Since 1977, the Denver Young Artists Orchestra has nurtured the next generation of musicians, performing some of the greatest masterpieces of the classical-music cannon. Celebrating 40 years of inspiring youth orchestra programs for young musicians, ages seven to 23, DYAO performs the final concert of their 40th season, Transformations, at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at Boettcher Concert Hall. All ages are welcome.
For this finale concert, conductor and music director, Wes Kenney, rounds out a theme of symphony 5ths (previously Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky), for his fifth year with DYAO. The top-level ensemble, the Young Artists Orchestra, will perform Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.
Divided into three performance levels, DYAO represents the future of classical music, with students hailing from 100 schools across the Front Range. The top-level ensemble is the only youth orchestra in the state who performs a yearly side-by-side concert with the Colorado Symphony.
Tickets range from $6 to $19.50. Boettcher Concert Hall is in the Denver Performing Arts Complex at 1000 14th St., Denver.