south coast symphony young stars of the future OR

south coast symphony young stars of the future OR

south coast symphony young stars of the future

With Wunderlist on the lookout for tomorrow's stars, the south coast symphony's Young Stars program is producing young cellists and string players who are making waves across the world.


MISSION STATEMENTFounded in 1996, The South Coast Symphony, The Unstuffy Symphony, is a resident orchestra for South Orange County. The 70 member Symphony services South Orange County’s fifteen diverse communities with a professional, accessible and affordable symphonic musical experience. The Symphony’s eclectic programming is designed to entertain and educate while also attracting a whole new generation of patrons. The Symphony performs a wide variety of orchestral literature from the Classics and Opera to Light Classics, Broadway and Pops. The Symphony’s educational outreach programs, Koncerts for Kids and Young STARS of the Future are an integral part of our mission to provide cultural opportunities and experiences for our youth.Each season, for the past twenty years, the Symphony’s educational outreach program, Koncerts for Kids, performs for over 3,000 fourth grade students and their teachers from throughout central and south Orange County. To date the Symphony has performed for over 43,000 students.

YOUNG STARS of the FUTUREThe Premiere county-wide Performance Competition & ConcertThe goal of the Young STARS of the Future Competition and Concert is to foster new, young talent residing or studying in Orange County, California. Winners of the Young STARS of the Future auditions are selected by a Jury of distinguished musicians. The criteria are exceptional talent, virtuosity, artistic individuality, projection as a performer, and promise. The musicians compete against a standard of excellence-not each other. Each winner receives a $1000 Scholarship and a performance with the Symphony. Auditions are open for all Orchestral Instruments as well as Piano, Harp, Voice and Conducting. The three categories include Classical, Jazz, and Musical Theatre. To date the Symphony has awarded over $55,000 in scholarships! Past winners are now performing on Broadway and in national Touring Companies. Winners in our Classical division are performing in concert halls throughout the country. (Source: www.guidestar.org)


The winners of the South Coast Symphony’s “Young Stars of the Future” competition—open to instrumentalists aged 12–20 and vocalists aged 16–23—join the 70-piece orchestra for an evening with one of Mahler’s characteristically adventurous works. Symphony no. 4 starts with a delicate tincture of sleigh bells and flute that delicately infuses the entire first movement. From this quietly cheerful opening, the piece moves on to aural depictions of life and death, on earth and in heaven. The violins in the second-movement scherzo play the part of a macabre dancing Death, and the third movement takes the pace of a solemn processional. In the fourth movement, a soprano paints a child’s vision of heaven to celestially sweet accompaniment, singing of bountiful gardens, a feast prepared by saints, and carte blanche to put one’s elbows on the table.



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