The Richmond Symphony will hold open-house sessions later in the month on its Youth Orchestra Program, with introductions to its entry-level String Sinfonietta and intermediate-level Camerata Strings and Youth Concert Orchestra at 4:30 p.m. March 21 at Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, 1000 Mosby St.; and an introduction to its advanced-level Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra at 4:45 p.m. March 28 at Dominion Arts Center, Sixth and Grace streets.
Reservations are required to attend the sessions.
Prospective members and their parents are invited to bring their instruments and experience a rehearsal. Question-and-answer sessions will follow the rehearsals.
Auditions are not required for membership in the String Sinfonietta. Auditions for the other ensembles, all to be held at Dominion Arts Center:
May 23 (4:30-8 p.m.) and May 30 (4:30-8 p.m.) – Camerata Strings, Youth Concert Orchestra and Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra.
June 6 (4:30-8 p.m.) – Youth Concert Orchestra and Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Aug. 15 (5-7 p.m.) – Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Aug. 22 (4:30-8 p.m.) – Camerata Strings and Youth Concert Orchestra.
To make reservations for an open house or obtain more information about the Youth Orchestra Program, call (804) 788-4717, Ext. 144, or link online: http://www.richmondsymphony.com/education-engagement/