The Sinfonietta comprises approximately 50 – 60 string players (violin, viola, cello and bass), who are in 11th grade or younger

This ensemble focuses on cross-listening between sections, blend and balance, expressing various styles of music, and pursuing detailed, mature music making. Sinfonietta members demonstrate advanced shifting and bowing technique and are introduced to some of the most challenging string literature ever written.

Under direction of Susan Younghans, the Sinfonietta performs three concerts annually.

The Greater Dallas Youth Orchestra rehearses, Sunday, November 20, 2022 at the Moody Performance Hall in the Arts District in Dallas.
Listen to the Sinfonietta
Ireland: A Downland Suite
Whitacre: Water Night

Rehearsals and Requirements

The Sinfonietta rehearsals are from 1:00 – 3:00pm on Sunday afternoons at the Sammons Center for the Arts.
Sinfonietta members are in the 11th grade or younger.