The Youth Orchestra is a brand new platform for young musicians in the capital to express their musical talent, through educational programmes, rehearsals and concerts throughout the year.
The Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi is collaborating with the International Music Institute - one of the oldest institutes in the country, founded in 1994 to oorganise a programme open to all music students in the United Arab Emirates. Students will be selected via an audition process.
The selected students will become members of the Youth Orchestra and will join a programme consisting of free weekly rehearsals and workshops hosted by highly qualified instructors. In addition, students will have the opportunity to perform at concerts in prestigious venues.
The first round of auditions opened in May 2022. Further auditions will be held in September and November to select more students to join the orchestra and the choir. Four performances of the Youth Orchestra are scheduled for 2022, with the opening event happening on June 28 at 6pm at the Cultural Foundation Auditorium. The concert will feature a mix of solo and orchestral music from the baroque/classical period, played by the junior and senior musicians of the Youth Orchestra.