Symphony Orchestra

The Symphony Orchestra program is GSYO's most advanced level orchestra, performing professional symphony repertoire. This award-winning ensemble is comprised of more than one hundred and twenty talented musicians from throughout the Bay Area. This orchestra studies under the baton of Dr. Yun Song Tay, GSYO Music Director, who challenges the musicians to reach a high level of achievement.

In addition to featuring outstanding student soloists, professionals of international renown regularly perform with the Symphony. For a list of previous guest artists, visit the GSYO History page.

The Symphony has a long tradition of international tours, in recent years touring every other summer. For additional information, please visit the International Tour page.

Each August, the Symphony launches its season with a week-long Retreat where the season program is previewed and the musicians work intensively with sectional coaches and the conductor.

The Symphony rehearses weekly throughout the school year, beginning in mid-August and concluding late in May or the first week of June. Prior to each concert program, there are sectionals with professional coaches and two dress rehearsals.

GSYO was a transformative experience for our children. It opened their eyes to the beauty and magic of classical music. It revealed that music is more than just playing your own instrument: it is working together to create something greater than yourself. Performing works of the masters with 120 of your best friends in Davies Symphony Hall or the Moscow Conservatory is life changing. Thank you, GSYO, for being part of our children’s lives.

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3:30 - 6:30pm
Union Presbyterian Church, Los Altos

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