Reading Youth Orchestra
A small, friendly community of young musicians based in Reading, Berkshire. One of the oldest youth orchestras in the UK, we're proud to be continuing a long history of providing local students with a place to play great music in a supportive environment every Friday night.
RYO playing the world premiere of Bob Good’s Sinfonietta No. 1 ‘Silver’ in October 2022
Why our members love RYO
- Supportive environment – we build each other up
- Friendly and relaxed – we’re a mini community
- Exciting repertoire – from Beethoven to James Bond
- Musical development – improve your skills
- Creative opportunities – play solos, compositions and arrangements
RYO and Reading's Aldworth Philharmonic Orchestra were selected to take part in Making Music's Adopt a Music Creator project 2022.
RYO performed their Christmas Concert at St Joseph's College, as the PACT Christmas Concert was cancelled. They played three pieces which were recorded for the charity PACT to share with their supporters.
Two of our members are here to tell you about our year-end performance in September 2021. Elsa reflects on this as the …