Friday, January 13, 2023 7:00 PM Center Theater 340 N Escondido Blvd, Escondido, CA
PROGRAM G. Mahler Symphony No.5
PLAYS welcomes graduate and post-graduate level college players ages 18 to 32. Each student receives a small stipend. Led by PLA's Artistic Director Alexandra Keegan, this orchestra brings young musicians from all Southern California together and prepares them for careers in major symphonies. Twelve experienced professional musicians, who are the PLAYS mentors, will be rehearsing and performing side-by-side with young professionals.
"This Youth Symphony is a wonderful addition to our opera company. It will provide young players with professional experience, much needed financial support, and new connections. Escondido audiences will have a chance to enjoy the "Scheherazade", a unique masterpiece by N. Rimski-Korsakov, that was never performed in Escondido before." said Alexandra Keegan, the Artistic Director and conductor of PLA.
Mayor Paul McNamara said, “This is one of the best Christmas presents I’ve ever received, and it’s not just me but the entire community. What a great addition to our city! One always wonders if their community has a future star in some area. But you'll never know if they don’t have the opportunity to develop. PLA’s initiative will help us discover and train those future stars. I can’t wait for February 18th".
The artistic mission of the Pacific Lyric Association Youth Orchestra (PLAYS) is to present classical music in its original and traditional form, yet deliver it in an innovative manner that is appealing and entertaining to new-comers and young audiences.