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2017-2018 Season Brochure

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As of Saturday, April 7, 2018,  El Camino Youth Symphony has become Golden State Youth Orchestra. Please be patient with us as we carry out all of the technical details involved in this very exciting transition! There will be items and pages on this website that refer to ECYS. We will unveil a new website later this summer, so please stay tuned.

Season Finale
Carmina Burana

Saturday, June 2, 7:00 PM
Flint Center

The 2017-18 Season comes to a close on Saturday, June 2 with Orff's epic choral masterpiece Carmina Burana featuring Masterworks Chorale and Ragazzi Boys' Chorus, along with music by Mozart, Smetana and Elgar.

More info & Tickets...

New Member Auditions for 18-19

We are inviting new and returning members to audition for the 2018-19 season! The Senior Symphony will embark on
Baltic Tour '19, destination Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Program highlights include Respighi The Pines of Rome, Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, and Shostakovich Symphony No. 10!

Please review the audition requirements and prepare for a May appointment date (as faculty schedules permit!)

We have openings for the following instruments:

  • Bassoon
  • French horn, Tuba, and Trombone
  • String Bass and Viola

More info...

For Current GSYO Members:
Special "Wanted" Tuition Credit Promotion

Summer Conservatory! July 16-27, 2018 (M-F only)

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! A placement audition is required.

More info...


Music Education
by providing a nurturing environment for the training and development of young musicians from our culturally diverse community and by encouraging a lasting appreciation of music.

Musical Excellence
by providing quality performance opportunities for our musicians and presenting outstanding musical events for the community.

GSYO Supports School Music Programs:
 GSYO musicians are encouraged to participate in school music and are excused from GSYO events for school music performances.  

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Golden State
Youth Orchestra
formerly El Camino Youth Symphony

4055 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA 94303

tel: 650.665.9046