Established in 2000 as LYO's flagship ensemble, the Philharmonic is a full orchestra that welcomes student musicians comprised primarily of grades 9-12 whose concerts performed each season explore the broad classical symphonic repertoire. Acceptance into the ensemble is via audition and is typically suited to the student who have been playing for 5 to 9 years.
Student musicians are introduced to a wide variety of pieces expressly suited for the orchestra, while also having the opportunity to work and perform with supporting guest artists as applicable according to the repertoire.
The goal is to instruct young musicians, with the finest orchestral training possible that provides for an environment of artistic growth, both for those whose desire it is to pursue an eventual career in music or those who are committed to the fullest development of their musical talent and skills. We strive to provide instruction that will allow students to master the skills required to succeed in experiencing the full symphonic repertoire.