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Philharmonic Orchestra Season Opener Concert
San Jose, California
Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 4:00 PM
Conductor: Yair Samet
The San Jose Youth Symphony’s Philharmonic Orchestra, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Yair Samet, presents its 2017-2018 Season Opener.

The program will open with the ever-popular Karelia Overture by Sibelius and conclude with Stravinsky’s Divertimento from The Fairy’s Kiss. This concert will also showcase several winners from the 2017 Young Artists’ Competition, proudly sponsored by the San Jose Symphony Foundation. Outstanding young soloist, Emma Tucker will be performing Mozart’s Concerto for Oboe in C Major; David Choi will be performing Weber’s Concertino for Clarinet in E-flat Major; and Bryan Sun will be the violin soloist on Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Minor by Vieuxtemps.

The San Jose Youth Symphony (SJYS) is one of the oldest and finest youth orchestras on the West Coast of the U.S. Founded six decades ago as part of the former San Jose Symphony, SJYS has a rich tradition of musical performance and education. The Philharmonic Orchestra is the premiere ensemble of SJYS, led by Music Director and Conductor Yair Samet, former Associate Conductor of the San Jose Symphony Orchestra.
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