Eugene Springfield Youth Orchestra’s vision is to inspire and lead students on a journey of discovery through orchestral instruction and performance. We do this by offering the highest-quality instruction progressing from beginning classes to advanced orchestras, offering need-based program and private lesson scholarships, and collaborating with area schools and arts organizations. ESYO continues to enrich and encourage young musicians, helping to grow the culture of music education in our community. We’re celebrating our 83rd Season!
Tickets now on sale for the 2017 Spring Concert Series – May 23-24-25!
Come celebrate our incredible youth orchestras! All concerts at 7:30pm at South Eugene High.
Tuesday, May 23rd – String Academy 2 & Little Symphony Concert
Wednesday, May 24th – Junior Orchestra Concert
Thursday, May 25th – Eugene-Springfield Youth Symphony
The May 25th performance by ESYO’s premier orchestra presents the grand finale of the week-long series of our spring concert season. The Eugene-Springfield Youth Symphony boasts 65 of the area’s finest young musicians, and is the second oldest youth orchestra west of the Mississippi. Under the direction of their exceptional conductor, Dr. David Jacobs of the University of Oregon, these students play with astonishing sophistication and artistry. Close your eyes and you’ll need to remind yourself that those are teenagers on that stage.
The Youth Symphony’s program includes the wonderful Haydn trumpet concerto, featuring principal trumpet Carolyn Norland. Additional gifted soloists and skillful sectional groups will round out the first half of the concert. After intermission, accomplished concertmaster Grace Rosier leads this fine orchestra in a performance of the marvelous Symphony No. 8 in G Major by Antonin Dvorak. It is the first time the Youth Symphony has prepared a full symphony, and it shows the level of musicianship, ability, and refinement that Dr. Jacobs has drawn from these truly outstanding young musicians. Don’t miss this last chance to see and hear our community’s Youth Symphony at their best!