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

Movie Music Play-in Concert with Symphony & Repertory Orchestra

Monday, Oct 09 | 3:00 pm
Bring your instrument to join the musicians of the Albany Symphony and ESYO on stage to play-in on one of the most iconic pieces in film music history, The Imperial March from Star Wars. Invite your friends and family to enjoy a full Movie Music Concert by the Albany Symphony and ESYO and your MVP Arena debut!

Young People's Concert 2023

Wednesday, Oct 18 | 10:30 am
Come along on our musical adventure to help the wacky and whimsical Guardian of the Forest remember the magical melody that will free our world’s oldest trees from a terrible spell cast by an evil sorcerer. Take part in the journey, delight in the antics and learn about the impressive talent of Dvorak through excerpts from one of his greatest works, Symphony No. 9, From the New World. This humorous, educational and interactive performance is not to be missed!

2023 Seniors' Concert

Wednesday, Oct 18 | 1:00 pm
The young musicians of the ESYO Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Etienne Abelin will present Antonín Dvořák Symphony no. 9 "From the New World" in an hour long concert sure to marvel all music lovers. Attendees are invited to stay for a brief Q&A with our musicians following the event! Tickets are free, but we ask you to register today to ensure your spot!

2023 Season (Past)

Summer Sessions | ESYO Night at SPAC! Rachmaninoff at 150 with The Philadelphia Orchestra

Friday, Aug 11 | 7:30 pm

Summer Sessions | Sight Reading Jam - Winds, Brass, & Percussion

Wednesday, Aug 09 | 4:15 pm

Summer Sessions | Brass Camp

Tuesday, Aug 08 | 1:00 pm

Summer Sessions | Soundpainting Workshop

Monday, Aug 07 | 2:00 pm

Summer Sessions | BSO Open Rehearsal at Tanglewood

Saturday, Aug 05 | 10:30 am

Summer Sessions | Conducting Workshop

Friday, Aug 04 | 1:00 pm

Summer Sessions | Sight Reading Jam - NYSSMA Levels 5-6+ Strings

Thursday, Aug 03 | 6:30 pm

Summer Sessions | Sight Reading Jam - NYSSMA Levels 3-4 Strings

Thursday, Aug 03 | 5:00 pm

Summer Sessions | Hiking with Conductors and Friends

Tuesday, Aug 01 | 10:00 am

Summer Sessions | String Chamber Music Program

Monday, Jul 31 | 10:00 am

Symphony Orchestra

Sunday, Apr 02 | 3:00 pm

Playathon 2023

Saturday, Mar 25 | 10:30 am

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: