Youth Symphony Orchestras Performing at Chautauqua Sunday, May 6

Youth Symphony Orchestras Performing at Chautauqua Sunday, May 6

Jamestown, N.Y. – The Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall at Chautauqua Institution is widely recognized as one of the premier performance venues in the region.

On Sunday, May 6, it will ring with music performed by the orchestras of the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS).

The 4 p.m. Spring Gala Concert will feature the student musicians of CRYS’s Young Artists Orchestra and String Chamber Orchestra. They will be under the direction of acclaimed conductor and performer Bryan Eckenrode, who has been the organization’s Conductor and Music Director since 2003.

The varied program includes works ranging from Haydn, Mozart, Grieg and Bach to the theme from Mission: Impossible and the combined orchestras playing the Beatles’ “Eleanor Rigby.”

The young musicians rehearse weekly on the stage of the Reg Lenna Civic Center in downtown Jamestown. At their rehearsals the weekend before the concert, they will receive intensive coaching from teachers and musicians Amanda Andrews, Kim Bunce, Marie Karbacka, and Nina Karbacka.

A reception on the porch of Chautauqua’s Lenna Hall follows the performance.

Tickets are $12; children five and under are free. Presale tickets for $10 are available from the musicians, by emailing, or by calling (716) 664-2465, ext. 202.

For more information about the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony, visit CRYS’s Facebook page or website,

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