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Season Calendar

DATES TO REMEMBER WHAT IS IT? NOTES
September 10 Seating Auditions Almond Elementary School
September 11 First rehearsal of the season! 2:30-5:30 | Almond Elementary School
September 18 Photo Day | Graduating Senior Photos | City Photos Dress in concert attire!
September 25 (Change from Sept. 18) Bulk Mailing Day for Parents 2:30 PM | San Jose State University
September 25 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
October 2 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
October 9 Extended Rehearsal (until 6pm) San Jose State University, Music Bldg. (CHANGE)
October 16 (location change) Extended Rehearsal (until 6pm) San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
November 13 Season Opener Concert Flint Center, Cupertino
November 20 Season Opener Concert San Mateo PAC
November 27 NO Rehearsal Thanksgiving Weekend
December 3 Graduating Senior - Concerto Competition Almond Elementary School
December 4 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
December 11 Holiday Pops Concert San Mateo PAC
Dec. 18 - Jan. 1 No rehearsals - Happy Holidays!
January 8 Rehearsal resumes
January 29 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
February 5 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
March 5 Spring Concert San Mateo PAC
March 12 Spring Concerts Flint Center, Cupertino
March 19 Evening Rehearsal | 4:00 - 6:00 PM Canada College Theatre, Redwood City
April 8, 9, 15, 16 Violin 2 to Violin 1 Auditions Foothill College
April 16 No rehearsal Easter Sunday
April 23 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM Location: TBA
April 30 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM Location: TBA
May 7 Season Finale Concert San Mateo PAC
May 14 Season Finale Concert Flint Center, Cupertino
May 14 Graduating Senior Dinner Hong Fu Restaurant, Cupertino

REHEARSALS

Sunday rehearsals are held from 2:30 - 5:30 PM (be ready to tune at 2:25) at Almond Elementary School, 550 Almond Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022, unless otherwise indicated. Please refer to the newsletters provided throughout the season for further details.

WORKSHOPS

We will hold six (6) required workshops that will provide advanced training in orchestral performance and practice. Please note the different times and locations. The first half of sectionals are lead by principal players of the orchestra and the second half directed by professional coaches. Full orchestra resumes from 4:30 - 6:00 PM. 

What to bring to rehearsals & workshops:

  1. Your music. CYS will charge $25 to replace lost music.
  2. Music stand (important)
  3. A pencil (always have this ready)
  4. Extra reeds, strings, mutes, tuners, slide/valve oil, etc.

REHEARSAL HALL friendly reminders:

  • Please put your instrument cases to the sides of the room or on stage, neatly out of the walkway and not next to your chairs (even if you sit at the very back of the section). This also applies to winds & brass, take only what you need to your chair. 
  • Please clean-up after yourselves. Please also keep the washrooms tidy.
  • Let's help keep our rehearsal room clean by picking up little items off the floor (i.e. napkins, pencils, water bottles, etc), even if the item does not belong to you.
  • Eat your snacks, sip your drinks outside the rehearsal room and, please, do not make a mess outside.

2016-17 RECOMMENDED RECORDINGS BY MAESTRO E

DUKAS: Sorcerer's Apprentice (November)
Berlin Philharmonic with James Levine conducting

PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 (November)
David Oistrakh, violin, with the Moscow Philharmonic
PROKOFIEV VIOLIN CONCERTO RECORDING HERE

KNABLE: Symphony No. 2 "The Great Expanse" (November)
California Youth Symphony with Leo Eylar conducting - let's be the first orchestra to make the perfect recording of this piece!
PARTS & MIDI RECORDING HERE

RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances (November)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra with Vladimir Ashkenazy conducting (classic!!)

BERNSTEIN: West Side Story (December)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBoVhiXxsJU

RAVEL: Alborada del Gracioso (March)
Orchestra Symphonique de Montréal with Charles Dutoit conducting

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2 (March)
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano, with the Cleveland Orchestra

STRAVINSKY: Petrouchka (March)
London Philharmonic with Bernard Haitink conducting
PETROUCHKA RECORDING HERE

ENESCO: Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1 (May)
Royal Scottish Orchestra with Neeme Järvi conducting

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Audrey Jee
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Lisa Lau
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ADMINISTRATION

Orchestra Manager:
Carmina Eylar
Carmina@cys.org

Office Managers:
Mrs. Pang (Mgr.)
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Judy Chan (Asst. Mgr.)
Judy@cys.org

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Leo Eylar
Leo@cys.org

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