|Yale Symphony Orchestra's 40th Anniversary Tour|
Pacific Northwest tour to Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Eugene and Bellingham
Under current conductor Toshiyuki Shimada, the Yale Symphony Orchestra toured the beautiful Pacifi c Northwest with debut concerts at Reed College in Portland, the University of Oregon's Beall Hall in Eugene, The WWU Performing Arts Center in Bellingham, the Chan Center for the Perfuming Arts in Vancouver and the gorgeous Benaroya Hall in Seattle.
The program was made up of Robert Kyr's Fanfare for a New Dream, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto with Owen Dalby on Violin, Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5, Aaron Jay Kernis' Musica Celestis, and Charles Ives' Decoration Day.
The Yale Symphony Orchestra has enhanced its reputation as one of the premiere undergraduate orchestras in the United States. The orchestra has expanded its season and toured internationally and domestically on multiple occasions. The orchestra often shares the stage with internationally recognized artists, including Yo-Yo Ma, Emanuel Ax, Frederica von Stade, Claude Frank, and Peter Frankl. In addition, the Symphony introduces stars of its own through the annual William Waite Concerto Competition.