Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra
Members of the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra perform Ravel's Le Tombeau de Couperin and Schubert's Symphony no. 4 in C Minor, D. 417.
Comprised of 70 of Los Angeles’s most talented 15- to 25-year-old musicians, the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra is the second-oldest pre-professional training orchestra in the country. For 58 consecutive seasons, the orchestra has performed admission-free concerts for the public in professional venues throughout Los Angeles, with audiences totaling more than 4,000 annually. The orchestra’s rich history includes more than 43 world premieres, including works by world-renowned composers such as Igor Stravinsky, Ingolf Dahl, Michael Torke, and Paul Chihara. The orchestra adheres to a professional rehearsal schedule and performs the full range of orchestra literature, from Baroque to today. Musicians are selected each year through blind auditions, adjudicated by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and other eminent Los Angeles–based musicians. Over the years, approximately 3,000 young musicians have played with the Debut Orchestra, exceptionally prepared for success in a wide-range of musical professions.