Little Symphony

Welcome to our 87th Season! ESYO’s first online rehearsals were met with wonderful enthusiasm from conductors and students alike. Conductor Dale Bradley created an online musical experience appropriately suited for the eager members of the Little Symphony. Professional coaches work with smaller groups, sharing their musical knowledge with students. The fine young musicians quickly adapted to the online platform, readily performing for each other, and inspiring us all with their playing.  And it’s FUN! 

Next year we hope and plan to be back in person – and you can be a part of it! Click here to find out about auditions for our 88th Season!

Congratulations on your 2021 Spring Finale Concert!

2021 Spring Concert on YouTube!

2020 Winter Concerts on YouTube!

Your conductor, Dale Bradley, will be glad to welcome you as part of this fine orchestra. He has designed a program of rehearsals and performances that will challenge students and showcase their accomplishments. Students work with the conductor and/or professional coaches on music for the whole orchestra, as well as individual sectional pieces. They receive individualized and instrument-specific instruction, and learn how each part works together. It all adds up to an exciting, educational, and rewarding season of music-making!

Dale Bradley began conducting Little Symphony in 2019-20. Dale has been a huge part of our artistic staff for many years. He also teaches first-year String Academy in many different schools, and conducts String Academy 2 North. Dale is fine cellist, and a member of the Eugene Symphony and Oregon Mozart Players, and frequently plays for the community. He also teaches privately. He is known for his wonderful rapport with young people, and his musicianship as a composer and arranger as well as a performer. We are very glad to have him! Read more about Dale HERE.

MUSICAL CHAIR SPONSORSHIP: If you’d like to sponsor your musician please click HERE! The sponsor’s name will appear under the student’s name in the program, just like the professionals. It’s a great way for family members and friends to show their support!

Little Symphony (LS) is an auditioned string ensemble consisting of violin, viola, cello, or string bass players with at least three years of instruction. LS meets on Mondays from 4:30-6:00pm.  The LS season includes 28 rehearsals, sectional coaching, two education and outreach concerts, and two formal concerts in December and May. The program fee is $400 for the year, with several payment options and scholarships available.

Absences or Tardies: Please report all tardies and absences to the LS Registrar: Tricia Bevans, lsregistrar@esyorchestras.org or 541-515-0779. Students are expected to be at rehearsal 10-15 minutes early so they are ready to begin at 4:30 sharp!

Be sure to subscribe to the google calendar below and check regularly for rehearsal and concert updates.