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ECYS is accepting audition applications for the 2017-18 Season! We will be holding Open Houses in Feb/Mar. for musicians/parents interested in viewing an ECYS rehearsal:

Feb. 21, 6:30-7:15pm - El Camino Wind Orchestra
Feb. 27, 5:30-6:15pm - Chamber Players Orchestra
Feb. 27, 6:15-7:15pm - Camerata Orchestra
Feb. 28, 6:15-7:30pm - Sinfonietta Orchestra
Mar. 2, 6:15-7:00pm - Galbraith Honor Strings
Mar. 19, 3:30-4:30pm - Senior Symphony

Apply online now! Auditions will be held in March/April as faculty schedules permit.

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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 Kevin Gino 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.

Music Teacher Appreciation

ECYS would like the recognize the wonderful school and private music teachers who work with and inspire our young musicians! We will be sharing their stories on ‪#‎MusicTeacherMonday‬, so check out ECYS on Facebook for posts! We invite you to be part of the conversation! Share your story here!

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.

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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El Camino Youth Symphony

4055 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303
tel: 650.213.7111 fax: 650.493.1525