Mar 2019

Beginning Ensembles Winter Concert

5:00 pm @ Palo Alto JCC

Chamber Players & Camerata Orchestra

Dr. Ondine Young, Conductor

  • HAYDN Piano Concerto No. 11 in D Major, Mvt. 3; Suki Gu, piano

Intermediate Ensembles Winter Concert

6:45 pm @ Palo Alto JCC

Galbraith Honor Strings & El Camino Wind Orchestra

Mariya Borozina & Dr. Richard Roper, Conductors

  • ALBINONI Oboe Concerto, Mvt. 1; Francis Chua, oboe

March Festival Concert

7:30 pm @ Smithwick Theater at Foothill College

John Eells, Conductor

Love & Youth

Schubert was barely 20 years of age when he completed his sixth symphony, which is the centerpiece of a program depicting youthful love with selections by Bruch, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Glinka.

  • GLINKA Overture to Russlan and Ludmilla
  • TCHAIKOVSKY “Waltz” from Eugene Onegin
  • MOZART Horn Concerto No. 2; Ethan Lee, horn
  • BRUCH Violin Concerto, Mvt. 3; Momoka Yanagisawa, violin
  • SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6

Apr 2019

Annual Benefit Concert

7:30 pm @ Flint Center

Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor

A Russian Journey

Tchaikovsky’s fourth symphony, often called “Fateful,” is a work of intricate musical design, where melodic motifs are joined together to form a towering structure of orchestral sounds.

Renowned American pianist Stephen Prutsman has been described as one of the most innovative musicians of his time. He joins the orchestra for a performance of Tchaikovsky’s sweeping Piano Concerto No. 1.

  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1; Stephen Prutsman, piano
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

May 2019

Ice Cream Social

5:00 pm @ Palo Alto JCC


All-you-can-eat ice cream party and concert featuring GSYO Beginning and Intermediate Ensembles. Come for the music and stay for the ice cream!

Sinfonietta Spring Dance

7:30 pm @ Visual and Performing Arts Center, De Anza College

John Eells, Conductor

From Norway to Naples

Artful and expressive, the orchestral works by Berlioz, Debussy, Saint-Saens, and Grieg draw inspiration from poetry, folk song, and dance.

  • BERLIOZ “Hungarian March” from The Damnation of Faust
  • DEBUSSY Selections from Petite Suite
  • SAINT-SAENS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso; Jade Zhang, violin
  • GRIEG Symphonic Dances

Jun 2019

Symphony Season Finale

7:00 pm @ California Theatre

Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor

Tales & Legends

Acclaimed soloist Emil Miland joins the Symphony for a passionate performance of Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque by Ernest Bloch, inspired by the story of King Solomon. A virtuosic work for cello and orchestra, Bloch’s masterpiece is emotionally thrilling and spiritually satisfying.

  • BLOCH Schelomo: Rhapsodie Hébraïque; Emil Miland, cello
  • VOLKERT Fanfare for Golden State Youth Orchestra
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring
  • GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture

Symphony Bon Voyage Concert

7:30 pm @ Menlo-Atherton Performing Arts Center

Dr. Jindong Cai, Conductor

Baltic Tour Preview

Join us for a local preview of the exciting program we will perform in Stockholm, Helsinki, St. Petersburg and Moscow. Rising piano star Vladislav Kern is our soloist in Tchaikovsky’s first piano concerto.

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1; Vladislav Kern, piano
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Russian Easter Overture
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring
  • GERSHWIN Porgy and Bess Symphonic Picture

Jul 2019

Summer Conservatory at GSYO

All Day @ First Presbyterian Church

Recommended for musicians ages 6-14

GSYO invites members and non-members to participate in the acclaimed Golden State Youth Orchestra Summer Music Conservatory Program. From Beginning Orchestra, the ideal “first orchestra” experience, to Intermediate Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Winds for advanced-intermediate students, this two-week workshop is a great way to stay tuned up over the summer. The Summer Conservatory will conclude with an evening concert on July 26 at 7:00 pm.

All programs are weekdays, Monday – Friday; students participate both weeks.

Conservatory classes are held at the First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto.

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