Affiliate: Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra

Our Orchestras: The Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra (YYSO), established in 1965, gives student musicians ages 8-21 an opportunity to play music in a full symphony orchestra. Participation is by audition and students pay tuition to support operational expenses. Students from throughout the Yakima Valley rehearse weekly under the direction of Bruce Walker. Musical rigor is high as symphony arrangements are of a caliber exceeding that which most students would experience at school. Musicianship expectations also are high with strict attendance requirements and adherence to professional standards of conduct. The YYSO facilitates the function of the Yakima Ensemble for Strings (YES!) under the direction of Christy Baisinger to provide younger string players a similar symphonic opportunity.

2016-17 Performance Schedule
OCT 8, Sunday, 3:00pm Harvest Concert FREE!
DEC 10, Sunday, 3:00pm Winter Concert at the Capitol Theatre FREE!
FEB 26, Sunday, 3:00pm KinderKoncert at the Capitol Theatre FREE!
MAR 17, Friday, 7:00pm Waltzing with the Youth Symphony at the Harman Center (Fundraiser, $15 per ticket)
APR 23, Sunday, 3:00pm Spring Concert at the Capitol Theatre FREE!
For information about the YYSO and YES! please visit