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Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra: Winter Concert
Youth Orchestra Concert

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) Finlandia, op. 26

Edward Elgar (1857-1934) “Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations

Jennifer Bellor (1983) High Resolution
Catie Brenner, Harp Soloist

Eric Whitacre (1970) October

Alberto Ginastera (1916-1983) Suite from the Ballet “Estancia”

  1. Los trabajadores agrÍcolas
  2. Danza del trigo
  3. Los peones de hacienda
  4. Danza final (Malambo)
Schools Represented in DPYO

Arcanum High School
Archbishop Alter High School
Beavercreek High School
Bellbrook High School
Brookville High School
Cedar Cliff High School
Centerville High School
Chaminade Julienne High School
Dayton Christian School
Dayton Regional STEM School
Emmanuel Christian Academy
Fairfield High School
Fairmont High School
Franklin City Schools
Lakota West High School
Madison High School
Miami Valley School
Miamisburg High School
Northmont High School
Oakwood High School
Springboro High School
Stivers School for the Arts
Tecumseh High School
Troy Christian High School
Van Buren Middle School
Walter E. Stebbins High School
West Carrollton high School
William Mason High School
Yellow Springs High School

About DPYO

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 musician its members and audiences, strengthening our region’s existing school music programs, and helping stimulate interest in the development of school orchestra programs where none exist. Founded in 1937 by Paul Katz, the DPYO is one of the nation’s oldest youth orchestras.

The DPYO performs three concerts each season. In 2002, 2004, 2006, 2014, 2019, and 2023 the orchestra was invited to perform at the Ohio Music Education Association Conferences.

The Youth Orchestra regularly appears on the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Family Concert Series, featuring collaborations with Cirque de la Symphonie, Zoot Theatre, Platypus Theatre, the Dayton BalletII Senior Company, the Gem City Ballet, the South Dayton Ballet, illustrator Rob Shepperson, performance artist Dan Kamin, and the Magic Circle Mime Company. In March 2008 a chamber orchestra from the DPYO participated in a production of Hans Krasa’s opera Brundibar in a collaboration between the DPYO, the Dayton Opera, the Kettering Children’s Choir, and the Victoria Theatre Association.

DPYO is supported by the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, the Association of Parents of the DPYO, and DPAA’s volunteers, EnCorps! The orchestra is affiliated with the Youth Division of the League of American Orchestras.

About the Conductor
Patrick Reynolds
Radio Broadcast

This concert will be broadcast on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 10:00 am on WDPR 88.1 and WDPG89.9 “Live and Local.”

Inspire Learning

UCLA analysis of a U.S. Department of Education database tracking more than 25,000 students over ten years showed that students involved in music generally tested higher in reading proficiency exams and standardized tests than those who had no musical involvement. The study noted higher scores for musicians in all socioeconomic groups.

Your gift to DPYO can help ensure that area children have this music advantage. Just $385 sponsors a youth in the orchestra for the entire year! To make a gift of any amount visit www.daytonperformingarts.org (designate to the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra).

The Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and other education programs are made possible in part by the generous support of community members like you.


We gratefully acknowledge the generous financial assistance of the EnCorps Friends of DPAA! which includes volunteers from the former Dayton Philharmonic Volunteer Association. We greatly appreciate their support of the DPYO and their work on behalf of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s Learning and Community Engagement programs.

We also acknowledge the private music teachers and school band and orchestra directors who have assisted in the growth of these fine young musicians in the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.

A special thanks to Dr. Patrick Reynolds, the DPYO Parent Association officers, and all DPYO parent volunteers for their time and support of the DPYO.

  • Heather Bauer, President
  • Mary Haller, Vice-President
  • Emily Fuller, Attendance
  • Becky and Ron Hoffman, Hospitality
  • Aaron and Cassie Svisco, Secretary
  • Michelle Maladen-Percy, Apparel

Special thanks to the DPAA Learning & Community Engagement staff, Jeaunita Château Olówè (Vice President for LCE); Melissa McCoy (Engagement Programs Manager); and Jackie Griffin (Learning Programs Manager); as well as the entire DPAA staff for their support of the DPYO.