ESYO Symphony Orchestra presents a 60-minute interactive introduction to symphonic music, most suitable for elementary and early middle school students.

Children are invited to help the wacky Guardian of the Forest recall a magical melody that will free the Heart Tree from a terrible spell cast by an evil sorcerer. The concert features excerpts from one of Antonín Dvořák's greatest works: Symphony No. 9, "From the New World." This humorous, educational and interactive performance is not to be missed--sign your class up today!

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Young People's Concert 2023

Excerpts from Symphony No. 9, "From the New World," Dvořák

Wednesday, October 18

10:30 am

Proctors Mainstage

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General admission is $7.50
Teacher admission FREE

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Welcome letter from Etienne


I am delighted to invite you to join the Empire State Youth Orchestra on Wednesday, October 18, 2023 for a magical performance featuring Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9, From the New World. We are so excited to be able to bring back this beloved annual tradition after our pandemic pause.

Our young audience will be invited to join a musical adventure, assisting the wacky and whimsical Guardian of the Forest to remember the magical melody that will help him free the world’s oldest trees from the spell cast by an evil sorcerer. Audience goers will be invited to participate in the journey, delighting in the antics, while at the same time learning about the impressive talent of Dvořák with excerpts from his work. This humorous, educational and interactive performance is not to be missed!

As always, the program, which is appropriate for students in elementary and early-middle school, will include an introduction to the instruments and musical interactions with the orchestra.

I hope you will join ESYO Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday, October 18 at 10:30am for what will certainly be an entertaining experience!