Congratulations, VYOA students!

Congratulations to the members and conductors of each of the VYOA ensembles that performed on Sunday at OrchestraChorusPalooza! I’m very proud of all the focused and intensive work we’ve done together so far this season. All of us at ELMC wish you all a wonderful holiday season — have fun, enjoy your families, and “recharge your batteries” to kick off a great New Year. Looking forward to having you back making music in January!

– Jeff Domoto


Winter Choral Concert Rescheduled to January 27

The Winter Choral Concert has been cancelled due to weather.  The concert has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 27th at 7:00 pm.  Please pass this message on to family and friends who were planning to attend tonight’s concert.  We hope you will join us on January 27th!

Upcoming concerts in December

Join us for two wonderful concerts this month, our Winter Choral Concert and OrchestraChorusPalooza.  We hope you will come and enjoy some music this holiday season!

Winter Choral Concert – “Revel, My Friends”
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – 7:00 pm
Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College
$12/adults; $7/students. To purchase tickets, call 86-FLYNN or visit

“Revel, My Friends” features music of friendship and personal devotion including Gaelic and seafaring songs, songs of peace, and choral highlights of Gluck’s opera, Orfeo. 2014 marks an anniversary year of Gluck’s birth. The opera is testimony to the ultimate “triumph of love” retelling the fable with a more favorable, celebratory finale.

Sunday, December 14, 2014 – 4:00 pm
Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
$12/adults; $7/students. To purchase tickets, call 86-FLYNN or visit

This annual tradition features the VYOA’s three orchestras and two choruses.  VYO senior soloist Jake Dombek performs Mercadante’s Flute Concerto in E minor.  Join us as we celebrate the holidays with works by Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev, Shostakovich, and Leroy Anderson.

Giving Tuesday is December 2nd. Start your holiday season with a gift to the VYOA!

#GivingTuesday 2014
Tuesday, December 2nd

First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday, and now Giving Tuesday. Giving Tuesday is a national day of giving and the time to make a charitable gift to organizations that you love and support. We hope you will consider the VYOA this season!

Tuition covers 50% of our annual income and your support plays a part in making some of the following things possible:

  • Orchestra sectionals with some of the finest classical musicians and teachers in our area
  • School tour transportation bringing classical music to students in Franklin County, the Northeast Kingdom, Hanover and Norwich, and many more
  • Professional concert recording fees
  • Performances at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
  • Music rental fees
  • Performances and master classes with world-class artists such as Metropolitan Opera artist Latonia Moore, tenor Jesus Garcia, violinist Soovin Kim, cellist Cecily Parnas and many more
  • Presenting school-day and after-school strings, winds and percussion programs at schools serving at-risk students
  • Maintaining our home, the beautiful Elley-Long Music Center

Click on the #GivingTuesday logo below to make a secure online gift today. Gifts of stock are another easy way to support the VYOA. Please contact Rosina Cannizzaro at to take advantage of this great way to show your support.












VYO & VYP Fall Concert recordings available now!

Audio and video recordings of the VYO & VYP Fall Concert, which took place at the Flynn Center on September 28, are now available for purchase!

To purchase and download the audio recording, click HERE to go to the VYOA’s page on Instant Encore.

To purchase a DVD of of the performance, click HERE to order from RETN’s website.

2014-2015 Season Tickets On Sale Now!

Maestro Jeffrey Domoto builds on last year’s successful 50th anniversary celebration with a Flynn concert series that features a collaborative concert with the Vermont Youth Philharmonia, a Young Artist Festival, and celebrates the VYO’s Iceland Tour.

The Vermont Youth Philharmonia joins the VYO on September 28th for our kick-off concert of the season.  This concert features works by Vaughan Williams, Tchaikovsky, Verdi, and Borodin. The January Young Artist Festival features three of our four senior soloists: Emma Baker, Jillian Reed, and John Yao performing works by Bruch, Saint-Saëns, and Nielsen. Our final concert in May 2015 features works that celebrate Vermont, American composer Aaron Copland and Icelandic composer Jón Leifs in anticipation of our 2015 VYO Iceland Tour.

Season tickets are on sale now! Visit to view this year’s program listings or call 866-Flynn to purchase over the phone.

Single tickets go on sale September 15th and can be purchased online at

Jake Kahn/VYOA 5k Fun Run – Sunday, May 18

Join us on Sunday, May 18 at 10:00 am for the Jake Kahn/VYOA 5k Fun Run at the Elley-Long Music Center!  All proceeds from this event support the VYOA’s school tours, an important program that brings music to schoolchildren all over the state of Vermont.  Bring your family and friends to run, walk, or cheer from the sidelines.  Every participant will receive a FREE $10 gift certificate for Fleet Feet Sports, and there will be a raffle with great prizes after the race.  In addition, one free t-shirt per registering party will be given out while supplies last!

The Fun Run will happen rain or shine, and the race starts at 10:00 am.  Online pre-registration is encouraged, but you can also register at 9:00 am on the day of the race.

For full registration information click HERE.

Join the event on Facebook HERE.

50th Anniversary Concert Weekend – May 2 & 4

The VYOA celebrates its 50th anniversary with two very special concerts!  On Friday, May 2, the concert that launched the Vermont Youth Orchestra returns to Lyman C. Hunt Middle School, the location of the first VYO concert.  The orchestras of the VYOA come together to re-create the concert performed 50 years ago in April 1964 and includes works by Sammartini, Frescobaldi, Bach, Mozart, and Brahms.

Then on Sunday, May 4, join us for a culminating concert featuring the return of former VYOA music director Troy Peters to conduct an orchestra of VYO alumni, a new work for chorus and orchestra by alumnus Tim Woos, and Beethoven’s monumental Ninth Symphony, including soloists, the VYO Chorus, and members of the greater musical community in the Ode to Joy.  Don’t miss this outstanding conclusion to our 50th Anniversary Season!

Tickets for both concerts are available by calling 86-FLYNN, visiting,
or by going to the Flynn Box Office.