Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program (RSYOP)

The Richmond Symphony’s flagship educational program, founded in 1962, consists of four youth orchestras and a wind ensemble 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.

2019-20 YOP Performances
All YOP performances are free, open to the public, and held in the Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center.**

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra
Fall Concert
Sunday, November 17 @ 7pm

Youth Orchestra Program
Winter Concert
Sunday, December 8 @ 7pm

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra
Side-by-Side with the Richmond Symphony
Sunday, February 9 @ 7:30pm

Youth Orchestra Program
Spring Concert
Sunday, May 3 @ 4pm

Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra
Spring Concert/ Menuhin Performance**
Saturday, May 16 @ 7:30pm


**Please Note: Due to our involvement with Menuhin Competition, our RSYO Spring Performance will also be a ticketed Menuhin Competition Event. This event remains free to family and friends of Students participating in the YOP Program. In order to guarantee families the best seating available for RSYO’s Spring Concert/Menuhin Performance we ask that you either use a promo code that we will release, or to fill out a reservation form for this performance that lets us know the number of guests attending and your preferred seating location. Families that do not reserve seating are still guaranteed seats at this performance, however we cannot guarantee your preferred seating unless you reserve them ahead of time. We will be releasing that promo code and reservation form to YOP Families at the beginning of the season.

YOP Ensembles