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2014-2015 Concert Season

2013-2014 Concert Season

  • April 25, 2014: AYPO Appoints Christopher Zimmerman Artistic Director
  • April 16, 2014: AYPO Receives $10,000 NEA Grant
  • April 10, 2014: AYPO Hosts Chamber Ensemble Recital
  • January 14, 2014: "Symphonic Stars" Concert Features Guest Pianist Michael Sheppard
  • January 2, 2014: AYPO Hosts Season’s First Chamber Ensemble Master Class
  • December 15, 2013: Watch Millennium Stage Performance Online
  • December 2, 2013: AYPO Performs Chamber Music at Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage
  • November 25, 2013: "Suite Serenade" with Concert Orchestra & Symphonic Orchestra
  • October 22, 2013: AYPO Presents Comps for Kids Concert: Free for Ages 18 and Under
  • August 7, 2013: AYPO Announces Christopher Zimmerman as Principal Conductor
  • July 22, 2013: National Youth Orchestra's musicians act as 'ambassadors' around the world (AYPO "widely considered the flagship of the D.C. area youth orchestra programs.") (The Washington Post)

2012-2013 Concert Season

  • May 21, 2013: Tenor Rolando Sanz to Perform “Festa Italiana” Concert with AYPO
  • May 1, 2013: AYPO Celebrates Mother's Day with Classical Music
  • April 16, 2013: AYPO Percussion Ensemble to Perform “Inspirations of Frank Zappa” Concert
  • April 2, 2013: Free Recital of Music Buddies and Chamber Ensemble Programs
  • April 2, 2013: NSO Violinist and Cellist to Perform “Musical Masters” Concert with AYPO
  • March 19, 2013: Free Master Class with The Ensemble da Camera of Washington
  • March 5, 2013: AYPO Opens Audition Application for the 2013-2014 Season
  • February 21, 2013: Free Master Class with The Ensemble da Camera of Washington
  • February 21, 2013: String Ensemble and Concert Orchestra to Perform "Tones of Triumph" Concert
  • February 7, 2013: NSO Violist Tsuna Sakamoto to Perform “Symphonic Serenade” Concerts
  • January 23, 2013: Ahn Trio to Perform at Benefit Concert for AYPO
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  • January 17, 2013: NSO Violinist Ricardo Cyncynates to Perform “Americana” Concert with AYPO
  • January 2, 2013: Free Master Class with The Ensemble da Camera of Washington
  • December 4, 2012: Free Master Class Series Begins December 16
  • November 27, 2012: AYPO Debuts New Conductor at “’Tis the Season” Concert
  • November 27, 2012: AYPO Presents Concert of “Music in Motion”
  • October 24, 2012: AYPO Presents Comps for Kids Concert: Free for Ages 18 and Under!
  • October 17, 2012: AYPO Announces Renowned Ensemble In-Residence for Chamber Program
  • October 16, 2012: At National Gallery, a fitting tribute to 19th-century Italian musical glory (Washington Post review of Ricardo Cyncynates, violinist/violist of The Ensemble da Camera of Washington and guest artist for January 27 AYP concert)
  • August 24, 2012: AYPO Growth Results in Need for Restructuring

2011-2012 Concert Season

2010-2011 Concert Season

2009-2010 Concert Season

2008-2009 Concert Season

Performance Reviews (Click here to download the media kit)

The following are reviews of AYPO in The Washington Post. Please visit the Washington Post's website and use the 'search' feature corresponding to the date of publication:

  • January 22, 2012, AYP, "Splendid Sound from American Youth Philharmonic"
  • June 2, 2009, AYSO and AYP, "Haza's Last Night: Conductor Who Led Youth Orchestra for 25 Years"
  • February 23, 2008, AYP, "American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra"
  • June 5, 2007, AYSO and AYP, "From Youth Orchestras, Operatic Flair"
  • April 24, 2007, AYP, "Excelling in the Heat of Passions"
  • December 20, 2006, AYP & the Choral Arts Society of Washington, "Performing Arts"
  • June 6, 2006, AYSO and AYP, "Performing Arts"
  • January 31, 2006, AYP, "A High Note for Youth Philharmonic"
  • June 7, 2005, AYSO and AYP, "American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras"
  • June 3, 2003, AYSO and AYP, American Youth Philharmonic Orchestras"
  • June 4, 2002, AYSO and AYP, "American Youth Philharmonic"
  • March 5, 2002, AYP, "American Youth Philharmonic"
  • January 8, 2002, AYP, "Youth Philharmonic Hits a High Note"

The following is review of The Juilliard School's Focus! Festival in The New York Times which mentioned AYPO alumnus and percussionist, Eric Roberts. Please visit the New York Times' website and use the 'search' feature to locate the article:

  • January 30, 2006, "The Juilliard Focus (Loud and Clear): 'Let's Hear It for the New'"

In June 2009 the Northern Virginia Magazine featured Music Director Luis Haza. Click here for the full article.


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Elan magazine In February 2008, the artistic staff of AYPO is featured in an article about their history, goals, and how they impact the community as music educators. Click here for the full article. In May 2006, Luis Haza, Music Director of AYPO and Conductor of the American Youth Philharmonic, is interviewed about his life and love of music. Click here for the full article.

SeleccionesClick here to read about Luis Haza in Reader's Digest Selecciones and "How to Reach the American Dream".