Auditions are now open for the Festival Orchestra, a premiere ensemble of the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra (YPO) directed by award-winning YPO Artistic Director and Conductor Alyze Dreiling. The Festival Orchestra brings together international soloists (Angel Romero, guitar, and Yuval Yaron, violin), award-winning Soloists Ensemble alumni, and some of the finest pre-professional musicians in San Diego! Auditions are open to musicians in high school and college, or with conductor approval. Repertoire includes Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Sibelius symphonies, Bach violin concerti, and the Mendelssohn violin concerto. Rehearsals are in Rancho Bernardo. Performances are at the Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church (June 24) and CA Center for the Arts Escondido (July 8 and 15).

For audition information, musicians may contact Alyze Dreiling at alyzedreiling@gmail.com or 858-592-9790. YPO is a nonprofit performing arts organization serving communities throughout San Diego with in-school, after-school, and ensemble programs for all ages. For details and registration visit www.yposd.org.