October 18, 2018 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Don Baggett Theatre, Nevada Union High School
11761 Ridge Rd
Nevada City, CA 95959
Tickets $60/Premium Seating, $40/GA Open Seating
Music in the Mountains
(530) 265-6124

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Doors 7pm, Concert 7:30pm
Don Baggett Theatre, Nevada Union High School
Tickets $60/Premium Seating, $40/GA Open Seating
Make Your Own (MYO) Series by Purchasing 4 or More Concerts at the Time and save 10%
Youth, ages 17 and under are FREE

Andrew Grams, Conductor
Angelo Xiang Yu, Violin
Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera


Andrew Grams returns to lead the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra along with one of today’s most talented and creative young violinists, Angelo Xiang Yu, in this beautiful and compelling program.

Andrew GramsAndrew Grams
With a unique combination of intensity, enthusiasm and technical clarity, American conductor Andrew Grams has steadily built a reputation for his dynamic concerts and long-term orchestra building. Mr. Grams has led orchestras throughout the United States including The Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Detroit Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Dallas Symphony, and the Houston Symphony. He served as Assistant Conductor of The Cleveland Orchestra from 2004-2007 where he worked under the guidance of Franz Welser-Möst, and has since returned for several engagements.

A frequent traveler, Mr. Grams has worked extensively with orchestras abroad, including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Montreal Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra Ottawa, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn, BBC Symphony Orchestra London, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Sydney Symphony, Melbourne and Adelaide Symphony Orchestras, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra dell’Accademia di Santa Cecillia, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, Residentie Orchestra, Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Oslo Philharmonic, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra.

angelo_press-photo-on-webAngelo Xiang Yu
Winner of the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition in 2010, violinist Angelo Xiang Yu’s astonishing technique, exquisite tone, and exceptional musical maturity have won him consistent critical acclaim and enthusiastic audience response worldwide. In addition to winning First Prize as well as the Bach and Audience Prizes at the Menuhin Competition, Mr. Yu was awarded the 2nd prize at the Lipinski Wieniawski International Violin Competition, and the 3rd prize at the Michael Hill International Violin Competition.

In March 2017, he was chosen to join the roster of the prestigious Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s CMS Two, beginning with the 18/19 season.

Born in Inner Mongolia China, Angelo Xiang Yu moved to Shanghai at the age of 11 and received his early training from violinist Qing Zheng at the Shanghai Conservatory. Mr. Yu earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, where he was the recipient of the Irene M. Stare Presidential Scholarship in Violin and was a student of Donald Weilerstein, Miriam Fried, Kim Kashkashian, and served as the teaching assistant of Donald Weilerstein. He was the only instrumentalist invited to be a candidate for NEC’s most prestigious Artist Diploma, which he was awarded in May 2014.

Mr. Yu currently resides in Boston. He performs on a 1729 Stradivarius violin generously on loan from an anonymous donor.