May 7: Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, Yuga Cohler, conductor

May 7: Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, Yuga Cohler, conductor

Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, Yuga Cohler, conductor, performs Ravel: Introduction and Allegro for Harp, Flute, Clarinet, and String Quartet, Takemitsu: Rain Coming, and Schubert: Symphony No.8 in B minor, “Unfinished.”

Since YMF’s founding in 1955 by pianist Sylvia Kunin, the foundation has provided one-of-a-kind opportunities for pre-professional young musicians to hone their skills, continually growing to meet the changing needs of Los Angeles’ young musicians.  In the past two decades, YMF has diversified its focus to provide musical opportunities for children who otherwise may have no access to musical experiences, creating access to potentially life-changing classical musical music performances.  A key component of our innovative service model is its interconnected programs that allow for long-term involvement that meets musicians’ changing needs over several years.  At whatever entry point that musicians ages 4 – 25 come to YMF, they receive mentoring and guidance to build their interest and confidence in studying and performing classical music.

The Debut Orchestra is one of the oldest pre-professional training orchestras in the country. Comprised of approximately 70 talented musicians ages 15-25 from across the Los Angeles area, the orchestra hones the skills of students who are on the cusp of professional careers. Musicians are selected each year through blind auditions adjudicated by eminent Los Angeles-based musicians, and alumni of the orchestra perform today in virtually every major symphony orchestra in the country.

Sunday at 6pm
Bing Theater | Free, no reservations required
Live Stream | At concert time only

KUSC Podcast
Download | Available for one week after the live performance