San Diego Youth Symphony finalizes plans for summer China tour

Posted on: December 1, 2014

“It’s a go. The Balboa Park-based San Diego Youth Symphony will tour China in 2015 in celebration of its 70th anniversary,” writes James Chute in Friday’s (11/28) Union Tribune (San Diego). “A total of 107 student musicians have committed to the tour, including 95 members of the program’s Ovation Symphony Orchestra and 12 recent graduates. The students are scheduled to leave San Diego on June 23 and return on July 5…. The tour will include performances in Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall (June 27), San Diego’s sister city Yantai’s Concert Hall (June 29, 30) and the Oriental Arts Center in Shanghai (July 4). In addition, the musicians, in the company of their peers in China, will tour many of China’s cultural attractions. … The Youth Symphony has been envisioning the tour for years. When the San Diego Symphony toured China in 2013, one of the Youth Symphony’s representatives, Sidney Yin, accompanied the orchestra. June Shillman, a Youth Symphony board member, was instrumental in the San Diego Symphony’s 2013 tour and is assisting the Youth Symphony in its tour as well.” Conductor Jeff Edmons will lead the orchestra during the two-week tour.

Posted December 1, 2014