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Vienna, Bratislava, Prague
10 travel days, June 30th–July 9th

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ESYO Symphony Orchestra tours Prague, Bratislava and Vienna in Summer, 2025!

Tour Dates

June 30 - July 9

European Tour

Prague, Bratislava and Vienna
Day 1-5


Day 4

Vienna Concert

Danube Bend

Day 6


Day 6

Bratislava Concert

Day 7


Day 8

Prague Concert

Photos © Classical Movements

We’re excited to announce that ESYO Symphony Orchestra will go on tour in the summer of 2025!

On a musical journey through Europe's historic capitals of Prague, Bratislava, and Vienna, we will spend ten enriching days exploring the history and culture of each city, performing in gorgeous concert halls and meeting young local musicians in intercultural encounters. 

Prague is known for its winding cobblestone streets, colorful Baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the famous pedestrian Charles Bridge, completed in 1402. It’s also where composers like Dvorak and Smetana spent most of their lives and wrote many of their most famous pieces. The Moldau river runs through Prague - so it will be fitting for us to perform Smetana’s Moldau here!

As the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava, with its medieval Old Town and hilltop castle overlooking the Danube river, provides a wonderful setting for cultural exploration.

Last but not least: Vienna! Often called  the "City of Music," Vienna holds an important place in classical music history, having been home to Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. We will, among other things, have the opportunity to explore the palaces of Schönbrunn and Belvedere, and visit the State Opera. 

This is more than just a concert tour – it will be a journey of personal growth and discovery, a chance to broaden our horizons, deepen our appreciation for the arts, and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Who is eligible for the Tour? All current Symphony Orchestra musicians as well as all Symphony Orchestra alums from 2020 to the present. If you are an alum, please contact Etienne Abelin to express your interest in joining the Tour Orchestra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tour Information Sessions

Join us for a ZOOM Tour Information Session on Monday July 8, 2024 6:30 -8:30pm.

Please sign up for session here:

ZOOM link:

There will be two mandatory Tour meetings that all registered Tour participants must attend:

  • Thursday, October 23, 6:30pm via ZOOM; our Tour company, Classical Movements will be in attendance.
  • Wednesday, June 11, 6:00pm at Brown School, 150 Corlaer Drive, Schenectady, NY.

Costs, Deadlines and Financial Aid


The cost per musician is $4,800 inclusive of flights, accommodations, breakfasts and dinners. Not included in this price: lunches & individual trip insurance fees. If you did not sign up for the tour when you registered for Symphony Orchestra this season, and would like to do so now, please contact Lisa Stulmaker This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tour Rehearsal Dates

Musicians are required to attend all tour rehearsals.

Rehearsal Dates:

  • Wednesday, June 11, 2025
  • Wednesday, June 18, 2025
  • Tuesday, June 24, 2025
  • Wednesday, June 25, 2025

Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Location: Brown School, Schenectady

Repertoire is TBD!

Tour Personnel & Chaperones

The 2025 tour will be led by by Becky CalosLisa StulmakerEtienne Abelin, and Andrea Restrepo, all of whom have international touring experience and have coordinated and led student adventures abroad. 

Shadow Tour

Classical Movements provides a full-service, parallel Tour for friends, family and community members to travel to Mexico at the same time as ESYO’s Symphony Orchestra. This once-in-a-lifetime guided experience will take participants to amazing sites and include attendance at ESYO’s performances and outreach events. We are still in the process of working out details and pricing for the Shadow Tour, and will provide updates soon. In the meantime, sign up for updates here.

Registration coming soon!

Classical Movements — our Tour Company

Classical Movements is the premier concert tour company for the world’s great orchestras and choirs, creating meaningful cultural experiences through orchestra tours and choir tours with their music in 147 countries. An industry leader since 1992, we understand both the travel and the performance needs of professional symphony orchestras and choruses, as well as conservatory, university and youth ensembles.