Germany’s Young Symphony will open St. James Music Series in La Jolla

The St. James Music Series launches its 27


season with a performance by the 70-member Landesjungendorchester RheinlandPfalz, aka The Young Symphony of Germany, at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at the St. James By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect St.

The group has performed concerts throughout Europe, the Middle East and China. In their only La Jolla appearance, they will present works of the Germanic tradition, including the Coriolanus Overture of Beethoven, and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major, the “Romantic” symphony.

“It’s wonderful to hear such a talented and dedicated group of young people performing at a world-class level that rivals many adult symphony orchestras. We hope that families will come to hear this concert and that it will inspire our own young musicians as well,” said Steve Townsend, director of the St. James Music Series.

The performance marks the first of four intimate concerts in the 2011-2012 program. Other performances will include the Karl Jenkins’ “The Armed Man: A Mass For Peace” performed by the Choir of St. James by-the-Sea and orchestra (Nov. 13), a return engagement by the Grammy-winning all-male ensemble Chanticleer (March 11), and a vocal program by Anonymous 4, an all-female quartet with a unique perspective and a varied repertoire (April 22).

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for $60, individual tickets are $25 each. Tickets can be purchased at the door if seats are still available. For more information, contact Townsend at (858) 459-3421, ext. 109 or