Civic Youth Orchestra to hail 60 years

The Civic Youth Orchestra will celebrate its 60th Anniversary with weekend-long festivities.

A gala reception and dinner will be followed by a first-of-its-kind concert in honor of program founder Daniel Lewis.

A weekend full of celebratory events in honor of the Civic Youth Orchestra’s 60th Anniversary and Daniel Lewis, the program founder. On Saturday, June 17 the CYO will be holding a black-tie gala, which will include a stylish reception, dinner, and entertainment. It is at this event where CYO founder Daniel Lewis will be honored for his unmatched commitment to bringing the gift of music to so many in the community.

On Sunday, June 18 the Civic Youth Orchestra has prepared a concert like no other. Current symphony members will put on their much-anticipated end-of-the-year concert and will later be joined by former members of past orchestras for a thrilling finale.

The celebration will include musicians, patrons and supporters of the Civic Youth Orchestra including pupils of  Lewis from the original orchestra in 1957 as well as many other former students from the past six decades. Past and present board members will also be attendance to pay tribute in person to CYO founder Daniel Lewis.

Times are Saturday, June 17, at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 18,  at 3 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency in La Jolla for Saturday’s black-tie gala 3777 La Jolla Village Drive and Copley Symphony Hall inside the Jacob Music Center for Sunday’s concert 750 B Street, San Diego.

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