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Here at DYAO, we are working hard to address the short term needs and impact that COVID-19 is having on our educational programs and the community. In order to comply with CDC and local government regulations, we need to extend our programming suspension through the end of our regular season. This means both of our spring concerts will, unfortunately, be canceled. Our orchestra rehearsals and our upcoming gala will continue online with an adjusted format.

The Denver Young Artists Orchestra just received notification that the Colorado Symphony Association is postponing the remaining 2019/20 Season concerts and events through May 11, 2020, including DYAO’s April YAO concert, in an effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus. All ticket holders will be notified directly of the postponement via email and offered a variety of options concerning their tickets. We are not yet sure if it will be possible to reschedule this performance but will keep you informed as we know more. We will also be announcing online content and programming shortly.

You are cordially invited to the Standing Ovation “From Home Fundraiser” Gala!
The Denver Young Artists Orchestra cordially invites you to stay home, watch TV, and enjoy a night off in the comfort of your home. In light of COVID-19, DYAO is doing our part to help keep our neighbors and community safe. Rather than throwing the fundraiser of the year, we decided that helping foster the futures of young musicians could be possible from home. Rather than spending funds on...

Congratulations to Conservatory Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner, Corvina Graham. She is an incredibly talented flute player and member of the Conservatory Orchestra. Be sure to join us at Solos in the Spotlight for her performance on Sunday, May 3rd at the Denver First Church of the Nazarene.

Decision made to temporarily suspend DYAO orchestra rehearsals during the period of March 13-March 30, 2020.

The Denver Young Artists Orchestra is committed to the health and safety of everyone involved with DYAO. We are monitoring global, state-wide and local authorities related to the Coronavirus or COVID-19. Please read this news article for current updates.

Three Young Artists Orchestra student accepted into the National Youth Orchestra of the USA!

Congratulations to Lily Primus! Lily is the winner of the 2020 Young Artists Orchestra Concerto Competition.

In their upcoming collaboration with the Colorado Symphony on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Boettcher Concert Hall, the musicians of both orchestras will join forces side-by-side. This annual partnership, is not just pros and young musicians sitting side-by-side, it is the transference of knowledge from one generation to the next. Imagine being a basketball player and getting to play in the same game with Michael Jordan, this is the experience for the musicians of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra when they perform with the musicians of the Colorado Symphony.

The Taste of Tango program is delightful from start to finish and our artists can't wait to share this performance with you. A collaboration with Parsol Arts and Tango Colorado will feature brilliant dancers Lorita Travoglia and Mauro Romo. Here is the inside scoop on the selections...

The artists of the Denver Young Artists Orchestra are collaborators making musical waves.

Arianna Tullis is the winner of the 2019 Wind Concerto Competition!

The DYAO is thrilled to announce Lori Sims as our guest pianist on Sunday, November 17. She will be performing the Clara Schumann Piano Concerto with the Conservatory Orchestra.

The opening concert for Conservatory Orchestra and String Ensemble is right around the corner! Be sure to get your subscription today and save!

Season subscriptions are on sale! Be sure to purchase yours before our opening concert on September 29th.

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