Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra
The Claremont Young Musicians Orchestra (CYMO), founded by Roger and Janet Samuel in 1989, is comprised of musicians, ages 13 to 20, who attend public and private schools in Southern California. The CYMO presents major symphonic works and soloists in concert each year at Bridges Hall of Music on the Pomona College campus. Other venues include Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Hollywood Bowl, Mabel Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College, Garrison Theater at Scripps College, Gardiner Spring Auditorium in Ontario, Haugh Performing Arts Center at Citrus College, Upland High School, and Disneyland. The orchestra provides special concerts for children, community programs, and chamber music performances. The CYMO repertoire is expansive and includes works by Tchaikovsky, Hindemith, Copland, Britten, Rimsky-Korsakov, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Borodin, Mahler, and Shostakovich.