Glendale Youth Orchestra


"Somebody did not send the GYO kids the memo about how mediocre youth orchestras are supposed to perform.  And conductor Brad Keimach must have been absent from his Juilliard conducting class the day they discussed how youth orchestras could not possibly achieve any level of excellence when playing the "heavy" composers like Mozart or Beethoven."

- Jose Ruiz, reviewplays.com 2010

Conductor's Blog


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31st Season Calendar/ 2019-2020 Season

Sunday, November 24th, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Alex Theatre) - Season Opener

Sunday, March 8th, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Alex Theatre)

Sunday, May 17th, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Alex Theatre) - Concerto Winners

Directions  to the Alex Theatre here


GYO's Mission

Three performances every year

The mission of the Glendale Youth Orchestra is to provide qualified young musicians an environment in which to explore, comprehend, appreciate and develop a lasting interest in music in a quality setting.

As orchestra members, these young musicians:

  • Perform concerts of standard symphonic music at the Alex Theatre
  • Interact with students who share their interest in music
  • Learn the value of achievement, teamwork, and discipline
  • Work with top teaching professionals as coaches
  • Extend and enhance, though not replace their school music experience
  • Give back to their community
  • Serve as an example for their peers
  • Experience the joy of accomplishment and the pride of a performance well done