Empire State Youth Orchestra presents:

11.2.19 @ 7:30PM

Our 40th Anniversary Celebration!

Festive Overture

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The Empire State Youth Orchestra is celebrating 40 years of musical excellence! Led by Music Director Carlos Ágreda, ESYO Symphony Orchestra kicks off our birthday bash with Dmitri Shostakovich’s ceremonial fanfare, “Festive Overture." 

ESYO alumnus and assistant principal cellist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Olsen ‘98, returns to the Capital Region as the guest soloist in Edward Elgar’s emotionally charged “Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op.85.” 

Also featured in this program are J. Strauss II’s lively operetta “Die Fledermaus Overture” and Ottorino Respighi’s rousing “Pines of Rome.” 


Carlos Ágreda, conductor
Kenneth Olsen ‘98, cello

Dimitri Shostakovich
            Festive Overture
Edward Elgar            Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
Johann Strauss II                  Die Fledermaus Overture
Ottorino Respighi                 Pines of Rome

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