June 25, 2012 – Peninsula Young Artists and Local Musicians at St. Fergal’s R.C. Church

Peninsula Young Artists
Sara Salsbury, director
Monday, June 25, 2012
8:00pm
St. Fergal’s Roman Catholic Church
Killarney Road
Bray, Ireland (map)

€10 entrance to aid the Church

Program scheduled to include…
Marche Militaire #1 — Franz Schubert
Soirees Musicales — Rossini / arr. Benjamin Britten
“Waltz” from Masquerade Suite — Aram Khachaturian
“Hoe-Down” from Rodeo — Aaron Copland
Tribute to Henry Mancini — arr. Calvin Custer
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest — Hans Zimmer
Battle Cry and Jig (newly commissioned work) — Ron Miller
Duke Ellington!
Lord of the Dance
…and more!

Founded in 1997, the Peninsula Youth Orchestra is based in Redwood City, CA, and is the only youth orchestra program serving San Mateo County. Over 400 young musicians are currently enrolled in PYO’s rigorous sequential orchestra education program that has been twice recognized by the California Arts Council.  PYO attributes its success to overwhelming support from its families and local music teachers, coupled with an artistic program conceived by its founding conductors, Mitchell Sardou Klein and Sara Salsbury, and implemented by its outstanding staff of professional musicians and educators.  Tonight we hear the Peninsula Young Artists, the advanced level preparatory orchestra, under the direction of Sara Salsbury.  The Peninsula Young Artists have performed in Carnegie Hall (2004), The Mozart 2006 Festival in Austria (2006), the Pre-Olympic Festival in China (2008), and the inaugural Los Angeles Orchestra Festival in Walt Disney Concert Hall (2010).

The Peninsula Youth Orchestra reflects and enhances the cultural diversity of its community by bringing together student musicians to rehearse and perform symphonic music in an educational setting.  PYO strives for high musical standards within a supportive environment that encourages enthusiasm, knowledge, and love of music.  PYO enriches the lives of its musicians as they progress through a challenging course of repertoire that prepares them with skills needed to enjoy and pursue music the rest of their lives, either as professional or amateur players.

All PYO musicians study and perform traditional orchestral repertoire with an emphasis on contemporary literature and works by American composers.  PYO received the prestigious 2000 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming of American Music on a Foreign Tour for its first international tour in Japan in June of 1999.  Commissioned works by local composers are routinely presented as part of its regular programming.  Please visit the PYO website at http://www.peninsulayouthorchestra.org for information about our concerts, auditions and the Peninsula Music Camp held each summer

Sara Salsbury, Peninsula Youth Orchestra co-founder, serves as General Manager for PYO and is also Director of the Preparatory Orchestras, the Peninsula Music Camp, and the Chamber Music program.   She has previously been part of the Instrumental Music Team for the Redwood City School District and a string specialist for the Mountain View CSMA, the Sunnyvale and Mountain View School Districts, Woodside Priory School, and the El Camino Youth Symphony.   She is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO), The League of American Orchestras, MENC, CMEA and ASTA/CODA. She also serves on the ACSO Board of Directors.  Sara was one of the 1994 recipients of the CAPA Arts Award (Council for the Arts of Palo Alto) for her dedication to music education and youth symphony work.  Sara grew up in Michigan where she attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen for many summers.  Sara received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music Degrees from DePauw University and her Master of Arts Degree in Music Education from Stanford University. Sara and her husband Phillip live in Palo Alto where they have raised four sons, all of whom were music majors in college.

June 23, 2012 – Peninsula Young Artists at the Cathedral Church of St. Canice’s

Peninsula Young Artists
Sara Salsbury, director
Saturday, June 23, 2012
8:00pm
Cathedral Church of St. Canice’s
The Close
Kilkenny, Ireland (map)

This concert is given in aid of local charities

Program scheduled to include…
Marche Militaire #1 — Franz Schubert
Soirees Musicales — Rossini / arr. Benjamin Britten
“Waltz” from Masquerade Suite — Aram Khachaturian
“Hoe-Down” from Rodeo — Aaron Copland
Tribute to Henry Mancini — arr. Calvin Custer
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest — Hans Zimmer
Battle Cry and Jig (newly commissioned work) — Ron Miller
Duke Ellington!
Lord of the Dance
…and more!

Founded in 1997, the Peninsula Youth Orchestra is based in Redwood City, CA, and is the only youth orchestra program serving San Mateo County. Over 400 young musicians are currently enrolled in PYO’s rigorous sequential orchestra education program that has been twice recognized by the California Arts Council.  PYO attributes its success to overwhelming support from its families and local music teachers, coupled with an artistic program conceived by its founding conductors, Mitchell Sardou Klein and Sara Salsbury, and implemented by its outstanding staff of professional musicians and educators.  Tonight we hear the Peninsula Young Artists, the advanced level preparatory orchestra, under the direction of Sara Salsbury.  The Peninsula Young Artists have performed in Carnegie Hall (2004), The Mozart 2006 Festival in Austria (2006), the Pre-Olympic Festival in China (2008), and the inaugural Los Angeles Orchestra Festival in Walt Disney Concert Hall (2010).

