YMF Musical Encounters Chamber Music Series, featuring Splntrd Wood Cello Trio – YMF Alumni Pierre Derycz, Ian Gottlieb, and Matthew Park, with guest artist Daniel Lim – and Samba de Duas & Guests featuring musicians from YMF’s Teaching Artist Program – Caroline Campos, violin; Aline Sardão, guitar; Theo Popov, theremin; Clarice Cast, percussion; and Marta Olson, voice.
YMF has historically been at the forefront of providing educational opportunities to youth, regardless of economic or geographical circumstances. In 1975 they instituted the Musical Encounters outreach program, which brings high-caliber classical music performances to elementary schools throughout Los Angeles. This program changed and grew over the years, adding instrumental, vocal and general music instruction, as well as outreach middle and high school students, leading to what is now their Teaching Artist Program.
Now in their 63rd year, YMF continues to explore and identify opportunities to impact the future. The road ahead for YMF looks as bright, exciting and adventurous as it must have for Sylvia Kunin, Gregor Piatigorsky, Elmer Bernstein, Jascha Heifetz and all the cultural icons whose memory they have the privilege of embodying.