2020 ESYO Symphony Orchestra Tour

We are excited to announce that ESYO Symphony Orchestra will be going on Tour to Argentina and Uruguay this summer! Eligible members will include 2019/2020 Symphony Orchestra members, ESYO alumni, and students from the Capital Region.

We know this will be an incredible journey, one that will afford our young musicians the opportunity to perform in outstanding halls and to engage in cultural exchanges with South American youth musicians during residencies and in side-by-side concerts.


Tour Information

Costs
  • ESYO Symphony Orchestra members (includes cost of Frost Valley Fall Retreat, Orchestra Tuition & Fees, and Tour): $4,950
  • ESYO Alumni and guest musicians: $3,850
  • Chaperones: $3,350
  • Tour Friends: $4,350
  • Payments may be spread out over 8 months.
Tour Dates
  • July 5 to July 16, 2020 
Rehearsal Dates
  • Musicians are required to attend all tour rehearsals. 
  • Rehearsal Dates: Tuesdays, June 9- June 30, 2020 (Times TBA).
  • Location: Brown School, Schenectady   
Repertoire
  • Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil): Sinfonietta No.1
  • Leonard Bernstein (USA): 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 
  • Esteban Benzecry (Argentina): Obertura Tanguera 
  • Johannes Brahms (Germany): Symphony No. 2

Violin Auditions

Auditions will be held on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Proctors (The Addy, 3rd Floor) to fill tour vacancies for violinists. Current ESYO members, ESYO alumni, and students from the Capital Region are invited to audition! Please review the information below before applying.

Deadline to apply: Monday, October 7, 2019

Audition Date & Location
  • Audition Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019 starting at 4pm
  • You will be assigned a time upon submitting an application.
  • Location: The Addy (3rd Floor) at Proctors Theatre, Schenectady.
  • Directions/Parking to Proctors
  • If you cannot make the audition date, please contact Andrea Restrepo, Operations Assistant, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to arrange a video audition. 
Audition Expectations & Requirements
  • Playing at NYSSMA Level 6 or higher.
  • No age limit!
  • Prepare ALL excerpts even though you may not be asked to play all of them during your audition. 
  • Please include a list of recent solo repertoire in your application.
Tour Information & Costs
  • The cost to attend the Tour as a guest musician is $3,850.
  • Payments may be spread out over 8 months.
  • An official itinerary will be distributed as soon as completed. Please click here to see a sample itinerary
Tour & Rehearsal Dates
  • Musicians are required to attend all tour rehearsals. 
  • Rehearsal Dates: Tuesdays, June 9- June 30, 2020 at Brown School (Times TBA).
  • Tour Dates: July 5-July 16, 2020
Questions?

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518.382.7581 


Musician Information

Please fill out the following forms if you are a current ESYO Symphony Orchestra member or alumnus going on tour.

Itinerary
  • An official itinerary will be distributed as soon as completed.
  • Please click here to see a sample itinerary. 
Flight Information

• AA 953 05JUL JFK-EZE 2155-0947+1
• AA 984 15JUL MVD-MIA 2015-0448+1
• AA 1571 16JUL MIA-JFK 0700-1001

Travel Packet
  • Travel Packet must be completed by January 7, 2020.
  • The packet includes:
    • Acceptance of Responsibility Form
    • Health Insurance Form
    • Medical History Form
    • Instrument Form
    • Travel Authorization Form
  • If you have not received a Travel Packet, please contact Lisa Stulmaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Rehearsal Schedule & Tour Meetings
  • Tuesday, June 9 Tour Meeting at 6pm; Rehearsal 7:00-9:30pm
  • Tuesday, June 16 Rehearsal time TBD
  • Tuesday, June 23 Rehearsal time TBD
  • Tuesday, June 30 Rehearsal time TBD 

Chaperones 

ESYO will bring both staff and parents on the Tour. To be considered in the selection process, please fill out the application below. Selection will be based on tour group size, chaperone experience, and specific tour needs. The cost to attend the tour as a chaperone is $3,350. 


Tour Friends 

Classical Movements provides a full-service, parallel Tour for friends and family who would like to enjoy the sites and attend the performances. The cost for this experience is $4,350. Please contact Lisa Stulmaker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information before registering. 


Questions?

Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 518.382.7581