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Young People’s Symphony Orchestra
Presented by World Projects
Founded in 1936 in Berkeley, California, Young People’s Symphony Orchestra (YPSO) is the oldest independent youth orchestra in California, and the second oldest in the nation. For nearly 80 years – and counting – YPSO has developed the musical talents and skills of students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Today, many YPSO alumni are distinguished musicians and prominent community members.
The 90-member orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor David Ramadanoff, has achieved wide recognition as an outstanding youth ensemble performing challenging symphonic repertoire. Mr. Ramadanoff has led YPSO performances on tours of China (2006), Australia/New Zealand (2008), Alaska (2010) Central Europe (2012), and, most recently New York City and Boston. The orchestra’s 2018 tour of the Pacific Northwest includes performances in Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver.
The YPSO is pleased to welcome special guests, Vancouver’s Magee Secondary School Orchestra, to begin the concert.