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The Richmond Symphony Presents Two Free Youth Orchestra Program Concerts, 4/27 and 5/18

The Richmond Symphony Presents Two Free Youth Orchestra Program Concerts, 4/27 and 5/18

Concerts presented by the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program (YOP) highlight some of the region's top young musicians. Students from grades 2 to 12 make up four ensembles, ranging from beginner to advanced. These FREE educational concerts are great for music-lovers of all ages.

We invite you to join us as we celebrate the 52nd season of YOP!

Sunday, April 27 at 7:00 pm featuring three of the four ensembles: Youth Concert Orchestra conducted by Amy Birdsong of Hanover High School, Camerata Strings conducted by Rebecca Jilcott of Matoaca Middle School and String Sinfonietta conducted by Christie-Jo Adams of Brookland Middle School.

Sunday, May 18 at 7:00 pm featuring our top ensemble: Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra conducted by Peter Jacobson. Johnny Willing, winner of the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra concerto competition and student at Atlee High School, will be a featured soloist on bassoon.

Admission is FREE! (no ticket required)

History of Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program

The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program was created in the spring of 1962 and is the oldest youth orchestra in Virginia. Leaders of the newly formed Richmond Symphony partnered with Richmond Public Schools to offer music students the opportunity to participate in a full orchestra experience and provide an exemplary orchestral experience for young musicians.

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