Youth Orchestra

Kyle Knox, Music Director & Youth Orchestra Conductor

Youth Orchestra was founded in 1966 and is WYSO’s premier orchestra, performing advanced orchestral literature. Members generally have several years of ensemble experience and perform individually at a pre-college or college level. Youth Orchestra is under the direction of Music Director Kyle Knox and rehearses from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm on Saturday mornings. Youth Orchestra holds three concerts each season and has the opportunity to tour nationally or internationally approximately every other year. Auditions for membership are held each spring.

Watch this Fall 2019 performance of the Youth Orchestra at Mills Hall on the UW-Madison campus with guest artists Nancy Goeres (Bassoon) and Michael Rusinek (Clarinet) playing the Double Concerto for Clarinet and Bassoon by Jonathan Leshnoff.

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