SDYS to Broadcast Four Hours During Popular Gala Concert Series

San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) announces a relationship with XLNC1 Radio, 104.9FM of Chula Vista. The radio station will broadcast four past SDYS concerts, with messaging about upcoming concerts between October 2014 and May 2015.

“We are proud to partner with XLNC1, the voice of classical music in San Diego, to bring live SDYS concerts to their audience. SDYS is excited to begin this special relationship with San Diego’s premiere classical radio station, enabling us to feature a variety of performances from our Artist and Ovation Series Concerts. We look forward to bringing our music directly from the concert stage and sharing it with listeners throughout the greater San Diego community and beyond on XLNC1,” says SDYS Music Director Jeff Edmons.

XLNC1 airs the Gala Concert Series from 7:00pm to 8:00pm every Monday through Friday. Concerts from recent SDYS seasons will air as part of this series on Thursdays two or three weeks before major 2014-15 concerts. This introduces the San Diego classical music community to the San Diego Youth Symphony and will invite them to attend upcoming concerts.

“XLNC1 is excited to showcase the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory on our Gala Concert Series. We would like our local and international listeners to realize that for 69 years, San Diego has been the home of one of the finest educational institutions for young musicians in the country. We hope once our audience hears the unparalleled musicianship of the SDYS students, they will be inspired to become lifelong supporters of arts education in their area, ” says Daniel Rumley, Production Manager, XLNC1 Radio.

The first concert will air on October 23rd, prior to the 19th Celebration of Music Education Concerts on November 9th at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido. The second airing will be on January 15th prior to the Winter Concerts scheduled for February 1st at Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall.

The third broadcast is set for April 9, in advance of SDYS’ annual fundraising event, Encore! on May 2 which raises over $100,000 annually for the SDYS Scholarship Fund. The final concert will air May 22, leading up to the season finale Spring Concerts on June 6 and 7, also at Copley Symphony Hall.

About XLNC1

XLNC1 is a public station broadcasting locally on 104.9FM and streaming live around the world on the internet. XLNC1 was founded with the mission to make the world’s greatest music accessible to everyone. As the only station broadcasting uninterrupted beautiful music to the San Diego / Baja California region, XLNC1 has been developing a steady following of listeners since it first began streaming on the internet in 1998. The station was a weekly dedicated audience of over 75,000 local listeners and 150,000 per month listening via the internet from 169 countries around the world. More information at www.xlnc1.org

About San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory

The San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) is the 6th oldest continuously operating youth symphony in the United States, and serves over 600 students annually in eleven ensembles from its home in Balboa Park. Skill levels range from beginner to pre-professional, with participating students ages 8 to 25. Concerts are performed throughout the region including at world-class venues such as Copley Symphony Hall, Jacobs Music Center and California Center for the Arts in Escondido. Each summer SDYS co-hosts the International Youth Symphony with Rotary International Youth Exchange which brings SDYS’ most talented young musicians with accomplished student musicians from around the world for two weeks of music and friend making.

In addition to its Balboa Park programs, SDYS launched the Community Opus Project in 2010 as a strategy to demonstrate the many benefits of music education, build support for music in the community, and convince school districts to provide music as part of students’ regular curriculum. It was so successful that within only three years, the Chula Vista Elementary School District committed to providing music education to all of its students and with the assistance of SDYS has begun to phase in school day music.

For more information about the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory or to make a donation, call 619.233.3232 or visit www.sdys.org.

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