Founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra brings together the greater Dayton area's most gifted young orchestral musicians, providing the opportunity to study and perform a broad range of orchestral repertoire. The DPYO is committed to inspiring an overall cultural awareness and appreciation of music in its members and audiences, strengthening our region's existing school music programs, and helping stimulate interest in the development of school orchestral programs where none exist.
The DPYO performs three concerts each season and was invited to perform at the 2002, 2004, and 2006 Ohio Music Educators Association conferences. The Youth Orchestra regularly appears on the Dayton Philharmonic's DP&L Family Concert Series, which has recently included collaborations with the Dayton Ballet II Senior Company, performance artist Dan Kamin, and the Magic Circle Mime Company.
The DPYO is supported by the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Association, the Association of Parents and Friends of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, and by the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association. The DPYO is affiliated with the Youth Division of the American Symphony Orchestra League.
Special thanks to the Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association! Each year, the DPVA awards summer music camp and college scholarships to DPYO members and provides funds for the cost of music and sectionals. We greatly appreciate the DPVA's support of the DPYO and their work on behalf of the Dayton Philharmonic's Education Programs.
About the Conductor
Patrick Reynolds, the conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, is the Associate Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. He has appeared as guest conductor of the Annapolis (MD) Symphony Orchestra, the Arlington (VA) Symphony Orchestra, the High Mountain Symphony (NJ), and the Queens (NY) Symphony Orchestra. He has also conducted the Ohio Music Education Association East Central and Southwest Regional Honors Orchestras, and the Starling Chamber Orchestra at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Conducting nearly two-dozen performances with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra each year, Reynolds leads the DPO in "Magic Carpet", "SPARK" (School Partners with Artists Reaching Kids) and "Young Peoples" concerts. He has also appeared as conductor of the Philharmonic in Classical and SuperPops series, and on Holiday Pops and summer season concerts. In addition, he serves as conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Concert Band, a professional wind ensemble performing education and summer concerts.
Reynolds is on the faculty at the University of Dayton where he is an Associate Professor of Music. He earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan School of Music.
Rehearsals Youth Orchestra members rehearse every Sunday from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., September through May.
Concert Schedule 2015–2016 Dates: December 6, 2015 Winter Concert March 13, 2016 Family Concert May 8, 2016 Spring Concert
Time: 3:00 pm Cost: December 6, 2015 – $8 March 13, 2016 – $12 to $22 May 8, 2016 – $8
To Order Tickets: For December 6 and May 8, call the DPAA Education Department at (937) 224-3521 x1136.
For March 13, call Ticket Center Stage at (937) 228-3630.
Radio Broadcasts Our performances are broadcast on WDPR 88.1 FM and WDPG 89.9 FM. Visit On The Air for a schedule of all DPAA broadcasts.
Eligibility Applicant must be a student in grades 9–12 and be a member of a school music organization playing the same instrument as is played in the Youth Orchestra. If there is no school orchestra or band, an exception may be made.
Recent Repertoire Performed by the DPYO 2000–2015
Arnold - Four Scottish Dances
Barber - Adagio for Strings, First Essay for Orchestra
Bartok - Hungarian Sketches
Beethoven - Egmont Overture, Symphony No. 5 Bernstein - Overture to Candide Bizet - Carmen & Arlesienne Suites
Borodin - Symphony No. 2
Bryant - Dusk
Chabrier - Espana Copland - Appalachian Spring, Billy the Kid & Rodeo Ballet Suites