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Rotary sponsors global, young musicians

REGION — Now in its 10th year, a partnership program between the San Diego Youth Symphony and Rotary District 5340’s International Youth Exchange, will bring students from Ireland, Italy, Germany, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland and the UK for a two-week summer program.

The program brings together international conservatory musicians with SDYS musicians and Music Director Jeff Edmons for an intensive orchestral and chamber music performances from July 14 to July 30. This summer’s performances include a Twilight in the Park concert at Spreckels Organ Pavilion, an intimate Chamber Music Recital at the Mingei International Museum, a Classical Concert at California Center for the Arts in Escondido and a sunset performance at the La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest Concert at Ellen Scripps Park in La Jolla. SDYS also welcomes the public to observe the students’ rehearsals in Casa del Prado in Balboa Park. For tickets and information, visit

From 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. July 14 to July 18 and July 21 to July 25, free rehearsals will be at Casa del Prado Room 101, Balboa Park. Rehearsal times are subject to change.

On July 22 at 6:15 p.m., the group will perform a free Twilight in the Park concert at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.

At 7 p.m., July 24, they will play a free Chamber Music Recital at the Mingei International Museum, Balboa Park, featuring chamber music pieces by both small winds and strings groups. Come early to browse the museum’s current exhibitions.

July 26 at 7 p.m. will be a Classical Concert at the California Center for the Arts, 340 North Escondido Blvd., Escondido. It will be an orchestral performance of Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, De Falla’s Ritual Fire Dance and another major symphonic work.

Tickets are $25 on sale at or call (619) 233-3232, ext.115.

July 30 at 7:30 p.m., the group will be part of the free La Jolla Music Society’s SummerFest at Ellen Scripps Park, La Jolla. Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of music under the stars.