The Saratoga Youth Symphony was founded in 2012 by two dedicated musicians in New York’s Capital Region: Sue Nazzaro and Ellen Madison. The symphony orchestra was founded on the belief that great music should be available to all students and that the musicians of the orchestra should be able to share their love for music with each other, and within the community.

Under the leadership of Music Director Katie Gardiner, the SYS provides an orchestral experience for talented student musicians ages 18 and under. Members of the Youth Symphony represent more than two dozen schools throughout the Capital District. The SYS continues to build upon its reputation for musical excellence while maintaining its commitment to music education and community activities.

February Performance

Please join us at the United Methodist Church (175 Fifth Ave. Saratoga Springs, NY) on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm for our collaborative performance  with the Skidmore College String Ensemble and Vocal Chamber Ensemble. Music Director Katie Gardiner will be conducting. The cost is $ 10 plus a non-perishable food item. All proceeds will be donated to the Franklin Community Center. Items needed are: pasta sauce, breakfast items, baked beans, pork and beans, canned tuna fish, canned chicken, peanut butter and jelly, noodles, rice and potatoes au gratin. We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful event.


May Performance

Please join us at the Universal Preservation Hall on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm for our spring performance. Music Director Katie Gardiner will be conducting the Saratoga Youth Symphony.