Napa Valley Youth Symphony, still feeling the creative boost of a successful performance tour of Ireland, Scotland and England over the summer, is announcing its upcoming 2016-2017 season.
“Our European tour was an experience that none of us will forget. We got to play Haydn in his adopted home of London and Irish folk songs in Dublin,” says Tristan Arnold, the group’s artistic director. “I felt that the orchestra achieved a new level of precision through the busy schedule of rehearsal and performing. I can’t wait to bring this fresh orchestra back to our home audience.”
The orchestra is made up of three performance groups: Sinfonia, the younger musicians, Napa Valley Youth Symphony older musicians (typically in high school), and Napa Youth Chamber Ensemble, a smaller, more advanced string group.
The 2016-2017 Season
— Napa Valley Youth Symphony Fall Concert, Sunday, Nov. 6, 2 p.m., Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 College Way, Napa
— Sinfonia & Napa Youth Chamber Ensemble Fall Concert, Saturday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m., Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St., Napa
— Napa Valley Youth Symphony & Sinfonia Winter Concert, featuring the 2017 NVYS Concerto Competition Winners, Saturday, Feb. 11, 4 p.m., Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center, 2277 College Way, Napa
— Napa Valley Youth Symphony 14th Annual Red Gala, Saturday, April 29, 5 p.m., Napa Valley Center for Performing Arts at Lincoln Theater, Yountville
— Napa Valley Youth Symphony & Sinfonia Riverside Free Community Concert, Saturday, May 13, 4 p.m.
For tickets to events, or information on the Napa Valley Youth Symphony, visit www.nvyso.org.