Chamber Orchestra


Student Director and Founder: Romeo Vashishth, violin
Artistic Advisor: Etienne Abelin
Membership: 16-18
Auditions: Early June
Rehearsals: Weekly on Sunday afternoons
NYSSMA Level: Generally 6+

ESYO Chamber Orchestra is an auditioned ensemble closely tied to Symphony Orchestra and is composed of 16-18 string musicians whose technical skill, musicality, and ensemble musicianship is at the highest level. The conductor-less ensemble explores challenging chamber music literature from the Baroque period through today and receives regular coaching from professional musicians.

The ensemble empowers advanced musicians to refine their ensemble skills while expanding their knowledge and appreciation of chamber music literature. Performing on stage in local and regional venues, ESYO Chamber Orchestra musicians are challenged to become musically self-reliant and learn when to lead, when to listen, and how to be an active member of a small/medium sized group.