Sinfonia Youth Orchestra

Sarah: Sinfonia Youth Orchestra member and Scranton violin student.

Sarah – SYO member & VMC Scranton violin student

Founded over 20 years ago by Fritz Valenches, the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s best kept musical secret. This group is a unique opportunity for the area’s gifted young musicians, and the young at heart, to commence and share their talents.

This group boasts immersion to the core. The orchestra largely works as a mentorship program in that our more experienced players play alongside and guide our less experienced players, often as young as 2 years old. The orchestra often features youth soloists and youth chamber music, providing an opportunity for the students that they would not have otherwise. The SYO provides a little something for everyone.

Spring Concert

Mother and daughter orchestra members: Anne & Anne Victoria.

Mother and daughter orchestra members: Anne & Anne Victoria.

Who: The Sinfonia Youth Orchestra

Fritz & Leah Valenches, directors

What: Annual Spring Concert

When: Sunday, April 7, 2013 3:15 p.m.

Where: St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church in Dunmore, PA


  • Vivaldi “Concerto for Four Violins in b minor”
  • Paganini “Moto Perpetuo”
  • Bach Sonata II “Double”
  • “Boil ‘Em Cabbage Down”
  • Works of other classic composers & folk tunes.

A sneak preview…

The members of the Sinfonia Youth Orchestra manage to pull a performance together in just 6 rehearsals! Here’s a sneak peek at our fourth rehearsal this past Sunday. Need more information about our upcoming performance, how to join the orchestra, or violin lessons? Contact us today.