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December 23, 2021

DCYOP Students Take the Stage Once Again

Ruben McFarlane, longtime instructor and newly appointed conductor of Sinfonia, leads his students in their performance at CHEC.

For the first time in almost exactly two years, DCYOP proudly presented all nine of our ensembles – from the beginners who were performing in a group for the very first time to the seasoned pros in our full symphonic orchestras – on an indoor stage before an enthusiastic audience at the Columbia Heights Education Campus.

After weeks of careful preparations and planning to ensure the safety and security of our students, we welcomed them along with their friends and families to enjoy a full days of concerts that spanned an impressive range of works from contemporary pieces for young student musicians to some of the most beloved works of the traditional canon. We were also proud to present the world premiere of “Undiscovered Pathways,” an exciting new work by local composer Adrian B. Sims, that was commissioned through the K-12 New Music Project

You can hear all four concerts on our YouTube channel by checking out our 2021 Winter Concerts playlist. Be sure to subscribe to catch more exciting performances to come in 2022!

In the meantime, please enjoy this clip of our Youth Philharmonic led by Maestro Kenneth Whitley in a performance of the festive final movement of Gustav Holst’s St. Paul’s Suite:

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