alumni reunion 2022

The Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program is proud to host an alumni reunion every five years to celebrate our history as an organization and to reconnect with students, conductors, and friends from across the country.

The next Alumni Reunion, celebrating 70 years of music-making, is tentatively set for the summer of 2025. Stay tuned for more information!

June 10-12, 2022


It’s that time once again! Please join us in Albuquerque on June 10 – 12, 2022, to celebrate the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program’s 65 years of growing musicians! (We know it’s actually been 67 years, but “65” is what’s on the t-shirts we ordered two years ago when we originally planned this weekend!)

All alumni of the AYSP are welcome and encouraged to participate in any and all events, including performing in the Timeless Artists Recital on Friday, June 10 and performing with the AYSP Alumni Orchestra on stage at Popejoy Hall on Sunday, June 12.

Not playing anymore? You and your guests are welcome to attend all reunion events, attend and observe rehearsals, and share all meals with the whole AYSP alumni family!

Marriott Albuquerque group rates HERE

* Popejoy Hall no longer requires musicians to be vaccinated or to wear masks. Masks are still required for audience members.


Friday, June 10

12:00 – 4:00 pm

Open House/Tours of the Dale E. Kempter Center for Music Education (a/k/a the AYSP Building)

4407 Menaul Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

6:00 pm

Timeless Artists Recital and Reception

AYSP Building

Free admission, open to the public

Saturday, June 11

9:00 am – 12:00 noon

AYSP Alumni Orchestra Rehearsal

AYSP Building

Free admission, open to the public

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Lunch and AYSP Update

AYSP Building

Ticketed event

1:30 – 4:00 pm

AYSP Alumni Orchestra Rehearsal

AYSP Building

Free admission, open to the public

7:00 pm

65th Anniversary Celebration Dinner and Dancing with La Chat Lunatique

Glorieta Station

Ticketed event

*Due to the unique nature of the venue, only guests 12 and over may attend the Celebration Dinner on Saturday, June 11, 2022. 

If you need assistance with childcare for children under 12 during the Celebration Dinner, please email

Sunday, June 12

8:30 – 9:30 am

Back in the Day Breakfast from Frontier Restaurant

Popejoy Hall Lobby

Ticketed event

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

AYSP Alumni Orchestra Dress Rehearsal and Sound Check

Popejoy Hall Stage

Free admission, open to the public

3:00 pm

AYSP Alumni Orchestra Concert and Reception

Popejoy Hall 

Free admission, open to the public

65th AYSP Reunion Repertoire

John Williams  –  The Cowboys Overture  –  Amir Kats, conductor

J.S. Bach  –  Little Fugue in G Minor  –  Amir Kats, conductor

C. Saint-Saens  –  Violin Concerto No. 3, mvt. 1  –  Jocelyn Haroldson, violin; Dan Whisler, conductor

Jean Sibelius  –  Finlandia, Op. 26   –  Gabe Gordon, conductor

Johannes Brahms  –  Academic Festival Overture   –  Gabe Gordon, conductor

Michael Mauldin  –  Pilgrimage  –  Sayra Siverson, conductor

Antonín Dvořák  –  Symphony No. 9, mvt. 4  –  Sayra Siverson, conductor

Download Instrument Parts Here

Sorry I cannot attend the reunion this year, but please accept my tax-deductible donation to the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program to support the wonderful music education provided to young musicians!

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Paying by Check? Please fill out the below form. When you have completed the form and are prompted to submit payment, you may exit out of the page and send a check for the specified amount.

Please make check payable to “ALBUQUERQUE YOUTH SYMPHONY PROGRAM” or “AYSP” and send to P.O. Box 30961, Albuquerque, NM 87190.

Be sure to indicate on the check or an accompanying note which events you are paying for and for how many people you are paying.

If you are still interested in participating in the 2022 AYSP Reunion, please call 505-875-1319 or email dorothy@aysmusic.org

If you would like to sign up to help with this year’s reunion, click here.


Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
4407 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190