Meet up with other ESYO musicians and make new friends before rehearsals begin with ESYO's summer sessions. At ESYO's Summer Sessions, you'll study your instrument with professional chamber musicians, learn new skills, enjoy the great outdoors, and dust off your sight-reading skills.
Two-week Program | Monday, Wednesday, Friday, August 1-12, 2022
Explore the world of chamber music with your friends this summer during ESYO’s summer chamber music program. Sign up with your friends and create your chamber ensemble or sign up on your own, and ESYO will match you with a group of musicians who are as passionate about music as you.
Each chamber ensemble meets three times a week for 90 minutes to rehearse and prepare a chamber piece for the concert stage at Freedom Park in Scotia.
ESYO's Chamber Music Summer Program is open to registered members of ESYO CHIME Orchestra, String Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Repertory Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra, & non-ESYO musicians NYSSMA level III & above.
ESYO conductor, David Beck invites you to join ESYO for a hike through the rolling sand dunes of Albany’s rare inland pine barren. Stroll along this federally protected preserve, and see if you can find the endangered Blue Karner Butterfly, the flagship Pitch Pine, Wild Blue Lupine, and the Eastern Hognose Snake, a snake known for its acting abilities.
Hailed as “the most successful and influential choreographer alive,” Mark Morris choreographed a pair of dances set to Schumann’s Quintet for Piano and Strings in E Flat Major and Handel’s majestic Water Music.
Get an inside look at the intersection between music and dance. Watch and learn how musicians and dancers collaborate and prepare for live performance.
Composer Thomas Adès conducts an open rehearsal with the Boston Symphony Orchestra as they prepare to perform Holst’s “The Planets” and Mozart’s Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola. Plus, Thomas Adès own new work, Shanty - Over the Sea. After the rehearsal, get together with your friends and Dr. David Bebe, for a discussion of the rehearsal.
ESYO conductor Joseph Gumpper invites you to join ESYO for a hike along the Helderberg Escarpment, and be inspired by the sounds of nature. Keep your eyes open for ancient fossils as you trek alongside Thacher Park’s limestone rockface, take note of rhythmic songs of the Canada Warbler, then take in the panoramic views of the Mohawk-Hudson Valley, the Adirondacks and Vermont’s Green Mountains.
Calling all Brass Players! Polish your performance skills this summer and learn tips and tricks about playing your instrument from experienced brass players. Challenge yourself and improve your ensemble playing while reading through some great brass ensemble repertoire.
Dust off the important skill of sight reading before rehearsals begin this fall. Learn tips and tricks that will help you perform a new piece of music at first glance. This sight-reading jam is open to all ESYO woodwind, brass, and percussion musicians and hosted by ESYO Wind Orchestra conductor, Dr. Bob Hansbrough.
Dust off the important skill of sight reading before rehearsals begin this fall. Learn tips and tricks that will help you perform a new piece of music at first glance. This sight-reading jam is open to all ESYO string musicians in Repertory Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra. Sign up, bring your instrument, and your friends.
Dust off the important skill of sight reading before rehearsals begin this fall. Learn tips and tricks that will help you perform a new piece of music at first glance. This sight-reading jam is open to all ESYO string musicians from Concertino Strings, String Orchestra, and CHIME Orchestra. Sign up, bring your instrument, and your friends.
GRAMMY award-winning conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony, a vast ode to heroism, revolution, and freedom. Enjoy a summer night at SPAC with your friends and family and hear the premiere of “Climb” by composer Jessica Hunt.