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Youth Orchestras of Fresno


Music is life. Live big! Start young.

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Youth Orchestras of Fresno


Music is life. Live big! Start young.

Wondering what's up next? It's the FOOSA Festival/Fresno Summer Orchestra Academy, June 12-26! please join us! Mahler 2 at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on Friday June 24, 8pm, and a series of concerts, competitions, and recitals at fresno state throughout the two weeks. visit foosamusic.org!

It's been an incredible season! we will see you at auditions in august!

Sixty-Fifth anniversary celebration concert!

In one word: amazing!

More than 300 musicians--including 40 alums--performing the Bach-Stokowski Toccata and Fugue in D minor--the rafters were shaking! And this is not to mention the Night on Bald Mountain, Pictures at an Exhibition, and Rite of Spring that had come before. 

Thanks to everyone who was a part of this fabulous celebration!


ARE YOU AN ALUM?

Alumni of the Youth Orchestras of Fresno (aka Kiwanis Youth Orchestra, Fresno Junior Philharmonic, Fresno Youth Philharmonic, Junior Phil, etc.): please complete an
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YOUTH ORCHESTRAS OF FRESNO
SIXTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON!

The Youth Orchestras of Fresno celebrate their 65th anniversary this season with a series of exciting concerts culminating in our 65th Anniversary Gala concert on May 29, 2016. 

Our three orchestras accommodate young musicians of all levels, kindergarten through college. The orchestras currently serve 260 young players from seven Central Valley counties (Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Tulare) representing a full complement of socio-economic backgrounds and ethnicities. We have an additional 65 students in our free after-school Accent on Access Violin Program. Our dynamic Music Director is Dr. Thomas Loewenheim, cellist and professor at CSU Fresno, who is known for his ability to unite through musical vision.

 

    Kiwanis Youth Orchestra, Fresno, 1950s

    Kiwanis Youth Orchestra, Fresno, 1950s

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Upcoming Concerts & Events

Hear our three orchestras in concert! All Youth Orchestras of Fresno concerts are offered free of charge, though we do hope for generous donations!

Concerts this year are October 11, December 13, February 21, May 15, and May 29. Don't miss a single one!

Click here for more information.

Auditions & Visits

 

Auditions are held in late August/early September each year. Placement is made at that time. Midyear auditions (placement as needed) are held in January.

Interested young musicians are welcome to sit in, with their instruments, at our Sunday rehearsals. Click here for more information.

Sponsors & Donations

 

There are endless great ways to support our work in the community! Make direct donations, attend concerts, support specific programs (our Accent on Access Violin Program, our Lesson Scholarship Program), buy program ads, sponsor a concert... Please click here for more information!