Fairbanks Youth Orchestras
We have an exciting season in front of us. In addition to our three usual concerts, we are teaming up with Halloween Town at Pioneer Park this fall for an opportunity for a Halloween concert! For the Summer of 2013, the Youth Symphony headed to Italy and Austria for a performance tour. Last season the Youth Symphony provided the pit orchestra for Opera Fairbanks' production of the Velveteen Rabbit in April 2013.
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.