The Peninsula Youth Orchestra reflects and enhances the cultural diversity of its community by bringing together student musicians to rehearse and perform symphonic music in an educational setting.  PYO strives for high musical standards within a supportive environment that encourages enthusiasm, knowledge, and love of music.  PYO enriches the lives of its musicians as they progress through a challenging course of repertoire that prepares them with skills needed to enjoy and pursue music the rest of their lives, either as professional or amateur players.

All PYO musicians study and perform traditional orchestral repertoire with an emphasis on contemporary literature and works by American composers.  PYO received the prestigious 2000 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming of American Music on a Foreign Tour for its first international tour in Japan in June of 1999.  Commissioned works by local composers are routinely presented as part of its regular programming.  Please visit the PYO website at http://www.peninsulayouthorchestra.org for information about our concerts, auditions and the Peninsula Music Camp held each summer

Sara Salsbury, Peninsula Youth Orchestra co-founder, serves as General Manager for PYO and is also Director of the Preparatory Orchestras, the Peninsula Music Camp, and the Chamber Music program.   She has previously been part of the Instrumental Music Team for the Redwood City School District and a string specialist for the Mountain View CSMA, the Sunnyvale and Mountain View School Districts, Woodside Priory School, and the El Camino Youth Symphony.   She is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO), The League of American Orchestras, MENC, CMEA and ASTA/CODA. She also serves on the ACSO Board of Directors.  Sara was one of the 1994 recipients of the CAPA Arts Award (Council for the Arts of Palo Alto) for her dedication to music education and youth symphony work.  Sara grew up in Michigan where she attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen for many summers.  Sara received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music Degrees from DePauw University and her Master of Arts Degree in Music Education from Stanford University. Sara and her husband Phillip live in Palo Alto where they have raised four sons, all of whom were music majors in college.

June 21, 2012 – Peninsula Young Artists and Kerry Youth Orchestra at The Malton Hotel

Peninsula Young Artists
Sara Salsbury, director
Thursday, June 21, 2012
8:00pm
Muckross Suite of The Malton Hotel
Town Centre, Killarney
Co. Kerry, Ireland (map)

FREE ADMISSION
Donations accepted to support the Kerry Hospice

Program scheduled to include…
Marche Militaire #1 — Franz Schubert
Soirees Musicales — Rossini / arr. Benjamin Britten
“Waltz” from Masquerade Suite — Aram Khachaturian
“Hoe-Down” from Rodeo — Aaron Copland
Tribute to Henry Mancini — arr. Calvin Custer
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest — Hans Zimmer
Battle Cry and Jig (newly commissioned work) — Ron Miller
Duke Ellington!
Lord of the Dance
…and more!

Founded in 1997, the Peninsula Youth Orchestra is based in Redwood City, CA, and is the only youth orchestra program serving San Mateo County. Over 400 young musicians are currently enrolled in PYO’s rigorous sequential orchestra education program that has been twice recognized by the California Arts Council.  PYO attributes its success to overwhelming support from its families and local music teachers, coupled with an artistic program conceived by its founding conductors, Mitchell Sardou Klein and Sara Salsbury, and implemented by its outstanding staff of professional musicians and educators.  Tonight we hear the Peninsula Young Artists, the advanced level preparatory orchestra, under the direction of Sara Salsbury.  The Peninsula Young Artists have performed in Carnegie Hall (2004), The Mozart 2006 Festival in Austria (2006), the Pre-Olympic Festival in China (2008), and the inaugural Los Angeles Orchestra Festival in Walt Disney Concert Hall (2010).

The Peninsula Youth Orchestra reflects and enhances the cultural diversity of its community by bringing together student musicians to rehearse and perform symphonic music in an educational setting.  PYO strives for high musical standards within a supportive environment that encourages enthusiasm, knowledge, and love of music.  PYO enriches the lives of its musicians as they progress through a challenging course of repertoire that prepares them with skills needed to enjoy and pursue music the rest of their lives, either as professional or amateur players.

All PYO musicians study and perform traditional orchestral repertoire with an emphasis on contemporary literature and works by American composers.  PYO received the prestigious 2000 ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming of American Music on a Foreign Tour for its first international tour in Japan in June of 1999.  Commissioned works by local composers are routinely presented as part of its regular programming.  Please visit the PYO website at http://www.peninsulayouthorchestra.org for information about our concerts, auditions and the Peninsula Music Camp held each summer

Sara Salsbury, Peninsula Youth Orchestra co-founder, serves as General Manager for PYO and is also Director of the Preparatory Orchestras, the Peninsula Music Camp, and the Chamber Music program.   She has previously been part of the Instrumental Music Team for the Redwood City School District and a string specialist for the Mountain View CSMA, the Sunnyvale and Mountain View School Districts, Woodside Priory School, and the El Camino Youth Symphony.   She is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon, Association of California Symphony Orchestras (ACSO), The League of American Orchestras, MENC, CMEA and ASTA/CODA. She also serves on the ACSO Board of Directors.  Sara was one of the 1994 recipients of the CAPA Arts Award (Council for the Arts of Palo Alto) for her dedication to music education and youth symphony work.  Sara grew up in Michigan where she attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen for many summers.  Sara received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music Degrees from DePauw University and her Master of Arts Degree in Music Education from Stanford University. Sara and her husband Phillip live in Palo Alto where they have raised four sons, all of whom were music majors in college.

