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SAT SEPT 24, 2022 | 7:00pm

UCLA's Royce Hall


Brian Raphael NABORS

Onward (10 mins)



Violin Concerto, Op. 80 (30 minutes)


– intermission –



Symphony No. 1 (about 1 hour)


American Youth Symphony

Carlos Izcaray, Conductor

John Fawcett, violin

Join AYS at UCLA’s Royce Hall for the first concert of the 2022/23 season as the orchestra explores the journey of life through Nabors’ Onward. This piece takes the listener through moments of discovery, innovation, and change that launches the audiences to the future through soundscapes produced by the orchestra.



American Youth Symphony’s 2022 Concerto Competition Winner, John Fawcett, will bring us Samuel Coleridge Taylor’s Violin Concerto. The three-movement concerto was published in 1912 and dedicated to Maud Powell, one of the first American women to gain recognition as a violin soloist: doing so even before women had the right to vote. The piece brings us original folk-inspired melodies and complex shifting harmonies. The concert will conclude with Mahler’s classic Symphony No. 1 – the Titan, a very demanding piece for the orchestra.


Lobby doors will open 30 minutes before the concert at 6:30pm and the concert will include an intermission after the violin concerto.

COVID-19 Requirements & Recommendations

AYS is following guidelines from public health agencies and with our performance venues with regard to vaccination status and other precautions. Per UCLA’s Royce Hall, it is strongly recommended that all guests wear masks indoors. Royce Hall strongly recommends that all guests be fully vaccinated or receive a negative COVID-19 test prior to attending any event. 

Go to our Royce Hall Know Before You Go page  to read more about entrance requirements, directions, and parking information.

Ticketing Information

AYS tickets are “Pay What You Can” and will go on sale on August 31, 2022 at 9 am.


AYS is dedicated to providing access for all to extraordinary orchestral concerts. Please consider giving $15 per ticket, or whatever value you place on AYS concerts. Those that are financially able to make contributions provide for those that are unable.