Fairbanks Youth Orchestras
2014-15 SeasonA great concert by our Concert Orchestra and Youth Symphony strings at Chena Hot Springs, and a performance by our String Orchestra at the UAF Jazz Fest were highlights of this year. The Fairbanks Youth Symphony performed an arrangement of music from Les Miserables for this year's Friendship Day concert, and you can see a beautiful montage video here created by Kade Mendelowitz: FYS Friendship Day.
Our 2014 Spring Concert was May 17 at 2 PM at the Davis Concert Hall and included a world premiere of "The Great Snow Day", a work by Fairbanks' own Reuben Spencer. We received a nice write up about the concert by the News Miner: 2014 Young Musicians Do Interior Alaska Proud.
The Fairbanks Youth Orchestras was started by Gordon Wright and Inga-Lisa Wright in 1970 with 18 string players. Read more about the early FYO on our history page.The Fairbanks Youth Orchestras (FYO) is a non-profit organization under the auspices of the Fairbanks Symphony Association. Three youth ensembles make up the Fairbanks Youth Orchestras: String Orchestra, Concert Orchestra & Youth Symphony. Rehearsals and final orchestra concerts are on the University of Alaska Fairbanks campus, in the Fine Arts Complex.