This ensemble is the premiere orchestra in the organization. The YPO is open by audition to qualified applicants of grade-school through college age. Repertoire is advanced and has included works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Mahler, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Strauss, and Tchaikovsky.
Rehearsals are every Sunday afternoon from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm throughout the concert season. Rehearsal Venue: CSU Fresno New Music Building, Room 127.
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Concert attire for Youth Philharmonic members:
Ladies: Full-length black skirt or black trousers and black top with long or three-quarter-length sleeves OR full-length black dress with long or three-quarter-length sleeves, black stockings/socks, black shoes.
Gentlemen: Black/dark jacket (tuxedo is fine but not required), black/dark dress slacks, black socks, black shoes, white dress shirt with black bow tie.
Shorthand version: black on black, bow ties for gentlemen!