Location:TreePeople Headquarters, Coldwater Canyon Park
Anna Kouchnerov, Violin · Jessi Livermore, Violin Anna Vosbigian, Viola · Alex Thompson-Sánchez, Cello
Programmed by Anna Vosbigian, the 2019 American Youth Symphony "Musician Citizen" Fellow, the quartet will perform a selection of string quartets, duets, and trios, written by female composers throughout history. The program includes -- Amy Beach: Quartet for Strings; Rebecca Clarke: Comodo et amabile, Poem, Lullabyand Grotesque for viola& cello; Kaija Saariaho: Cloud Trio for violin, viola and cello; and Julia Wolfe: Early that Summer, Dig Deep, and Four Marys.
Inspired by a program Yo-Yo Ma developed at the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, the Musician Citizen Fellowship of AYS teaches leadership in the use of classical music to transform lives and build community. The aim is to bridge the gap between high art and community art, and in the words of Yo-Yo Ma “transcend technique in order to seek out the truths in our world in a way that gives meaning and sustenance to individuals and communities.”
Heralded as “the finest youth symphony on earth,” by KUSC’s Jim Svejda, the American Youth Symphony has been inspiring the future of classical music for over 50 years. AYS presents exceptional, innovative concerts based on a landmark Fellowship program for young professional musicians in high school through doctoral music programs.