Welcome to the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra!

Auditions for the 2021-2022 Season were scheduled for August 14th and 15th, 2021.

Audition requirements for the 2021-2022 EYSO Season are published on our auditions page.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Rehearsals for our 2021-2022 season will be held on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-9:30 pm (returning members, please note the change!) beginning August 25, 2021.

2021-2022 CONCERT DATES:

All performances and rehearsals take place at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts unless otherwise noted.

November 17, 2021 8:00pm
February 23, 2022 8:00pm
May 4, 2022 8:00pm

2021 EYSO Concerto Competition

We want to congratulate all the wonderful performers who participated in this year’s concerto competition. Our panel of judges was impressed and inspired by the high level of artistry and musicianship from this year’s entrants. We also would like to congratulate their private teachers, school music programs, and families for their guidance and support of these wonderful students.
Results of the 2021 EYSO Concerto Competition –
First Place – Skyler Feng, piano (Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin)
Runner-Up – Ivy Lee, flute (Libermann Flute Concerto, 3rd movement)
Honorable Mention – Jeremiah Jung, violin (Sibelius Violin Concerto, 1st movement)
For general information and reference, our 2019-2020 (traditional) and 2020-2021 (virtual) programming is as follows:

November 2019
Verdi, Forza del Destino Overture
Kodály, Hary Janos Suite
Barber, Second Essay for Orchestra
Khachaturian, Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia

February 2020
Haydn, Concerto for Trumpet & Orchestra in E-flat Major (with Michael Tiscione, Associate Principal Trumpet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra)
Shostakovich, Symphony No. 9

May 2020
Moncayo, Huapango
Shostakovich, Cello Concerto No. 1, Timothy Cho, Cello (Winner, 2020 EYSO Concerto Competition)
Copland, Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo

Virtual Programming, 2020-2021
Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 4 in F Minor
Rimsky-Korsakov, Capriccio Espagnol
Grieg, Varen
JS Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Mahler, Symphony No. 2 (Movement V Excerpts)
Brahms, Concerto in D Major for Violin (Movement II Excerpts)

Please check the Past Seasons page for select repertoire from previous seasons.