The local Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, a group of about 80 students from middle school and high school that play classical music through the Marin Symphony leadership, is planning a trip to Europe during the summer of 2025 to Austria to play at three different venues.

They are hoping to raise funds to help support this trip for everyone (there are students that are part of this group that are from lower socioeconomic background and are supported by the Marin Symphony leadership.  The orchestra is seeking donations for raffles, donating for advertisement on the brochures for the three concerts that the kids have per year, and donations.

Since 1954, the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra, currently under the direction of interim conductor, Jim Stopher, has provided musicians ages 13-18 with the opportunity to participate in a rich and rewarding orchestral community.

The September-to-May orchestral season offers a range of performances and experiences.

The orchestra is composed of approximately 80 auditioned high school and middle school musicians from Marin, Sonoma, and San Francisco. Recent performances of standard orchestral repertoire include: Rossini’s Overture to The Barber of Seville, Smetana’s The Moldau, Brahms’ Hungarian Dances No.’s 1, 5, & 6, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade, and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture in a special side-by-side performance with the Marin Symphony Orchestra.

See MSYO YouTube Playlist.