The Richmond Symphony's flagship educational program consists of four youth orchestras providing beginning to advanced musical training. As the premiere orchestral training program of central Virginia, students participate in weekly rehearsals, coachings and master classes by Richmond Symphony musicians, chamber music performances, mentoring and other musical and social activities.
Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra, Peter Jacobson, Conductor
A full orchestra for advanced players. Musicians perform large symphonic works. RSYO musicians perform in an exclusive Side-by-Side concert with the Richmond Symphony.
Youth Concert Orchestra, Amy Birdsong, Conductor
A full orchestra for intermediate string, wind, brass, and percussion players. Students are introduced to standard symphonic repertoire.
Camerata Strings, Rebecca Jilcott,, Conductor
An intermediate string ensemble that develops ensemble playing and has a strong focus on technical skills.
String Sinfonietta, Christie-Jo Adams, Conductor
An introductory string training ensemble. Musicians learn the fundamentals of performing in an ensemble, sight reading and intonation.
2013-2014 YOP Concert Season
All concerts begin at 7pm in the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage and are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Richmond CenterStage is located at 612 E. Grace St. Richmond, VA 23219
November 12 - 7pm Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO) Side by Side: with the Richmond Symphony
December 8 – 7 pm Youth Concert Orchestra (YCO), Camerata Strings (CS), and String Sinfonietta (SS)
March 2 - 7pm Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO)
April 27 - 7pm Youth Concert Orchestra (YCO), Camerata Strings (CS), and String Sinfonietta (SS)
May 18 – 7 pm Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO