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OCYSO, Beckman High joint concert brings out best in both orchestras

O.C. violin students learn from a master

Young Musicians at Basilica of Santa Maria, Manresa

OC Youth Symphony players rise to the occasion in Spain

O.C. Youth Symphony prepares for trip to Spain

With the orchestra placed upstage to make room for dancers, Wachs led a suitably witty and firmly crafted reading of Ives’ “Variations on America” as orchestrated by William Schuman, and an excerpt from the early First Symphony.

‘Concerts for Fifth Graders’ look to inspire next generation concert music patrons

Podcasts: Members of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, Daniel Alfred Wachs, conductor, perform excerpts from – Schoenberg’s Verklarte Nacht, Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin, and Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 2 (final movement.)

Sundays Live on Classical KUSC, January 17, 2016

The baton-less conductor set the right atmosphere for The Unanswered Question by getting the strings to open with a slow, faint pianissimo, the discordant winds and questioning trumpet sounding forth from somewhere in the balcony….

Led by symphony Music Director Daniel Alfred Wachs, the performance was mature and moving, as was Ives’ “The Unanswered Question” that began the evening with wondrous grace.

Wachs led a wonderfully clear and patient traversal, finding order in complexity.

Podcast: Movses Pogossian, World War One: A Centenary Perspective

DAW is featured in Modern Luxury Magazine

Orchestras team up for festive family concert

Soundless Musician

The Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra takes a journey to joy

DAW to conduct Turnage U.S. premiere on the LA Phil’s Sounds About Town series

DAW to make his Jacaranda: Music on the Edge debut

When youth symphony music director and conductor Daniel Wachs is looking to spice things up and pinpoint best practices, he goes straight to the source: the kids.

Wachs guided the ensemble with energy, precision, and a welcome sense of clarity and poise. The performance wasn’t just good by standards for younger performers, but forceful and exuberant by any standard: genuinely inspiring, technically proficient, structurally sound. The combined choruses were a powerhouse.

DAW selected as one of Orange County’s 2014 “40 Under Forty”

LA Times Culture Monster selects DAW and OCYSO as top Spring arts 2014: Classical music

DAW and OCYSO selected as a “Must See” event for 2013-14 by the Orange County Register

Music in London in the summertime

Early Lesson on Musical Arts

DAW to conduct West Coast premiere by Mark Anthony Turnage in 2013-14

Palm Beach Symphony reaches out to youth with Stravinsky

Palm Beach Symphony debuts in the Eissey Theater
Presents first ever children’s concert

New Arts Complex in Folsom Draws Eyes, Ears, and High Hopes

Monterey Symphony goes for a whirl