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Italy Tour Day 10: Rome

Ciao, it’s Ceci, writing to you about our day from Rome! Today was a very busy and exciting day, we started it off by doing some international travel to visit […]

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Italy Tour Day 9: Rome

This morning, we left Sicily and arrived in the historic city of Rome. Because our flight got delayed, we had to adjust our lunch plans. A huge shoutout to our […]

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Italy Tour Day 8: Palermo

This was perhaps the most impressive day of the tour in terms of human-made attractions. The town of Monreale, today the fifth largest in Italy, became the temporary home of […]

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Italy Tour Day 5: Catania

Hi I’m Ceci! I graduated from High School this spring and will be going out east for college next year. This is my third year playing bass for GTCYS, and […]

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Harmony Alumni Reach New Heights

Harmony – GTCYS’ before-school strings instruction program – breaks down barriers to music education, provides an accessible entry-point, and creates a musical pathway for underrepresented students at Riverview West Side […]

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Remembering Henry Charles Smith

Today we celebrate the life of GTCYS’ co-founder Henry Charles Smith, who passed away last month at the age of 90. GTCYS’ Artistic Director Mark Russell Smith reflects on the […]

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GTCYS Launches 50th Anniversary Season

Nonprofit youth orchestra to celebrate milestone year with “Play it Forward” giving campaign and unique performances at Orchestra Hall in downtown Minneapolis. See more at gtcys.org/50years. ST. PAUL, Minn. (Sept. […]

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