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  • Uncategorized July 4, 2022

    #DCYOIBERIA Day 7 & 8: The Grand Finale

    by dcyouthAdmin
    #DCYOIBERIA Day 7 & 8: The Grand Finale

    Before we knew, it was time for our final concert of the tour, scheduled to take place at the CajaGRANADA Cultural Center. Feeling at their peak, the orchestra poured every last bit of energy they had into the final concert, bringing this tour to a triumphant close. It was wonderful to finish out the tour […]

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  • Uncategorized July 2, 2022

    #DCYOIBERIA Day 5 & 6: Hitting Our Stride in Malaga

    by dcyouthAdmin
    #DCYOIBERIA Day 5 & 6: Hitting Our Stride in Malaga

    Day 5 started off with another wonderful and intense morning of rehearsals with our new friends from Orquesta Promusica. Feeling ready and even more excited for our concert than the day before, we took a much-needed lunch break in the charming city center of Málaga. Everyone had a chance to explore its winding marble streets […]

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  • Uncategorized June 30, 2022

    #DCYOIBERIA Day 3 & 4: ¡a España!

    by dcyouthAdmin
    #DCYOIBERIA Day 3 & 4: ¡a España!

    Still riding high from our triumphant opening concert at Ruínas do Carmo, we bid farewell to Portugal and made the long drive to our first stop in Spain: Seville, the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Andalusia. Our first stop was a visit to the massive Cathedral of Saint Mary of the […]

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  • Uncategorized June 28, 2022

    #DCYOIBERIA Day 2: Music Under the Stars

    by dcyouthAdmin
    #DCYOIBERIA Day 2: Music Under the Stars

    Today was our day to really soak up lovely Lisbon in all its glory. We started with a walking tour of the Belém, a district of the capital city that is home to some of Portugal’s most iconic sites. Our first stop was the Tower of Belém, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built […]

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  • Uncategorized June 27, 2022

    #DCYOIBERIA Day 1: Bóm Dia, Lisboa!

    by dcyouthAdmin
    #DCYOIBERIA Day 1: Bóm Dia, Lisboa!

    We were treated to a spectacular welcome dinner in the former ballroom of the house, an ornate room decorated with crystal chandeliers that cast a warm light on the gilded wood panels and mirrors that cover its walls along with ornate frescos. During the course of our meal, we enjoyed a truly special performance of […]

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  • Uncategorized May 5, 2022

    DCYOP to Premiere Three New Works by Leading Contemporary Composers in May

    by dcyouthAdmin
    DCYOP to Premiere Three New Works by Leading Contemporary Composers in May

    By Sandy Choi, Community Engagement and Digital Media Manager “Young musicians are the future of music; composing for them is paramount to instilling a curiosity to explore the music of their time from the start of their musical journey,” Mr. Foumai says. “Moreover, it’s the gateway that may spark a musician to become a composer, […]

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  • Uncategorized May 4, 2022

    DCYOP Violinists Star in Spring Concerts

    by dcyouthAdmin
    DCYOP Violinists Star in Spring Concerts

    By Sandy Choi, Community Engagement and Digital Media Manager As we return to the University of the District of Columbia’s Theater of the Arts for our end-of-season concerts, two of our own violinists will take the stage in solo performances – one a veteran of the program and the other a brand new member of […]

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  • Uncategorized May 4, 2022

    A Maestro’s Journey

    by dcyouthAdmin
    A Maestro’s Journey

    YO and YP Principal Conductor, Kenneth Whitley, reflects on returning to Spain with the YO thirty years after their last visit and the power of music to build cultural bridges By Sandy Choi, Community Engagement and Digital Media Manager “Hey, we’re going a trip to Japan, you should come!” That’s how Maestro Kenneth Whitley, now […]

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  • Uncategorized April 27, 2022

    Noseda Returns to DCYOP

    by dcyouthAdmin
    Noseda Returns to DCYOP
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