The Senior Symphony program is our 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. Jindong Cai, GSYO Music Director and master teacher, 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 Senior 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.
Symphony musicians are eligible to enroll in the GSYO Chamber Music Program.
3:00 – 6:00pm
JCC, Palo Alto