Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

Event Details:

Location: Valley Center for Performing Arts, Holy Names University

Date: Sunday, May 17, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm


Preston Nowakowski
(2014-15 Young Composer Competition Winner)

David Popper (orch. by Max Schlegel)
Hungarian Rhapsody, Op.68

Alex Hunn, cello
(2014-15 Concerto Competition 1st Prize Winner)

Josef Suk
Scherzo fantastique, op.25

Johannes Brahms
Symphony No.1, op.68, C minor

Omid Zoufonoun


Alex Hunn


Preston Nowakowski


Closing out the 2014/15 season, the students of the Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra perform one of Brahms’ most important works. The concert opens with the winner of a composers’ competition who will write for the brass and percussion students in the orchestra.

Audio and video clips:

Suk - Scherzo Fantastique

Sir Charles Mackerras conducts the Czech Philarmonic Orchestra in this rarely performed masterpiece by Suk. The work has much lyricism, but as the title suggest, rhythmic play is at the heart of this work.

Brahms - Symphony No.1 in C Minor

Mariss Jansons leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in a live performance of Brahms' monumental First Symphony.

1. Un poco sostenuto - Allegro:

2. Andante sostenuto:

3. Un poco allegretto e grazioso:

4. Adagio - più andante - Allegro no troppo, ma con brio:

General Admission FREE