June 20-29, 2013 – California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra performs in China and Korea

California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
Los Altos, California
Byung Woo Kim, conductor

Sunday, June 23, 2013
Great Wall of China
Ju Yong Pass

Monday, June 24, 2013
Joint performance with the China Youth Symphony Orchestra at Central Conservatory of Music
Music School of the Central Conservatory of Music

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Joint performance with Myung Sung Youth Orchestra
Jangchun Art Hall

To Be Selected From:
Barber | Adagio for Strings
Schubert | “Death and the Maiden” for String Orchestra, 1st Movement
Tchaikovsky | Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48


About the Artists…

Established in 2007, the California Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (CYPO) imbues youth with the highest quality music education along with a sense of social awareness and civic engagement. At our current membership of 120, our musicians range in age from grade four through college, and are divided into two separate ensembles: Associate and Senior. As a non-profit organization, CPYO has a unique mission to use the talents of young people to benefit the community.

In our second season, we toured New York City and performed at Carnegie Hall, while also organizing a special benefit concert for PSALT and IMPACT, two organizations that support starving children in North Korea. We have had the honor of working with acclaimed artist Melvin Chen and also participating in events such as the 2010 Los Angeles International Music Festival. While our work has benefitted the Virginia Tech Peace Scholarship and raised $85,000 in earth-quake relief for children in Sichuan, China, we also perform locally for neighbors such as the Rincon Garden Center for elderly in our immediate community. During August of every year, our young musicians participate in an intensive training camp at Walden West.

Now in our fifth season, CPYO continues to be dedicated to developing students’ natural gifts and appreciation for music while providing positive opportunities that will enrich their lives.

Byung-Woo Kim, conductor
Byung-Woo Kim is founder and Music Director of CPYO. He is currently a faculty member at West Valley College Music Department. His previous posts include Conductor of the San Jose Youth Symphony Concert Orchestra for the 2004-2007 seasons, Concertmaster of the San Jose Symphony for eight years and Concertmaster of the Julliard Symphony. Mr. Kim has served on the faculties of the San Francisco International Summer Music Festival as Violin Professor and Conductor of the Festival Orchestra, the National Music Camp of Interlocken under the All-State Program and Summer Music Monterey, and Santa Clara University as a violin professor. Since 1997, he has participated as a judge for the Irving M. Klein International Spring Competition.

As a soloist, Mr. Kim performed with the San Jose Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, the San Jose Symphony, and the Master Sinfonia Chamber Orchestra, among others. As a violinist he has concertized extensively throughout the country with numerous professional orchestras and performed chamber music including the complete Beethoven Sonata Series for the Beethoven Center at San Jose State University. Mr. Kim holds Master of Music degrees from both the Julliard School of Music and the University of Michigan. He continued to further studies in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at the University of Southern California. He has participated in the Farberman’s Conductor’s Institute in New York and the International Academy of Advanced Conducting with Dr. Lenoid Korchmar.

June 8, 2013–Covenant Christian High School Chamber Chorus performs in San Francisco

Covenant Christian High School Chamber Chorus
Indianapolis, IN
Daniel C. Blosser, director

Saturday, June 8, 2013
Union Square Park
San Francisco, CA 94108 (map)


Barnum | Adoramus Te, Christe
Spencer | At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners
Grotenhuis | Blessed Be the Name of the Lord
Stroope | The Conversion of Saul
Lange | Esto les Digo
Leavitt | Festival Sanctus
Stroope | I Am Not Yours
Mattson | I’ll Be Seeing You
Ames | Let Everything That Hath Breath
Whitacre | Lux Aurumque
Aguiar | Salmo 150
Byrd | Sing Joyfully

About the Artists…

The Covenant Christian High School Chamber Chorus is one of the finest high school choral ensembles in city of Indianapolis. Comprised of twenty-nine students, this choir specializes in performing advanced choral compositions ranging from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and also frequently performs literature from jazz and musical theater. The choir has been a consistent performer at competitions through the Indiana State School Music Association, and has given high quality performances in regional festivals and concerts.

Daniel C. Blosser, director
Daniel C. Blosser is an active singer, conductor, and educator in Indiana and throughout the Midwest. He is in his fourth year as the Director of Choirs and Bands at Covenant Christian High School. Outside of Covenant, he serves on the voice faculty of the University of Indianapolis and the conducting faculty of Butler University. Mr. Blosser received his Masters of Music in choral conducting from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and received his Bachelors of Music Education from the University of Indianapolis.


April 12, 2013 – Farmington High School Scorpion Sound Regiment Performs in San Francisco

Farmington High School Scorpion Sound Regiment
Chris Argotsinger, director

Concert Band
Friday, April 12, 2013
12:00 PM
Union Square Park
San Francisco, CA 94108 (map)

Jazz Band
Friday, April 12, 2013
3:00 PM
Pier 39
2 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA 94103 (map)

Program – to be chosen from the following:

Armed Forces Medley
America the Beautiful
The Maelstrom
March of the Belgian Paratroopers
Ye Banks and Braes O’Bonnie Doon
O Fair New Mexico
Legacy March
Music from The Lion King
Star Chaser


About the Artists…

The Scorpion Sound Regiment of Farmington High School (FHS) in New Mexico boasts award-winning concert, marching and jazz bands.  The groups consistently receive high marks from judges at festivals they attend.  The high school band has grown from 40 to 60 students in the past five years under the direction of Chris Argotsinger.  During Mr. Argotsinger’s tenure with the bands, student members of the FHS band have been selected as members of the New Mexico All-State Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Concert Orchestra and Jazz Band.  The band’s motto, Dignity, Honor, Pride, is practiced by all members of the band in rehearsals and in everyday life.

Chris Argotsinger, director
Mr. Argotsinger graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music Education degree.  He had the honor of directing the UNC Pride of the Rockies Marching Band for two years as one of Drum Majors and performed with the UNC Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, and Jazz Lab II Band. After graduating from UNC, Mr. Argotsinger started his teaching career in Colorado Springs, CO then moved to Farmington in 2008.  Mr. Argotsinger is now in his fifth year sharing his passion of music with over 130 students at his two schools, Tibbetts Middle School and Farmington High School. Mr. Argotsinger currently lives with his wife, Laura, in Aztec, NM and is enjoying having her on board at FHS as the new choir and guitar teacher.