The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony (CRYS) provides classical music education and performance opportunities that are not otherwise available to young musicians in the broader Jamestown area.
Each year, up to 100 students are enrolled in CRYS’s three orchestras: Prelude Strings, the beginning string musicians; Young Artists Orchestra (YA0), intermediate instrumental students; and the Youth Symphony, highly talented and motivated musicians ages 13 through 21. Jamestown Community College students receive ensemble credit for their participation in Youth Symphony.
Maestro Bryan Eckenrode has been CRYS’s conductor and music director since 2003, rehearsing and conducting all three orchestras. An acclaimed performer and director, Bryan inspires CRYS students and is admired and respected by them.
For more information, call (716) 664-2465, ext. 202, or visit http://cryouthsymphony.com/.