Saturday, December 9, 2017, 1pm
Free and open to the public! Please join us as we welcome the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, a full symphonic ensemble comprised of approximately 100 young musicians drawn from 38 communities in 11 counties across Northern Ohio. The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra (COYO) provides serious young music students of middle-high school age with a unique pre-professional orchestral training experience.
Youth Orchestra members are coached regularly by Cleveland Orchestra musicians. A member of The Cleveland Orchestra conducting staff serves as the COYO music director, and the majority of rehearsals and concerts take place in historic Severance Hall. Youth Orchestra members also have opportunities to meet and work with world renown guest artists and conductors appearing with The Cleveland Orchestra.
The Youth Orchestra presents three concerts annually in Severance Hall and three or more “community outreach” performances in the greater Cleveland area. COYO performs annually with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus, providing students of both ensembles experience with a broader repertoire. COYO members also perform in the much anticipated side-by-side concerts with The Cleveland Orchestra.
Wherever possible, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is operated in accordance with the custom and practice of a professional orchestra.
The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is supported by generous grants from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.