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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.

Next up:

Love Across the Stars
Sunday February 8, 7pm
Paul Shaghoian Concert Hall
Youth Philharmonic, Thomas Loewenheim, conductor

Gala concert (Tchaik 5, Star Wars, Short Ride/Fast Machine) plus silent auction of wines and chocolates. Perfect before Valentine's Day!

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE SEATS.
(You may also elect to come on concert day and take potluck with general seating. Admission can be free; donations are gratefully accepted!

 


 

 

 

 

 

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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Join us!


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Join us!


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 November 2, December 14, February 8, April 26, and May 24. 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!