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Enjoy the music you love performed by the vibrant members of ESYO and pay what you can with Access ESYO! Tickets start at $1

Whether it's online in our new virtual concert hall or in-person, ESYO welcomes you to enjoy every performance.  Purchase your general admission ticket for $25 or take advantage of Access ESYO, an online "pay what you can" ticketing system. Whichever you decide, please support in-person music-making by paying what you would typically spend on a LIVE concert.

Your ticket purchase creates opportunity for young musicians in New York's Capital Region.

Summer/Fall 2023

2023 Season (Past)

A look back at some of our recorded concerts...

Below are past events that are available to watch on the Virtual Concert Hall

Symphony Orchestra Performs Tanglewood with Fabrizo Cassol

June 12, 2023 at Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall

ESYO Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Etienne Abelin closed out the 2021-2022 season with a premiere of Fabrizio Cassol's Concerto Grosso for Cello & DJ/Electronics at Tanglewood's Ozawa Hall.

This innovative piece puts a "new spin" on Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. and features Peabody Conservatory's Wendel Patrick and Juilliard cellist Sebastian Stoger. The work is a sonic interplay between the past and the present and a musical essay on memory. Quoted throughout the piece are samples, riffs, and harmonies of Brahms’ final symphony with new sounds and textures produced by the DJ and turntables. Innovative and uncommon additions to a classical orchestra like turntables represent the present-day reality, while the cellist represents the past and what Johanne Brahms has written.

Sleigh Ride | An ESYO Holiday Spectacular featuring Madison VanDenburg

SUNDAY, DEC. 19, 2021 | 3:00PM

Proctors in Schenectady

Ring in the holiday season with family and friends at the Empire State Youth Orchestra. Catch the spirit of the season and take a joyful sleigh ride with sparkling holiday favorites, Christmas carols, and inspired Symphonic classics filled with good cheer. ESYO’s former Music Director Helen Cha-Pyo returns to conduct Mozart’s Sleigh Ride and the Skater’s Waltz by Émile Waldteufel. ESYO Youth Jazz Orchestra performs the famed holiday classic (There is no place like) Home for the holidays, by Capital Region native Robert Allen and American Idol finalist Madison VanDenburg returns home to perform her hit new single, The Light of Christmas, with ESYO.  It is fun for the whole family.

Available to watch! Click below for a free admission: