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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.

Sixty-Fifth anniversary celebration concert!

Our Sixty-Fifth Anniversary Celebration Concert on May 29 will feature all 300 members of the youth orchestras plus alumni guests from various decades, gathered at the Saroyan Theatre for a celebratory free concert! On the program: some favorites from the original Fantasia: Mussorgsky's Night on Bald Mountain, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, and the Bach/Stokowski Toccata and Fugue. Epic! YOOF Alums: please join us! Make plans now!

Local Kiwanis clubs will be sponsoring this concert--after all, the organization began as the Kiwanis Youth Orchestra!


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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.

 

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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!