San Diego Youth Symphony’s annual summer program, drawing students from twelve countries

Posted on: July 18, 2017

“Two dozen young musicians from 12 countries are in San Diego as part of an international symphony exchange program that will feature a free concert in Balboa Park next Tuesday and open rehearsals for the next three weeks,” writes Gary Warth in Monday’s (7/17) San Diego Union Tribune. “The performances are part of the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory’s 13th annual International Youth Symphony program [for] high school and college-age musicians…. The program is presented each year with assistance and support from Rotary District 5340’s International Youth Exchange program… The objective of the program is to foster world peace, understanding and good will…. Five of the students are from Russia…. Other guest musicians are from Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Northern Ireland, Poland, Romania and Spain. Their first performance will be a free concert … July 25 at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park. They also will perform a free show … Aug. 2 … at La Jolla Cove. The symphony will [perform] July 29 [in] Escondido.” Orchestra rehearsals are open to the public this week and next in Balboa Park and at University Christian Church.

Posted July 18, 2017

Pictured: International students rehearse with San Diego Youth Symphony musicians during this year’s International Youth Symphony program