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CYS 60th Alumni Reunion Event Has Changed

California Youth Symphony

Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)

Cupertino, CA

CYS 60th Alumni Reunion Event Has Changed

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Dear CYS Alumni and Friends,


We'd like to let you know about a change of plans for our upcoming 60th anniversary alumni reunion.  It turns out that there aren’t enough alumni musicians who would be able to participate in a concert on May 19 to fill out a full symphony orchestra.  Fortunately Leo has come with an exciting alternative -  we are inviting the alumni musicians who’ve indicated they’d like to play to join with the current CYS Orchestra on stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino on Sunday afternoon, May 20 at 2:30pm.  The combined piece that current and former CYSers will collaborate on will be Tchaikovsky's “Romeo and Juliet Overture” (and perhaps a special encore).  It should be terrific fun for orchestra and audience alike.  Also, rather than have the alumni dinner on Saturday evening as originally planned, we'll hold an alumni reception at Flint following the concert on Sunday, and then later we’ll have an optional dinner at a nearby restaurant. 


Since this is a late change, we won't be charging alumni for either of the events, for the concert - whether they choose to play or just enjoy from the audience - or for the reception.  The dinner will be a Japanese style buffet that folks can choose to attend or not, and then just pay individually at that time.  Keep an eye on our website for additional details   www.cys.org.


Please join us on Sunday, May 20th as we celebrate 60 years of music making together - alumni and current members - on the Flint stage.  We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there.  


Jim Hogan and Leo Eylar


P.S.  Please email us at californiayouthsymphony@gmail.com if you would like to join us on stage, tell us what intstrument you'll be playing and where to send the music.  


 

 

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Flint Center (De Anza College)
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. at Stelling Rd.
Cupertino, CA

Sunday, May 20, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM (PDT)


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California Youth Symphony

This season (2011-2012), the California Youth Symphony celebrates its 60th anniversary. Since its founding in early 1952, CYS has grown from a single orchestra to eight ensembles involving nearly 500 young musicians from over 100 Bay Area schools. The organization has earned a worldwide reputation for excellence and innovation, including being the first youth orchestra ever to tour overseas (Japan 1963). Over the years CYS has had only three music directors -- Aaron Sten, our founder; Lauren Jakey; and Leo Eylar, our current director who is celebrating 21 years with CYS!

The mission of the California Youth Symphony is to provide talented young musicians of high school age and younger with the finest musical experience.

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Dear Reunion Participants,

 

We've had to make a change in our Reunion plans.  We haven’t had enough alumni sign up to perform on May 19 to put together an actual orchestra, so Leo has come up with what we feel is an exciting alternative.  We are inviting the alumni musicians to join with the current CYS Orchestra on stage at the Flint Center in Cupertino on Sunday afternoon, May 20.  The combined piece will be Tchaikovsky's “Romeo and Juliet Overture”, plus an encore of “Stars and Stripes”.  Rather than have the dinner on Saturday, we'll hold an alumni reception at Flint following the concert on Sunday, and then later we’ll have an optional dinner at Tatami, a nearby restaurant (10123 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino).

 

Since this is a late change, we won't be charging alumni for any of the events, for the concert - whether they choose to play or just enjoy from the audience - or for the reception.  The dinner will be a Japanese style buffet that folks can choose to attend or not, and then just pay individually at that time. 

 

You will receive a full refund for the amount that you’ve paid for the May 19 event.  Just so you know, the refund can take up to 3-5 business days to appear in your bank account, depending on your bank.


We’re very sorry that we've had to change our plans at this point, but under the circumstances, we are sure we will still have a great event that'll be fun for everyone.  For those of you who have indicated that you will be playing, we will be sending the music to you shortly, along with complimentary concert tickets for your friends and family.

Please join us on Sunday, May 20th as we celebrate 60 years of music making together - alumni and current members - on the Flint stage.  Rehearsal begins at noon; concert start time at 2:30pm.  

 

We can’t wait to see you all!


Leo Eylar and Jim Hogan

P.S. If you've previously signed up to play, please confirm that you will be participating in the Sunday, May 20 concert by email to californiayouthsymphony@gmail.com

If you have not yet signed up, but would still like to participate, please contact us at californiayouthsymphony@gmail.com and let us know what instrument and where we should send music!

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