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RSO Youth Orchestra Program (YOP)

The Richmond Symphony’s flagship educational program, founded in 1962, consists of four youth orchestras providing beginning to advanced musical training. As the premier orchestral training program of central Virginia, students participate in weekly rehearsals, coaching and masterclasses by Richmond Symphony musicians, chamber music performances, mentoring and other musical and social activities. The Youth Orchestra Program is open to violin, viola, cello, bass, flute/piccolo, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, harp and percussion students in elementary through high school.

YOP is able to support student participation by supplying carpool lists each season, offering financial assistance and providing large or uncommon instruments when needed.

’17 – ’18 YOP Performances:
All YOP performances are free, open to the public, and held in the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center.

  • Sunday, November 12 at 7pm – Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Fall Concert
    Chia-Hsuan Lin, conductor
  • Sunday, December 3 at 7pm – Youth Orchestra Program Winter Concert
    Christie-Jo Adams, Matt Wilson, Rebecca Jilcott, Christopher Moseley, conductors
  • Saturday, February 17 at 7pm – Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Side-by-Side with Richmond Symphony
    Steven Smith, conductor
  • Sunday, May 20 at 4pm – Youth Orchestra Program Spring Concert
    Christie-Jo Adams, Matt Wilson, Rebecca Jilcott, Christopher Moseley, conductors
  • Sunday, May 20 at 7pm – Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Spring Concert
    Chia-Hsuan Lin, conductor

YOP Ensembles