Rocky Mountain Youth Orchestra launches in Lone Tree

Auditions ongoing for young musicians ages 12-19

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Posted 11/25/19

Young musicians in the south Denver metro area can now stay closer to home while pursuing their art with the launch of the Rocky Mountain Youth Orchestra. Children in the area typically travel to …

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Rocky Mountain Youth Orchestra launches in Lone Tree

Auditions ongoing for young musicians ages 12-19

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Young musicians in the south Denver metro area can now stay closer to home while pursuing their art with the launch of the Rocky Mountain Youth Orchestra.

Children in the area typically travel to downtown Denver or Arvada to participate in such programs. Rocky Mountain Youth Orchestra will perform at Cornerstone Church in Lone Tree, with additional performances around the area. Its first concert is Dec. 3.

Rocky Mountain Youth Orchestra will emphasize creating multi-sensory musical experiences to classical music concert-goers, said a news release. It is a continuation of what was formerly Valor Symphonics, formed in 2011. While the passions remain the same — educating today’s musical youth in a creative, multi-artistic way — Rocky Mountain Youth Orchestra will execute it a little differently, the release said.

The goal of Rocky Mountain Youth Orchestra is to train and inspire students to be independent and confident musicians who can enjoy and participate in music, alone and with others in their community, throughout their lives, the release said.

Young musicians will study and perform traditional and modern orchestral masterpieces in connection with the broader context of other arts and culture. It will be headed by local musician David Rutherford, who has undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Northern Colorado. He has been an educator and orchestral director for more than 20 years, and was the morning host on CPR’s KVOD (90.1 FM) for many years.

Auditions for young musicians, ages 12-19, are ongoing and prospective students may inquire through our website at RMYO.org.

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