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2023-2024 Season Highlights

The season was distinguished by four Classical Concerts exploring  orchestral repertoire, two Discovery Concerts centering on important developmental programs for young audiences, a Community Celebrations Concert featuring members of the Louisville Orchestra plus a guest organist, and two Pops Concerts offering uplifting musical repertoire for enthusiastic audiences.

Our two full orchestras, two string orchestras, and four chamber ensembles demonstrated their impressive talent throughout the year. The LYO continues to offer extraordinary experiences for its diverse members and audiences throughout the community.

The following are highlights from this sensational year. Click on any image to see an enlargement.

Symphony Orchestra / Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Christopher Wolfzorr, assistant conductor / March 17, 2024 

END OF SEASON POPS CONCERT  /  Sunday, April 28, 2024  /  Iroquois Amphitheater

All  LYO Orchestras and Ensembles

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Concert Orchestra provided a rollicking presentation of Crazy Train.

Symphony Orchestra concluded the program with music from Star Wars.


LYO was also pleased to introduce a new logo that represents all the beauty and positive energy our young musicians bring to this organization and the community.

The Iroquois concert is free and has become a popular tradition. All ensembles perform for a large, enthusiastic audience in a spirited pops program that is fun and full of surprises.

CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES IV Sunday March 17, 2024  /  Ogle  Center at IUS  

Symphony and Repertory Orchestras, Flute and Percussion Ensembles

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Reice Hudson and Chipper Fellows performed the second movement from Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp. Reice and Chipper were winners of this year's Concerto Competition and gave an uplifting performance that received a standing ovation.


LYO's graduating Seniors were recognized and commended both as masterful musicians and as exemplary students.

CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES III  /  Sunday March 10, 2024  /  Broadway Baptist Church

Serenade and Concert Orchestras, Horizons

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LYO's youngest musicians presented an exceptional program before a packed audience.


COMMUNITY CELEBRATIONS CONCERT  /  Thursday, February 15, 2024 / St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church

 Symphony Orchestra                                   


The Symphony Orchestra was joined by Kirk Rich, organist, and members of the Louisville Orchestra in a masterful program celebrating LYO's connectedness with the arts in Louisville. This collaboration was made possible by a partnership with Kentucky Performing Arts and The Gheens Foundation.

The Saint-Saens Organ Symphony concluded the program.

HOLIDAY POPS CONCERT  /  Sunday, December 10, 2023 / Youth Performing Arts School (YPAS)

   Symphony Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, Serenade Orchestra,

   Horizons Wind Ensemble, Flute Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble



The LYO Holiday Pops Concert features all ensembles. This year's concert was completely sold out and was streamed live. It was a memorable performance flled with  uplifting music and lighthearted surprises.

Symphony Orchestra performs Sleigh Ride, Doug Elmore, Conductor

DISCOVERY CONCERT / Monday, NOV 20 2023 / Brown Theater
Symphony Orchestra


More than 1,400 students from throughout the region attended LYO's annual Discovery Concert at the historic Brown Theater.  This free concert is made possible through support of individual patrons who remember the importance of "Making Music" concerts when they were young. 

CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES II / Sunday NOV 19, 2023 / Brown Theater
Symphony, Repertory and Concert Orchestras


Concert Orchestra

Chris Lerner, conductor


Repertory Orchestra

Ian Elmore, conductor


Symphony Orchestra

Doug Elmore, conductor

LYO's three major orchestras performed their first classical concert of the season. It was an awesome performance before a large and enthusiastic audience.

CLASSICAL CONCERT SERIES  /  Sunday, November 12, 2023 / Ballard High School
Serenade Orchestra, Horizons Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble


Serenade Orchestra / Robert Dixon, conductor


Instrumental ensembles provide an opportunity to practice together and experience the diversity of instrumentation. For many new members this  concert was their first opportunity to perform together. 

Horizons Brass Ensemble / Chris Schmidt, conductor

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