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Glendale Youth Orchestra Presents ‘An American in Paris’

The Glendale Youth Orchestra under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Henry Shin will be performing a concert titled “An American in Paris,” featuring works inspired by the theater, ballet and opera on Sunday, May 21.
Works to be performed 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 GYO will also be featuring two of their recent winners of the annual concerto competition. Violinist Madeline Son of La Cañada Flintridge will be performing Lalo’s “Symphonie Espagnole,” which helped make Spanish themes in music popular.
Associate Concertmaster Valerie Chen 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 also supported by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.
The GYO is funded by the California Arts Council through the Creative Youth Development Grant.
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 alextheatre.org.

First published in the April 29 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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