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Modesto Napa Valley Youth Symphony Tour 2020

The Modesto Symphony Orchestra Association is excited to announce that the MSYO Symphony Orchestra, combined with the Napa Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra, has been accepted to participate in the Beethoven 250 Orchestra Festival held at the Musikverein on June 28th, 2020!  The combined orchestra, aptly named the Modesto Napa Valley Youth Symphony (MNVYS) will be touring Vienna and Prague while celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday in Vienna in June of 2020.

Our journey will begin in Prague, where we will visit historic locations of great importance, such as the Terezin Concentration Camp, Jewish Quarter, Old Royal Palace, and Lobkowicz Palace, where we will be able to view original scores and manuscripts by Beethoven. During our time in Prague, the MNVYS will also be performing as part of the American Celebration of Music in the Czech Republic. We will then travel on to Vienna. For four days we will explore the city affectionately known as the “Capital of Classical Music”, visiting sites such as the graves of Beethoven, Strauss, Brahms, and Schubert, the Schönbrunn Palace, the Pasqulati House, and more. Our grand tour will end with a once-in-a-lifetime performance for the Beethoven 250 Orchestra Festival. The festival will be held at the Musikverein, home to the Vienna Philharmonic and considered to be one of the finest concert halls in the world.

Beethoven 250 Orchestra Festival
June 22-29, 2020

Important Links to Get Started

Beethoven 250 website
Register at Portal

Important Documents

Tour Presentation (pdf, 6 mb)
Registration Walk-Through (pdf, 945 kb)
Payment Information (pdf, 330 kb)