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Music Director | Leo Eylar

"The outstanding musicianship on display at this final concert before their two-week tour of Spain confirmed that these young musicians will represent us with distinction in their role as musical ambassadors overseas." ~ Paul Cummings, San Mateo Weekly

In 1963, California Youth Symphony became the first American youth orchestra ever to tour overseas when we accepted an invitation to visit Japan. Over the following years, nineteen (19) additional tours to all parts of the world have earned us universal praise. This rich tradition of international touring provides students with unparalleled experiences and invaluable opportunities to perform abroad in internationally prestigious venues, as well as to experience different cultures. CYS tours are an amazing bonding experience for students and a preciously cherised memory for alumni. 

In June and July of 2016, the CYS Orchestra embarked on its nineteenth international tour to Austria and Italy, presenting four concerts to rapturous responses from capacity audiences.

CYS International Touring History

YEAR DESTINATION(S) VENUES LOCATION FESTIVALS
2016 Austria & Italy Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria


Teatro Romano Verona, Italy


Terme Tettucio Spa Park Montecatini, Italy


Sant'Andrea della Valle Church Rome, Italy
2014 Eastern Europe Croatian National Theatre Split, Croatia


Slovenian National Opera and Ballet Theatre Ljubljana, Slovenia


Slovak Radio Concert Hall Bratislava, Slovakia


Rudofinum (Dvořák) Hall Prague, Czech Republic
2012 New Zealand Holy Trinity Cathedral Auckland


Rotorua Civic Theatre Rotorua


St. Paul's Cathedral Wellington


Middleton Grange School Performing Arts Center Christchurch Joint concert with Christchurch Youth Orchestra


Oamaru Opera House Oamaru Joint concert with Christchurch Youth Orchestra
2010 South America Teatre Solis Montevideo, Uruguay


Punta del Este Punta del Este, Uruguay


Teatro Circulo Rosario, Argentina Joint concert with la Orqueseta Sinfonica Juvenil, the Rosario Youth Orchestr


Teatro Coliseo Buenos Aires, Argentina


Teatro Libertador Cordoba, Argentina Joint concert with Cordoba Youth Orchestra


Auditorio Juan Victorio San Juan, Argentina
2008 Japan Meguro Persimmon Hall; Higashiyama Elementary School; and Suginami Kokaido Concert Hall Tokyo Musical and cultural exchange with elementary school students, as well as Tokyo Junior Orchestra Society


Otsu Concert Hall Otsu Joint concert with Otsu Youth Symphony Orchestra


Okayama Concert Hall Okayama Joint concert with Otsu Youth Symphony Orchestra
2006 China Peking University; Broadcast University Beijing Musical and cultural exchange with Central Conservatory of Music


Jiang Yin Concert Hall Huangzhou


Suzhou Grand Theatre Suzhou Suzhou Children's Festival


Shanghai Music Hall Shanghai Cultural exchange with Nanning School of Shanghai
2004 Italy Open-air concert in the Roman Amphitheatre Rome Albano Laziale Summer Music Festival


Piazza del Duomo Florence


Sala Europa; La Panduera Concert Hall Bologna Cento Summer Music Series


Congress Hall Stresa
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