Harry Partch, Gustavo Romero, Diamanda Galas, Pacific Strings, inside the opera, best organs, best pianos, the composer, the concertmaster, the piano tuner, the tenor, the symphony player’s wife
Various Authors 6:22 p.m., Sept. 24
Inception: San Diego, 2006
Current Status: As of the 2009/2010 season, Olga Reztsova serves as artistic director-conductor.
The East County Youth Symphony is a full symphony orchestra (86 musicians), formed in November 2006 and having since become the most advanced after-school music program in San Diego’s East County. According to their website, “Our young musicians (average age 13) meet the challenges of professional discipline, preparing for rehearsals, thoughtful, productive practicing, and original (not adapted for kids) repertoire.”