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Youth Symphony Orchestra To Perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall


The Reno Phil Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO) has raised the funds needed to travel to Walt Disney Concert Hall, home to the L.A. Philharmonic, June 16-19, 2019.  After a year of raising funds to travel to Los Angeles, the YSO has met their goal and will experience performing at one of the most sophisticated concert halls in the world.

“This tour provides an exceptional and accessible ensemble experience which teaches teamwork and professionalism, while inspiring a lifelong passion for music,” said Dr. Jason Altieri, Conductor of the YSO.

The young musicians will travel to Los Angeles, where they will participate in a musical clinic at the University of California, Los Angeles, spend time at Disneyland, and experience the Grammy Museum. Conductor, Stephen Karr, and music faculty of the university will work with the students to inspire individual growth and motivate other students to pursue the dream of performing at this world-renown concert hall.

 “The students are so excited to learn from professional musicians and have the opportunity to show off their talent at a worldfamous concert hall,” said Altieri. “In the past, the Youth Symphony Orchestra has performed at Davies Concert Hall in San Francisco and Carnegie Hall in New York City, so we are honored to be invited to play at yet, another world-renown venue.”

YSO will be performing Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “New World Symphony” at the concert hall at 7:30 p.m.

“I’m excited to go to the Disney Hall because it’s one of the most famous concert halls in the world, and how often do you get to play in one of those when you’re seventeen years old?” said Tyler Gordon, Principal Bassist in the YSO.

About Reno Phil Youth Orchestra

The Reno Phil Youth Orchestras serve over 250 talented young musicians selected by open regional auditions. Many RPYO members regularly travel 100 miles or more to attend weekly rehearsals and training. All four orchestras perform annual Fall and Spring Concerts, most of which are held at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. Members benefit from full orchestral rehearsals, targeted section coaching from professional musicians and high-level guest conductors. The Reno Philharmonic Association also sponsors a Concerto Competition, Young Musicians Showcase, tuition scholarships, competition winner scholarships and senior scholarships.

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