The Glendale Youth Orchestra, conducted by Brad Keimach, opens its 26th season on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. at the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale. The program includes Beethoven – “Coriolan Overture,” Mendelssohn – “Violin Concerto, 1st Movement” (performed by Lavinia Chen, violin), Mozart – Symphony No. 35, “Haffner” and Mendelssohn – “Symphony No. 1.”
The GYO is a premier L.A. Phil Youth Orchestra Mentorship Program, and is funded in part by a grant from L.A. County Arts Commission. The concert is sponsored by Pasadena Showcase House.
Tickets are $12.50 and may be purchased from the Alex Theatre box office in Glendale. Groups of 15 or more get 15% off. Students, children and seniors may purchase tickets for $10 each. For more information, call (818) 243-ALEX, or visit www.alextheatre.org.
Formed in 1989 by a group of Glendale music lovers and school teachers, the Glendale Youth Orchestra now attracts talented young musicians in the sixth through 12th grades and college music programs from across Los Angeles and the San Fernando and San Gabriel Valleys. Auditions for membership in the orchestra are ongoing, and may be arranged by calling the GYO at (818) 321-3083.
The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale.