Concertstück in F major for Four Horns and Orchestra
Bartók/Concerto for Orchestra

June 15, 1986
Stern Grove Concert
David Milnes, conductor
Chris Baker,Phil Munds, Lori Rawlins, Patrick Wolf, French horns

Wagner/Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Schumann/Concertstück in F major for Four Horns and Orchestra
Beethoven/Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Sousa, John Philip/The Stars and Stripes Forever (Encore)

July 3, 1986
Forest Meadows Concert
Dominican College, San Rafael
David Milnes, conductor
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Bartók/Concerto for Orchestra
Beethoven/Symphony No. 5 in C minor

July 6, 1986
Tour Bon Voyage Concert
David Milnes, conductor

Barber/Essay No. 2 for Orchestra
Beethoven/Symphony No. 5 in C minor
Bartók/Concerto for Orchestra

1984-1985 Season

November 3, 1984
Side-by-Side Concert  (YO and SFS)
David Milnes, conductor

Mussorgsky/Night on Bald Mountain

December 7, 1985
David Milnes, conductor

Wagner, Richard/Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg
Zwilich, Ellen Taaffe/Celebration for Orchestra (San Francisco Premiere)
Marcello, Alessandro/Oboe Concerto in D minor
Beethoven, Ludwig van/Symphony No. 5 in C minor

December 9, 1984
David Milnes, conductor

Weber/Overture to Der Freischütz
Stravinsky/The Firebird Suite [1919 revision]
Brahms/Symphony No. 2 in D major


March 10, 1985
David Milnes, conductor
Yvette Leybin, violin

Bach/Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bartók/Violin Concerto No. 1
Franck/Symphony in D minor

May 19, 1985
David Milnes, conductor
Shana Downes, cello

Saint-Saëns/Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
Beethoven/Overture to Fidelio
Shostakovich/Symphony No. 5 in D minor

1983-1984 Season

November 19, 1983
Side-by-Side Concert  (YO and SFS)
David Milnes, conductor

Wagner/Overture to Die Meistersinger

December 11, 1983
Jahja Ling, conductor
Matt Haimovitz, cello

Beethoven/Symphony No. 6 in F major, Pastoral
Kodály/Háry János Suite
Saint-Saëns/Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor

March 11, 1984
Jahja Ling, conductor

Barber/Medea's Meditation and Dance of Vengeance
Mozart/Symphony No. 40 in G minor
Sibelius/Symphony No. 2 in D major

May 20, 1984
Jahja Ling, conductor
Angela Lee, cello

Copland, Aaron/An Outdoor Overture
Mahler, Gustav/Symphony No. 1 in D major
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich/Rococo Variations

1982-1983 Season

December 3 and 4, 1982
Side-by-Side Concert  (YO and SFS)
Jahja Ling, conductor

Berlioz, Hector/March to the Scaffold from Symphonie fantastique
Barber, Samuel/Adagio for Strings
Stravinsky, Igor/Infernal Dance from The Firebird Suite [1919 revision]
Copland, Aaron/El Salón México
Smetana, Bedřìch/Vltava, No. 2  from Má Vlast

December 19, 1982
Jahja Ling, conductor

Beethoven/Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Eroica
Prokofiev/Lieutenant Kijé Suite
Rossini/Overture to Il barbiere di Siviglia

March 6, 1983
Jahja Ling, conductor

Respighi/Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 1
Schubert/Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Little Russian

May 22, 1983
Jahja Ling, conductor
Jacqueline Brand, violin

McGinn, John/Fantasia for Orchestra (World Premiere)
Mozart/Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major
Brahms/Symphony No. 3 in F major

1981-1982 Season

January 17, 1982
Inaugural Concert
Jahja Ling, conductor

Brahms/Academic Festival Overture
Dvořák/Slavonic Dance No. 8 in G minor
Dvořák/Symphony No. 8 in G major
Haydn/Symphony No. 104 in D major, London

April 24, 1982
Side-by-Side Concert (YO and SFS)
Jahja Ling, conductor

Copland/“Hoe-down” from Rodeo
Tchaikovsky/Marche Slav

May 23, 1982
Jahja Ling, conductor
Jim Dahlgren, violin

Debussy/Prelude to The Afternoon of a Faun
Cirone, Anthony J./ 4/4 for Four
Copland/Appalachian Spring [1945 reorchestration]
Copland/Hoe-down from Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo
Lalo/Symphonie espagnole (third movement omitted)
Tchaikovsky/Marche Slave
Verdi/Overture to La forza del destino