Concerts & Events

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 each and every concert.  Purchase your general admission ticket for $10 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.

2021 Season

ESYO String Orchestra & Concertino Strings

Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021 | 4:00PM

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall


Joseph Gumpper, String Orchestra Conductor
Leo Milman, Concertino Strings Conductor

ESYO Wind Orchestra

SUNDAY, DEC. 12, 2021 | 2:00PM

Massry Center for the Arts at The College of St. Rose

Dr. Robert Hansbrough, conductor

Featuring ESYO Wind Orchestra Woodwind Choir and Brass Choir

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.

ESYO Percussion Ensembles Holiday Concert

TUESDAY, DEC. 21, 2021 | 8:00PM

Brown School in Schenectady

Richard Albagli, conductor
Mark Foster, conductor
John Antonio, conductor
Genoveffa Vitale, conductor

ESYO Percussion Ensembles ring in the holiday season with seasonal favorites and masterworks arranged for contemporary percussion ensembles.

ESYO Symphony Orchestra

Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 | 7:30PM

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Andrés Rivas, Guest Conductor

ESYO Symphony Orchestra and The Orchestra Now's Andrés Rivas illuminate the autumn night sky and welcome audiences back with Antonin Dvorak's brilliant Symphony No. 8 and Jennifer Higdon's Light, a vivid orchestral overture. ESYO's youthful musicians hit the ballroom with Arturo Márquez's mariachi-inspired Danzón.

ESYO Percussion Ensembles

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021 | 7:00PM

The Brown School in Schenectady

Richard Albagli, conductor
Mark Foster, conductor
John Antonio, conductor
Genoveffa Vitale, conductor

Music by David Maslanka, Chad Floyd, Thomas Brown, and more.

ESYO Repertory Orchestra + Youth Jazz Orchestra

Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 | 7:00PM

Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

David Beck, ESYO Repertory Orchestra Conductor
Dr. Peter Bellino, ESYO Youth Jazz Orchestra Conductor
Michael Rodriquez, Guest Trumpet Soloist