2020 Spring Concert Featuring Young Artist Competition Winners

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The Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Dvořák, Kodály, Krommer, Mendelssohn and Liszt

The San Jose Youth Symphony’s Philharmonic Orchestra, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Yair Samet, presents its 2020 Spring Concert to be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, 4 pm, at the California Theatre, 345 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

The concert opens with one of Dvořák’s lively and most popular works – a selection from his Slavonic Dances, and will conclude with Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. This concert will also feature winners from the 2019 Young Artists’ Competition, proudly sponsored by the San Jose Symphony Foundation. Outstanding young soloists, Luke Nam, clarinet, who will perform Krommer’s Clarinet Concerto No. 1; and Khushi Parikh, violin, who will perform Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor.

Luke Nam is a high school junior at Leland High School and has been playing clarinet since age 9. He has been with the San Jose Youth Symphony for several years, having also been part of the Chamber Orchestra.






Khushi Parikh, 16, is a junior at Archbishop Mitty High School.  She has studied violin since age 4, currently studying with Debra Fong. Khushi has been member of the San Jose Youth Symphony for four years.






The San Jose Youth Symphony (SJYS) is one of the oldest and finest youth orchestras on the West Coast of the U.S. Founded over six decades ago as part of the former San Jose Symphony, SJYS has a rich tradition of musical performance and education.

The musicians of SJYS, all school-age youth, are chosen from more than 650 applicants through our annual auditions. The SJYS comprises 12 distinct performing ensembles: two full orchestras, a Chamber orchestra, two flute choirs, two string ensembles, as well as winds, harp, saxophone, percussion and jazz ensembles