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.

Fall/Winter 2022

ESYO CHIME Performs at the GE Theatre

Friday, Dec 09 | 6:00 pm
All three ESYO CHIME ensembles come together under one roof! Join us at the GE Theatre inside Proctors on Dec 9.

ESYO Wind Orchestra Performs at the Massry Center

Saturday, Dec 10 | 3:00 pm
Ring in the holiday season with the regal resonance of ESYO Wind Orchestra. Performing at the Massry Center for the Arts on Madison Ave.

ESYO Percussion Holiday Concert at the Massry Center

Tuesday, Dec 20 | 7:30 pm
The ESYO Percussion Ensembles come together to celebrate the holidays with an evening of music sure to delight and excite!

The Holidays at ESYO


Thursday, Dec 15 - Sunday, Dec 18

Performing in MainStage at Proctors, Schenectady 
Featuring ESYO Symphony Orchestra & the Melodies of Christmas Chorale

2022 Season (Past)

Repertory, String, & Concertino String Orchestras perform at Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

Sunday, Nov 13 | 3:00 pm

Summer Sessions |ESYO Night at SPAC! Philadelphia Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Eroica

Thursday, Aug 11 | 7:00 pm

Summer Sessions | Sounds of Nature Hike with ESYO Conductor Joseph Gumpper

Thursday, Aug 11 | 10:00 am

Summer Sessions | Sight Reading Jam- Concertino Strings, String Orchestra, and CHIME Orchestra Strings

Wednesday, Aug 10 | 5:30 pm

Summer Sessions | Sight Reading Jam-Repertory Orchestra & Symphony Orchestra Strings

Tuesday, Aug 09 | 6:30 pm

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

Tuesday, Aug 09 | 5:00 pm

Summer Sessions | Brass Workshop & Reading Session

Tuesday, Aug 09 | 4:00 pm

Summer Sessions | Open Rehearsal with Composer Thomas Adès and the Boston Symphony Orchestra

Saturday, Aug 06 | 10:30 am

Summer Sessions | Open Rehearsal with Mark Morris Dance Group

Thursday, Aug 04 | 7:15 pm

Summer Sessions | The Sounds of Nature Hike with ESYO Conductor David Beck

Tuesday, Aug 02 | 10:00 am

Summer Sessions | Chamber Music Summer Program

Monday, Aug 01 | 12:00 am

Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood

Sunday, Jun 12 | 3:00 pm

Wind Orchestras perform at the Massry Center

Sunday, May 15 | 3:00 pm

Jazz Orchestras perform at SUNY Schenectady

Friday, May 13 | 7:30 pm

Percussion Ensembles perform at the Brown School

Sunday, May 08 | 7:00 pm

Concertino Strings, Woodwinds & Brass

Sunday, May 08 | 3:00 pm

Repertory & String Orchestra perform at the Zankel Music Center

Saturday, May 07 | 3:00 pm

Symphony Orchestra Performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto & Romeo & Juliet

Sunday, Apr 03 | 3:00 pm

Playathon 2022

Saturday, Mar 26 | 11:00 am

Wind Orchestra performs at Massry Center

Sunday, Mar 13 | 3:00 pm

ESYO Percussion Ensembles with UAlbany Percussion Ensemble

Monday, Mar 07 | 7:00 pm

2021 Season

A look back at some of our 2021 concerts...

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

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 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

Watch Repertory Orchestra on Virtual Concert Hall

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

Watch String Orchestra on virtual concert hall

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.

Available to watch! Click below for a free admission: