The California Youth Symphony has a long tradition of music-making at the highest level. For more than half a century, CYS has been at the forefront of the youth symphony scene, providing talented young musicians with the opportunity to perform symphonic literature of the great masters.
Rave reviews from the press, international acclaim on numerous tours, and high quality recordings are only a small part of the CYS success story. Whether we are performing Mahler symphonies in France or Japan, Strauss tone-poems in Austria or Australia, or Prokofiev and Stravinsky ballets for our dedicated audiences here in the Bay Area, we guarantee orchestral music-making at breathtakingly polished and professional levels. - California Youth Symphony Website