M E D I A A D V I S O R Y
April 27, 2018 – Richmond, Virginia: Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program (YOP) and the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra (RSYO) will perform their Spring Concerts on Sunday, May 20 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm, respectively, at the Dominion Energy Center’s Carpenter Theatre. The Richmond Youth Orchestra Program will be conducted by Christie-Jo Adams, Matt Wilson, Rebecca Jilcott, and Christopher Moseley. The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra will be conducted by the Richmond Symphony’s Associate Conductor, Chia-Hsuan Lin. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Program consists of three youth orchestras that provide beginning to intermediate musical training. One high school student in the Camerata Strings ensemble describes the program as the most significant orchestra experience she has had. “Not only has my playing improved since I joined, but my confidence has improved as well.” These ensembles are not categorized by age, allowing students to work with peers of all ages from elementary to high school. These orchestras will perform at 4:00pm.
The Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra offers an advanced orchestra experience for young musicians. To gain entrance into the ensemble, students from across the Central Virginia region must participate in a competitive audition process each spring. Students participate in weekly rehearsals, coaching and masterclasses by Richmond Symphony Musicians, chamber music performances, mentoring and other musical activities. Students in the program hold themselves to a high level of discipline, preparation and musicianship. This year’s program will feature Matthew Robinson on violin, winner of the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition. This performance begins at 7pm.
Admission to this concert is free with no ticket required.