Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival (BAYOF) Hope Concert 2013

Young People's Symphony Orchestra

Young People's Symphony Orchestra Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival (BAYOF) Hope Concert 2013

The fourth Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival (BAYOF) Hope Concert at the new Green Music Center’s Weill Hall on the campus of Sonoma State University will feature 400 young musicians—ages 12 to 21— and five conductors from five Bay Area youth orchestras who will come together and use their musical talents to benefit homeless and underserved youth in an event hosted by KDFC Radio Morning Host Hoyt Smith.

The five Bay Area youth orchestras that will play at the concert include the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, Oakland Youth Orchestra, Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, and Young People's Symphony Orchestra of Berkeley. Each orchestra will take the stage of Weill Recital and play approximately 15 minutes of music. For the encore, 118 selected (all-star) members of the five orchestras will play together as the Festival Orchestra under the direction of Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra Conductor, Dr. Richard Loheyde. The music will include works by Sibelius, Barber, Copland, Borodin, Theofinidis, and Mahler.

In its three years, the event has raised $65,000 for Bay Area homeless and under-served youth.

Again this year, the concert will benefit charitable organizations that serve homeless youth throughout the Bay Area, including Homeward Bound of Marin, Covenant House California of Oakland, Students Rising Above of San Francisco, Committee on the Shelterless, and YEAH! of Berkeley. Homeless youth and representatives from each charitable organization will be in attendance at the concert. The proceeds from the concert will be equally divided among all the beneficiary organizations.

The complete program of music includes: Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2, Fourth Movement, Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, Ann Krinitsky, conductor; Samuel Barber’s The School for Scandal, Oakland Youth Orchestra, John Kendall Bailey, conductor; Aaron Copland’s El Salón México, San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra, Donato Cabrera, conductor; Alexander Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra, Richard Loheyde, conductor; Christopher Theofinidis’ Rainbow Body, Young People’s Symphony Orchestra of Berkeley, David Ramadanoff, conductor; and Gutav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, Fourth Movement, Festival Orchestra, Richard Loheyde, conductor.

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Jean Sibelius

Symphony No. 2, Fourth Movement

Samuel Barber

The School for Scandal

Aaron Copland

El Salón México

Alexander Borodin

Polovtsian Dances

Christopher Theofinidis

Rainbow Body


Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra

Ann Krinitsky, Conductor

Oakland Youth Orchestra

John Kendall Bailey, Conductor

Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra

Richard Loheyde, Conductor

Young People's Symphony Orchestra

David Ramadanoff, Conductor

Festival Orchestra

Richard Loheyde, Conductor

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January 15, 2013

Sonoma’s Weill Hall will host some 400 young musicians at the Bay Area Youth Orchestra Festival designed to showcase their talent while helping a youth charity.

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