CVYO | CYAS Special Events

Saturday February 24th 2024

CVYO would like to invite you to enjoy an unforgettable evening of art, fine dining, and music in beautiful Pasadena, culminating with a performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring by the California Young Artist’s Symphony. 

Follow our recommended itinerary below, or sign up to be contacted by our excursion host to join the CVYO excursion group and receive reminders and tips.

3:30 to 4:30 PM
Norton Simon Museum

The Norton Simon Museum is home to one of the world’s most remarkable private art collections ever assembled, including works by Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Degas. Over a 30-year period, the industrialist Norton Simon (1907–1993) amassed an impressive group of European masterworks from the Renaissance to the 20th century, and a stellar collection of South and Southeast Asian art spanning 2,000 years.
Adult Tickets $20 | Children 18 and under FREE

4:30 to 5:45 Dinner Downtown Pasadena

Grab dinner at any of Old Town Pasadena’s wonderful restaurants, just minutes walk or drive from the Norton Simon Museum. Check out our recommended restaurants below:

6:00 Concert Arrival – Ambassador Auditorium

Arrive at the beautiful Ambassador Auditorium, around the corner from Old Town Pasadena, check in with your seats, greet your friends, and enjoy the centerpiece of the evening: Stravinsky’s monumental Rite of Spring!

Tickets $15 – $80

CVYO is the premier youth orchestra in the Ventura County area, with students from ages 5 to college participating in our five performance ensembles. The California Young Artists Symphony is CVYO’s sister organization, comprised of the finest college and graduate student musicians in Southern California from the best college and conservatory programs in the area. Several current and past CVYO students are members of CYAS. CYAS concerts showcase the highest level of artistry and we encourage all CVYO students and members of the community to experience these amazing young artists firsthand.