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Season at a Glance

Season at a Glance

We are glad you are here!  This is your quick reference guide for our major events this year.  If you have any questions about purchasing a ticket, please don’t hesitate to ask.  You can always reach us at 303.433.2420 or at We can’t wait to see you at a concert!


Pictures at an Exhibition | Side-by-Side with the Colorado Symphony
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020
Young Artists Orchestra & Colorado Symphony Side-by-Side
Boettcher Concert Hall
Tickets: | 303.623.7876

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

DYAO FUN-draiser!
Saturday, February 22, 2020
First Plymouth Congregational Church
Tickets: | 303.433.2420

We can’t wait to celebrate the season with you and help pay it forward for future musicians.  Have fun and support the DYAO all at one event.  Special announcements coming soon in January! 

Ellis Island | DYAO Spectacular
Sunday, Mar. 1, 2020
All Artists Concert featuring all three DYAO Orchestras!
Featuring performers from PHAMALY Theatre Company
Boettcher Concert Hall
Tickets: | 303.623.7876

Peter Boyer: Ellis Island: The Dream of America
Beethoven: Symphony No.5


DYAO Annual Gala

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...
$300: Two tickets to a swank, black-tie fundraiser.        
$150: New Dress or Suit for the amazing occasion.          
$100: Babysitters/Uber/Parking              
+$200: Cost of impulsively raising your paddle after the auctioneer said, “Do I hear $200?”               
$700: Amount the Denver Young Artists Orchestra just saved you by not throwing a black-tie fundraiser.

$____: Your self-determined ticket price to the "DYAO Standing Ovation Gala: Non-Event of The Year.”

When isn’t it: Sunday, April 5, 2020
Where isn’t it: Cableland: Denver Mayor’s Residence
Who’s not coming: Hundreds of tickets will be sold, but not one person will show up.

Board Matching Funds: $10,000!
In light of these changes, the DYAO Board has generously come together to offer a $10,000 match!  By choosing to support DYAO through this effort your donation will be matched dollar for dollar! 

Ways to Support: Ticket Donation and Silent Auction
Two Ways to Donate/Purchase your Nonexistent Ticket: 

1. Donate online at

2. Mail-in checks payable to “The Denver Young Artists Orchestra”

3. We wouldn’t want you to miss out on the amazing silent auction we had prepared for you, so be sure to check out the mobile auction at and start bidding as early as March 20, 2020.  New items are being added daily!

The Denver Young Artists Orchestra is 501(c)(3), nonprofit organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible!  We need your support to continue the life-changing opportunities for DYAO musicians and hope you will still be able to join us for this no-show event! 

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Concert has been canceled in light of COVID-19. 

Sunday, Apr. 26, 2020
Young Artists Orchestra

Solos in the Spotlight
Concert has been canceled in light of COVID-19. 

Sunday, May 3, 2020
Conservatory Orchestra & String Ensemble

DYAO has had to suspend the remainder of its public concert season in order to comply with CDC and local government regulations regarding the current COVID-19 situation. We will continue to provide online educational programming to our students. If you have already purchased tickets there are two options available to you:

You may choose to donate the cost of your tickets back to the Denver Young Artists Orchestra.
You may request a refund of the cost of your tickets. 

Please contact Office Manager, Javier Abreu at or 303.433.2420 to either request a refund OR notify DYAO of your donation.

We thank you for your ongoing support and we look forward to continuing our mission of providing the finest possible youth orchestra programs to inspire and educate young musicians through the performance of great works of music and offering valuable cultural opportunities to our community.

Our Impact This Year

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  • Dollars Raised


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