2022/23 Season

Relive the magic of live music with American Youth Symphony


Saturday, SEPT 24, 2022
7:00 PM
UCLA’s Royce Hall

Return to UCLA’s Royce Hall for American Youth Symphony’s first concert of the 2022/2023 season! Led by Music Director, Carlos Izcaray.


AYS will welcome you back with Brian Nabor’s Onward, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto performed by AYS Concerto Competition winner, John Fawcett, and Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.


Carlos Izcaray, Conductor

John Fawcett, Violin


Saturday, NOV 5, 2022
4:00 PM Concert
UCLA’s Royce Hall

You’ll believe a man can fly as Superman in Concert arrives in concert halls around the world, accompanied by the power of a full symphony orchestra performing John Williams’ triumphant original score live to picture!  

Directed by Richard Donner, and showcasing a young Christopher Reeve in a breakout performance that would make him an international superstar, Superman relays the hero’s inspiring origins, from his narrow escape as an infant from the doomed planet Krypton, to his formative years on a farm in Smallville, Kansas, and finally to his arrival in Metropolis, where he leads dual lives as mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent and as the mythic Man of Steel.  Don’t miss this exciting chance to experience the film that started it all in a way you’ve never seen it before!

AYS members receive free tickets

 $18 for general admission

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Carlos Izcaray, Conductor

John Williams, Composer

With AYS & National Children's Chorus

Saturday, FEB 25, 2023
2:00 PM
Walt Disney Concert Hall

We return to LA Phil’s Sounds About Town Series in collaboration with the National Children’s Chorus (NCC) for a performance of Benjamin Britten’s monumental War Requiem.

Carlos Izcaray, AYS Conductor

Luke McEndarfer, NCC Conductor


Sunday, APR 23, 2023
 4:00 PM Concert
6:00 PM Member Post-Concert Reception


UCLA’s Royce Hall 

Celebrate AYS’ 58th year with this fabulous concert! 


Opening the concert is Samuel Barber’s Overture to The School for Scandal followed by Esa-Pekka Salonen’s LA Variations and Richard Strauss’ Salome’s Dance of the Seven Veils. The program concludes with Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben


Carlos Izcaray, Conductor

Photography Credits:

Header Image (from R to L): Alexander Mansour, Alexander Tu, Sierra Schmeltzer, Jeremy Davis, Sarah Bunch, Anne Ranzani, Moses Aubrey, photo by: Sea Sloat.

Opening Night Image: John Fawcett, photo by Elle Logan

Hollywood Project Concert Image: SUPERMAN and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics. © 2022 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Sounds About Town Image: Walt Disney Concert Hall, provided by the Los Angeles Philharmonic

58th Annual Gala Image: Michael Ljungh, photo by Sea Sloat.