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Pops Concert Closes Young People’s Symphony Orchestra Season

Thursday June 04, 2009 - 07:03:00 AM

Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, founded in Berkeley in 1935, the oldest youth orchestra in California and second-oldest in the nation, will present its last show of the season (conductor David Ramadanoff’s 20th) this Sunday at 7 p. m. with a Pops Concert, music by Berlioz, Hindemith/von Weber, Prokofiev, Gershwin, John Williams, LeRoy Anderson and John Philip Sousa.  

The orchestra will say goodbye to 33 graduating high school seniors from around the Bay Area, including, from Berkeley: Scott Johnson (cello), Emily Lim (Violin), Dylan Mattingly (cello), Jasin Purat (violin), Eli Wirtschafter (violin); Albany: Elizabeth Pickrel (viola); El Cerrito: Gabriella Smith (violin); Richmond: Alexander Bailey (flute); San Pablo: Mayumi Pierce (violin); Piedmont: Joyce Park (cello); Oakland: Brenda Cheatham (viola), Abby Green (flute), Kin Lam (violin), Kathryn Lesko (French horn), Cara Spangler (violin), Eve Tyler (clarinet); Alameda: Michael McAlister (cello).  

Greek Orthodox Church of the Ascension, 4700 Lincoln Ave. Oakland. Tickets: $12-15. 849-9776;