Open House

GSYO Open House

Experience what it’s like to be part of the GSYO family! Open House is free and open to the public!

GSYO Open Houses are drop-in events featuring open rehearsals and a chance to learn more about being a GSYO student. It’s a great way to get answers to all your questions about GSYO programs and meet our artistic and administrative staff in person.

*** Note that while rehearsals are open for observation, potential students who are interested in the rehearsal sit-in/play-along opportunities must register. Space is limited for the play-along sessions. Sign up below. In addition, all sit-in participants must have a current audition application on file with GSYO.

Prospective families are encouraged to research the orchestra or orchestras that best align with their child’s level and attend those rehearsals.

If you have any questions, please call the Office. Attending or participating in a GSYO Open House does not guarantee placement in GSYO orchestras or ensembles.

Observe: Symphony Orchestra
Date/Time: Feb. 9, 4:30pm
Location: Union Presbyterian Church
858 University Ave, Los Altos
Observe rehearsal with Symphony Orchestra, GSYO’s top-level full orchestra, led by Conductor John Eells
Sit In: Symphony Orchestra

Students who wish to sit-in with the orchestra must arrive by 4:15pm for instructions. They will then join the orchestra to play along for the remainder of rehearsal.

Sit-In Full

Observe: Wind Orchestra
Date/Time: Feb. 11, 6:15pm
Location: Union Presbyterian Church
858 University Ave, Los Altos
Observe rehearsal with El Camino Wind Orchestra, GSYO’s intermediate-level wind ensemble, led by Conductor Dr. Richard Roper
Sit In: Wind Orchestra

Students who wish to sit-in with the orchestra must arrive by 6:00pm for instructions. They will then join the orchestra to play along until the rehearsal break at 7:15pm.

Sit-In Full | Download Music

Observe: Sinfonietta Orchestra
Date/Time: Feb. 11, 7:30pm
Location: Union Presbyterian Church
858 University Ave, Los Altos
Observe rehearsal with Sinfonietta Orchestra, GSYO’s advanced-level full orchestra, led by Conductor John Eells
Sit In: Sinfonietta Orchestra

Students who wish to sit-in with the orchestra must arrive by 7:15pm for instructions. They will then join the orchestra to play along for the remainder of rehearsal.

Sit-In Full

Observe: Chamber Players
Date/Time: Feb. 3, 5:30pm
Location: Fletcher Middle School
655 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto
Observe rehearsal with Chamber Players Orchestra, GSYO’s entry-level full orchestra, led by Conductor Jordan Webster
Sit In: Chamber Players

Students who wish to sit-in with the orchestra must arrive by 5:15pm to receive instructions. They will then join the orchestra to play along for the remainder of rehearsal.

Sit-in Full | Download Music

Observe: Galbraith Honor Strings
Date/Time: Feb. 3, 6:00pm
Location: Fletcher Middle School
655 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto
Observe rehearsal with Galbraith Honor Strings, GSYO’s intermediate-level string ensemble, led by Conductor Mariya Borozina
Sit In: Galbraith Honor Strings

Students who wish to sit-in with the orchestra must arrive by 5:45pm for instructions. They will then join the orchestra to play along until the break at 7:00pm.

Sit-In Full | Download Music

Observe: Camerata Orchestra
Date/Time: Feb. 3, 7:30pm
Location: Fletcher Middle School
655 Arastradero Rd., Palo Alto
Observe rehearsal with Camerata Orchestra, GSYO’s second-level full orchestra, led by Conductor Jordan Webster
Sit In: Camerata Orchestra

Students who wish to sit-in with the orchestra must arrive by 7:15pm to receive instructions. They will then join the orchestra to play along for the remainder of rehearsal.

Sit-In Full | Download Music

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