TCSYO SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA is the premier orchestra of TCSYO. Literature includes works with artistic challenges for the collegiate-level player and explores the rich and exciting repertoire.
Symphonic Orchestra performs four (4) concerts at Schlesinger Concert Hall. Dr. Cheri Collins focuses on ensemble playing, technical instruction and leadership skills will be fostered and encouraged.
SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA separates itself from other youth orchestras in the Washington D.C. area through its unique rehearsal configuration. It alternates weeks of intense sectionals during the first half of the rehearsal, at which time the woodwinds, brass and percussion sections work with TCSYO’s Artistic Specialists. The string students benefit from these sessions as well working with Violinist/Conductor Dr. Cheri Collins on ensemble playing techniques, left-hand fluency, and right-hand music making, giving students the opportunity to achieve a high level of musicianship over the shortest period of time. TCSYO’s distinct focus is on student learning and giving our musicians a commanding perception of orchestral ensemble playing. All musicians must pass an audition to be accepted to
TCSYO’s SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA.
Rehearsals: Monday evenings 7-9:30 p.m.
Carnegie Hall, June 17, 2019- TCSYO Symphonic Orchestra
TCSYO CHAMBER ORCHESTRA is one of the most sought-after musical destinations for aspiring young string students. Chamber Orchestra is open to serious string students ranging in age from 10 to 15 from public and private schools who have had at least three years of private instruction. Dr. Cheri Collins focuses on ensemble playing techniques, left-hand fluency, and right-hand music making, giving students the opportunity to achieve a high level of musicianship over the shortest period of time. Students will perform three (3) concerts during the season.
All musicians must pass an audition to be accepted to the CHAMBER ORCHESTRA. Auditions are required and will be scheduled after a completed registration form has been received.
Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings 7-9:00 p.m.
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The Kennedy Center Terrace Theater Concert January 20, 2013 TCSYO Chamber Orchestra
TCSYO STRING ENSEMBLE is The Capitol Symphonic Youth Orchestras (TCSYO) newest ensemble, and was added in 2019 to bridge the gap in young string player's musical level between the Prelude and Chamber Orchestras.
STRING ENSEMBLE is open to students ranging in age from 10 to 13 from public, private and home schools who have had at least two years of private instruction on their instrument and play at Grade Level III and above. Ms. Diana Chou is the conductor and cellist, who has a gift for connecting with young Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass and Harp musicians. The of the String Ensemble will be to focus on ensemble playing, technical instruction and preparation for future work TCSYO Chamber Orchestra.
All musicians must pass an audition to be accepted to the STRING ENSEMBLE.
Rehearsals: Tuesday evenings 7-8:30 p.m.
TCSYO PRELUDE ORCHESTRA under the expert tutelage of cellist Ms. Diana Chou, provides elementary and middle school string students with their first exposure to string orchestra training. Students must read music and have at least one year of private lessons on their instrument. Prelude Orchestra season includes weekly rehearsals, sectionals and three (3) performances at Schlesinger Concert Hall. The orchestra is designed to introduce and put into practice the foundations of string orchestra playing.
All musicians must pass an audition to be accepted to the PRELUDE ORCHESTRA.
Rehearsals: Monday evenings 7-8:30 p.m.
Photograph by:M. Czuczor.
Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall Concert March 16, 2017 TCSYO Prelude Orchestra