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ECYS is accepting audition applications for the 2017-18 Season!

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July 17-28, 2017 in Palo Alto

ECYS offers four classes to keep young musicians tuned up over the summer! Appropriate for musicians ages 6-14. Registration is due June 1st.

New this summer: Violinists can try out the viola in the Viola Voyagers class!

Maestro Jindong Cai and El Camino Youth Symphony are joined by Symphony Silicon Valley Chorale, Elena Sharkova, Artistic Director, to present one of the most beloved and influential works of all time: Beethoven's Symphony No. 9. Vocal soloists are soprano Manhua Gao, mezzo-soprano Xiaohua Song, tenor Adam Flowers and baritone Eugene Brancoveanu. The program also includes the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 with young soloist Nancy Zheng.

Maestro Cai, a Beethoven scholar, has recently authored the critically-acclaimed book Beethoven in China, which follows the composer's rise as celebrated by the Communist Party in the early days of the revolution, and his later decline as a composer of bourgeois music. A book signing event with Maestro Cai will be hosted in the Flint Center lobby following the performance on April 1. To order your advance copy, please email info@ecys.

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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.

ECYS Supports School Music Programs:
ECYS musicians are encouraged to participate in school music and are excused from ECYS events for school music performances. 
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tel: 650.213.7111 fax: 650.493.1525