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DCYO says Farewell and Thank You to our Conductor, Brad Smith, at the Spring Concert, May 2014

Photos courtesy of John Tobias
Auditions for 2014-2015 Season

Audition scheduling for the 2014-2015 DCYO and YMO season has now begun.  To schedule an audition, please click here to visit our Auditions page.  Students from all geographic areas are welcome to audition. Link to DCYO Auditions

Cristian Macelaru visits DCYO

Bass Section
Cristian Macelaru, Associate Conductor of The Philadelphia Orchestra and the DCYO 2014 Distinguished Visiting Artist, conducts students at rehearsal on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 in preparation for their upcoming spring concert.  

Photo courtesy of John Tobias

Performance Hour

Tockwogh 2012Student musicians on stage at Proclamation Presbyterian Church after an impressive DCYO Performance Hour on May 20, 2014. 

Photo courtesy of John Tobias

Fall 2013 Concert

Bass Section
DCYO bass section on stage at Strath Haven High School, November 2013. 

Photo courtesy of John Tobias

2013 Tockwogh Weekend

To view pictures of our students enjoying their annual September weekend of rehearsals and recreation at beautiful Camp Tockwogh in Maryland, please click here

Photo courtesy of John Tobias

The Delaware County Youth Orchestra, celebrating its 43rd season in 2014-2015,  is a highly selective, full-size symphony orchestra of talented young musicians through senior year of high school. The orchestra rehearses in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania at Proclamation Presbyterian Church, 278 Bryn Mawr Avenue. Its mission is to provide young people of exceptional ability with the opportunity to learn and perform major works from the standard symphonic repertoire, and to teach them the skills and discipline of orchestral performance. 

DCYO presents three concerts a year in locations throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. It has also participated in the Festival of Youth Orchestras in the U.S. and Canada. In recent years music director Brad Smith has included works of contemporary composers in the orchestra’s repertoire, most notably award-winning composer Jennifer Higdon’s tone poem blue cathedral, which DCYO performed in its May 2009 concerts. Earlier that spring DCYO had the privilege of rehearsing the piece with the composer, whose insights proved to be invaluable in terms of interpretation and perspective.

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  Go to our Photographs sections for pictures of our Camp Tockwogh weekend and 2013-2014 members.

The Delaware Valley Young Musicians’ Orchestra

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Students on the stairs in the Kimmel Center celebrating their May 2012 performance
held in the Perelman Theatre.

Photo courtesy of John Tobias