San Francisco Symphony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / October 6, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA 2015-16 SEASON OPENS NOVEMBER 1 AT DAVIES SYMPHONY HALL
Donato Cabrera conducts his seventh and final season as SFSYO Music Director and SFS Resident Conductor
Highlights of the season include a performance by concerto competition winner Elena Ariza November 1; annual holiday concerts of Peter and the Wolf, December 13; and hosting the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival at Davies Symphony Hall, January 17, 2016
SFS musicians, violinist Chen Zhao and violist Katie Kadarauch are guest soloists in Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra, May 15, 2016
SAN FRANCISCO, October 6, 2015 — The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (SFSYO) and Wattis Foundation Music Director Donato Cabrera open their 2015-16 season on Sunday, November 1 at 2pm at Davies Symphony Hall, Cabrera’s seventh and final season with the Orchestra. The opening concert of the year, November 1, features Elena Ariza, winner of the Youth Orchestra’s 2015 Concerto Competition, in Dvořák’s Cello Concerto in B minor. Ariza has been a member of the SFSYO since 2011 and Principal Cello since 2014. The Orchestra performs two holiday concerts of Peter and the Wolf, December 13, and additional concerts on March 20 and May 15, 2016. It will host and perform in the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival at Davies Symphony Hall on January 17, 2016 at Davies Symphony Hall, along with four other Bay Area Youth Orchestras. Violinist Chen Zhao and violist Katie Kadarauch, musicians of the San Francisco Symphony, perform as soloists in Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for Violin, Viola, and Orchestra in the final concert on May 15, 2016. Both are both strongly connected to the Youth Orchestra —Zhao as a member of the SFSYO Coaching Team, and Kadarauch as an SFSYO alumna.
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