|Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
Vinay Parameswaran conductor
|The Chairman Dances
Dance Suite, Sz. 77
Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73
Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra
The 2018-19 season marks the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra’s 33nd season and the second year under the direction of Vinay Parameswaran. The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra is one of the Cleveland area’s premier musical destinations for aspiring student musicians — and one of the most acclaimed youth orchestras in the United States. Since its inaugural concert in 1987, the Youth Orchestra has performed more than 130 concerts and provided a musical home to 1,500 talented young instrumentalists.
Founded for The Cleveland Orchestra by Jahja Ling, then the ensemble’s resident conductor, the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra provides serious young music students of middle school and high school age with a pre-professional orchestral training experience in a full symphony orchestra.
The unique musical experiences that the Youth Orchestra offers include weekly coachings with members of The Cleveland Orchestra, rehearsals and performances in historic Severance Hall, and opportunities to work with internationally renowned guest artists and conductors. Those guests have included Marin Alsop, Pierre Boulez, Stéphane Denève, Christoph von Dohnányi, Giancarlo Guererro, Witold Lutosławski, Yo- Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, Michael Tilson Thomas, Antoni Wit, and Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst.