Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra
Performing on the Community Stage
Saturday May 6, 2017
3:00 - 3:40pm
For over 40 years, the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra (RDYO) has provided an orchestral education program for young musicians. The RDYO currently serves approximately 150 string, wind, brass, and percussion students, all in an ensemble setting. The Orchestra provides a type of musical instruction that is not commonly available for children and youth: that is, instruction and performance opportunities in an ensemble setting. For many youth, the RDYO is a social as well as an educational opportunity: our youth are able to meet other young people who share their passion for music. Public and community concerts are an integral part of the RDYO program, both to provide performance opportunities for our young musicians and to bring the joy of music to diverse audiences in the community. This makes us very much a part of the cultural life of the Metro Vancouver community. In 2015, our various divisions and chamber groups performed at more than 30 public concerts in schools, community halls, churches, seniors’ homes, and community festivals.