CYSO Chamber Orchestra tour to Marseille & the French Alps
CYSO is going to France! This is a fantastic opportunity for music students at the high school and college level to work with Maestro Julien Benichou in a more intimate musical setting.
The Chamber Orchestra Tour will be taking approximately 32 serious young musicians to the south of France for an exciting and enriching 11 day trip. This tuition based tour will include two performances in the southern French Alps at the notable music festival, Festival de Chaillol, and another in Les Nuits Musicale du Palais Carli, a music festival in Marseille. The dates are July 19-30.
This year we are joined by two fantastic musicians, the acclaimed violinist and concertmaster Kurt Nikkanen of the New York City Ballet, and prolific mandolinist Vincent Beer-Demander from France. We are excited to be premiering a new concerto for mandolin, written for the soloist by Lalo Schifrin known for many compositions spanning many styles, recipient of 5 Grammys and nominated for 6 Oscars, and perhaps most notably to American audiences for his film score to "Mission Impossible.”
It's an amazing trip which this year will be also offered outside of CYSO. As CYSO member, you will be able to take advantage of the tremendous discount only available to our students. You will see the tour advertised for up to $3,000, but with a CYSO member discount your price is guaranteed to be lower. Last year we were able to keep the cost down to $2,500**, and we are committed, as always, to keeping your cost as low as possible!
Visit the website cysotour.org for more information about the travel plans, performances, tourism opportunities, and audition and registration requirements.
**Fee is subject to change until airfare has been purchased.