The Worcester Youth Orchestras offer several ensemble opportunities for young musicians.
Visit the Worcester Youth Orchestras web site for complete information on the Baroque Orchestra, WYO’s Symphonic Division and Young Artists Preparatory Division.
The Worcester Baroque Orchestra focuses on repertoire and performance practice from the Baroque Era. A highly competitive ensemble, average size is 10-15 students, enrollment is open, by audition, to all string students and a few limited spots for wind players. The orchestra performs the masterworks by Handel, Vivaldi and Bach, as well as lesser known gems from the Baroque Era.
The orchestra performs in small intimate venues with a limited but focused rehearsal period. In addition, students have the opportunity to play on baroque instruments.
Rehearsals for most programs are held at either Pakachoag Music School or Auburn High School.
Students range from roughly 3rd grade (younger students are welcome to audition for consideration) through high school.
Visit the Worcester Youth Orchestras web site for complete information.