Spring 2023 Ukiah Youth Concert

Dear Friends,

We are delighted to invite you to the Ukiah Youth Concert, hosted by Dharma Realm Buddhist University (DRBU) and Developing Virtue Girls School (DVGS) on Friday, May 12, 2023 at 7 p.m. at the Mendocino College Center Theatre. This special event will bring together local and international musicians to support music education in Ukiah and nurture talented young musicians.

The Ukiah Youth Concert will feature international young musicians from DRBU and DVGS, the Ukiah High School Jazz Band, students of pianist Elizabeth MacDougall, Ukiah High School music teacher Audrey McCombs, violinist Margie Rice, concert director and singer Sophie Wu.The concert program will showcase solo and ensemble performances, dance, and music from the East and West.

Master musicians performing at the event are Grammy-nominated guitarist Alex de Grassi, often cited as the world’s top fingerstyle, steel-string acoustic guitarist; Spencer Brewer, a globally recognized composer and pianist, whose music has been widely featured in movies, TV shows, airlines, and the Olympic games; Wenbo Yin, an award-winning classical and jazz saxophonist and conductor with performances ranging from being a soloist at Carnegie Hall to an ensemble player at the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; and concert collaborative pianist Elizabeth MacDougall, a Ukiah local who is among the region's most esteemed pianists and piano teachers.

Proceeds from the concert will support music education, including programs or departments associated with the young musicians who participate in the event. For more information about music programs at DRBU, please visit www.drbu.edu/music

To attend the concert, please reserve your tickets online or at the Mendocino Book Company (check or cash only) on 102 S School St, Ukiah. For any questions or information, please email music@drbu.edu or call 707-376-8731.