Central California Youth Symphony in London Regents Hall – April 10, 2012


Central California Youth Symphony
Sheldon Schlesinger, director
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
1:00pm Concert
Regents Hall
275 Oxford Street
London W1C 2DJ (map)

Free admission

Program scheduled to include
Highlights from West Side Story — Leonard Bernstein
Highlights from Porgy and Bess — George Gershwin
Pirates of the Caribbean — Klaus Badel
Selections from The Phantom of the Opera — Andrew Lloyd-Webber

About the artists…
The Central California Youth Symphony is set in the geographical state center of Fresno, California. The youth symphony was founded in 1998 after the Hoover High School tour to Italy. While many of the students do attend Hoover High in Fresno, several of the students who participate in the youth symphony now attend college in Fresno and are former students of Hoover High School. The youth symphony has performed several concerts in the Fresno area and plans to play an international tour every other year. This is the seventh international tour for the Central California Youth Symphony including tours to Austria and the Czech Republic (in 2000), China (in 2002), Spain and Portugal (in 2004), France and Belgium (in 2006), Italy (in 2008), and Austria and Germany (in 2010).

Sheldon Schlesinger grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Mills High School in Milbrae. As a member of the California Youth Symphony, from 1965 – 1969, he attended tours to Mexico, Australia, Switzerland, and Czechoslovakia (1971). He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and received his BA in music and history. He taught in Bakersfield from 1973 – 1978. He has taught music in Fresno since 1978 and has been orchestra director at Hoover High School in Fresno since 1983. Mr. Schlesinger plays double bass professionally with orchestras in Fresno and throughout Central California. Mr. Schlesinger is the assistant director at the Pacific Summer Music Institute at the Univer­sity of the Pacific in Stockton, California (1975 – 2000)

Mr. Schlesinger started the Central California Youth Symphony in April 1998 after the Hoover High School Orchestra tour to Italy. The goal is to give international musical travel experiences to students throughout Central California. This is the seventh international tour for the Central California Youth Symphony including tours to Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Spain and Portugal, France and Belgium, Italy, and Germany.
 

Central California Youth Symphony at the Brockagh Resource Centre – April 4, 2012

Central California Youth Symphony
Sheldon Schlesinger, director
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
7:00pm Concert
Brockagh Resource
Centre
Glendalough, Laragh
Co. Wicklow (map)

Free admission

Program scheduled to include
Highlights from West Side Story — Leonard Bernstein
Highlights from Porgy and Bess — George Gershwin
Pirates of the Caribbean — Klaus Badel
Selections from The Phantom of the Opera — Andrew Lloyd-Webber

About the artists…
The Central California Youth Symphony is set in the geographical state center of Fresno, California. The youth symphony was founded in 1998 after the Hoover High School tour to Italy. While many of the students do attend Hoover High in Fresno, several of the students who participate in the youth symphony now attend college in Fresno and are former students of Hoover High School. The youth symphony has performed several concerts in the Fresno area and plans to play an international tour every other year. This is the seventh international tour for the Central California Youth Symphony including tours to Austria and the Czech Republic (in 2000), China (in 2002), Spain and Portugal (in 2004), France and Belgium (in 2006), Italy (in 2008), and Austria and Germany (in 2010).

Sheldon Schlesinger grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended Mills High School in Milbrae. As a member of the California Youth Symphony, from 1965 – 1969, he attended tours to Mexico, Australia, Switzerland, and Czechoslovakia (1971). He attended the University of California, Santa Barbara and received his BA in music and history. He taught in Bakersfield from 1973 – 1978. He has taught music in Fresno since 1978 and has been orchestra director at Hoover High School in Fresno since 1983. Mr. Schlesinger plays double bass professionally with orchestras in Fresno and throughout Central California. Mr. Schlesinger is the assistant director at the Pacific Summer Music Institute at the Univer­sity of the Pacific in Stockton, California (1975 – 2000)

Mr. Schlesinger started the Central California Youth Symphony in April 1998 after the Hoover High School Orchestra tour to Italy. The goal is to give international musical travel experiences to students throughout Central California. This is the seventh international tour for the Central California Youth Symphony including tours to Austria, the Czech Republic, China, Spain and Portugal, France and Belgium, Italy, and Germany.