Glendale Youth Orchestra Presents ‘An American In Paris’

Valerie Chen

On May 21, the Glendale Youth Orchestra at the Alex Theatre will be performing a concert entitled “An American in Paris,” featuring works inspired by the theatre, ballet and opera. Works will include Mozart’s “Magic Flute Overture,” Prokofiev’s “Romeo & Juliet,” Mascagni’s “Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana,” and Gershwin’s “An American In Paris.”

Alongside these works, the Glendale Youth Orchestra will also be featuring two of its recent winners of the annual concerto competition. Madeline Son of La Cañada, violin, will be performing Lalo’s “Symphonie Espagnole,” which helped make Spanish themes in music popular. Associate Concertmaster Valerie Chen of Valencia will be performing the most popular violin concerto of the Romantic era, “Violin Concerto No. 2” by Wieniawski.

This concert is sponsored by a grant from the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts. The GYO is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Dept. of Arts and Culture. The GYO is by the California Arts Council through the Creative Youth Development Grant.

Madeline Son

Tickets are $18 and may be purchased from the Alex Theatre box office. Students, children and seniors may purchase tickets for $16 each. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale. For more information, visit