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American Celebration of Music in Austria

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The June 2025 tour is slated, by popular demand, to return to Vienna, this time adding Graz and Salzburg to the itinerary. The tour includes exploration of the region’s rich musical history and performances by the youth orchestra in some of the world’s greatest concert halls.

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Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, June 20th – 28th

In June 2019, the Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra went on its first tour in 20 years, visiting and performing concerts to full houses in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. Our young musicians relished this incredible opportunity to see the world, perform in amazing concert venues, and create life-long friendships.

For over 65 years, the Marin Symphony has educated and inspired thousands of young musicians through its Youth Programs. Over 180 students each year, ages 8-19, represent 28 schools in 13 cities in the San Francisco Bay Area in California. Marin Symphony Youth Orchestra is the top ensemble in this three-tiered program, with alumni in the San Francisco Symphony, New York Philharmonic, and many other professional orchestras in the U.S. and Europe. This is MSYO’s first tour to Prague, Vienna, and Budapest. Previous MSYO tours have been to Italy, Canada, and Australia.

Dedicated to championing works by young composers, MSYO is proud to perform Freedom March by its own timpanist, Liam Wallace. Liam is a student at the University of California, Los Angeles. Freedom March won him a position as finalist in the National Young Composers Challenge in 2017.

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Ann Krinitsky, conductor

Liam Wallace Freedom March
Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 1, 5, 6
Bizet L’Arlesienne Suite No. 1

I. Prelude, Allegro deciso
II. Minuet, Allegro giocoso
III. Adagietto
IV. Carillon, Allegro moderato

Dvorak Slavonic Dance Op. 46, No. 8
Smetana Vitava (The Moldau), No. 2 from Ma Vlast (My Country)
Gershwin An American in Paris


Sunday, June 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Church of Saints Simon and Jude
U Milosrdnych

Prague, Czech Republic
Capital of the Czech Republic and historical capital of Bohemia, Prague is truly a golden city and a Renaissance jewel set in the heart of central Europe. From the extravagant medieval streets of Mala Strana to the baroque extravagance of the churches in the new town and on to the exquisite Jugendstil decoration of the major concert halls, Prague is a paradise for anyone who appreciates beauty in cities. Sightseeing may include St. Vitus Cathedral, the Lesser Town, the Charles Bridge, the Old Town, Prague Castle, and Karlstenj Castle.

Tuesday, June 25 at 7:00 p.m.
MuTH (Musik und Theater) Concert Hall
Am Augartenspitz 1, 1020

Vienna, Austria
Vienna is a city that breathes music. Home to Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Johann Strauss, it combines superb architecture and imperial grandeur with a dazzling array of cultural activities. Sightseeing may include Parliament, the State Museums, the Imperial Palace, the Opera House, the Stephansdom, and the Haus der Musik.

Thursday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m.
MOM Cultural Centre
Csorsz u. 18, 1124

Budapest, Hungary
Once two separate cities, Budapest now spans the Danube River, linked by eight bridges. With its hot springs, elegant concert halls, opera houses, and fine buildings, it is considered by many to be the most beautiful city in Europe. Sightseeing may include Fisherman’s Bastion, St. Matthias Church, Heroes Square, and the Szechenyi Thermal Baths.

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For more information about the MSYO Tour, contact Director of Youth Programs & Community Engagement, Andrei Gorchov, at (415) 479-8105.