Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival concert to benefit social-service groups

Posted on: January 11, 2018

“There’s more music at Davies Hall this weekend—the kind that gives music lovers hope for the future,” writes Georgia Rowe in Tuesday’s (1/9) Mercury News (Calif.). “When the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival convenes on Sunday afternoon, conductor Christian Reif will be on the podium, and a large ensemble comprised of up-and-coming musicians from youth orchestras around the Bay Area will be ready to play. In addition to the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, festival music director Daniel Patrick Stewart has engaged groups including the El Camino Youth Symphony, the Golden Gate Philharmonic, Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra. The program includes Elgar’s Enigma Variations, and proceeds from the concert will benefit organizations providing resources to underserved and homeless youth; each orchestra will select an organization within its local community.”

Posted January 11, 2018

Pictured: Members of the string section of the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra