Northeast String Orchestra, Inc.

Develop Technical Abilities

Interest and Camaraderie

Artistic Leadership


Empire State Youth Orcehstras is pleased to announce...

...the addition of a new, preparatory, string program beginning this fall.  ESYO's Concertino Strings is open to all musicians that have had at least ten months of formal string training and is designed to foster cooperation and musical growth in an ensemble setting.

Important Details:

  • Conductor: John Burmeister
  • Rehearsal Time: Sunday afternoon/evening (specific time TBD)
  • Rehearsal Location:  Brown School, 150 Corlaer Ave., Schenectady, NY
  • Tuition (Full Season): $500
  • Required: Meet the Conductor/Placement Hearing to assess ability

Important Dates:

  • August 28: Meet the Conductor/Placement Hearing
  • September 18: First Rehearsal and Parent Meeting
  • January 22: Winter Concert
  • February 4: ESYO's Playathon at Crossgates Mall
  • April 8: ESYO's String Festival
  • May 21: Spring Concert (End of Season)

Registration Information and applications are available at

Questions?  Contact Sue Lascoe at or 518-382-7581.

About the NSO

The Northeast String Orchestra, Inc., founded in 2007, is a non-profit, youth orchestra that provides young string players ages 6 and older with opportunities to learn the fundamentals of ensemble playing, and to develop their musical and technical abilities in a non-competitive, balanced and nurturing environment. 


The NSO offers a challenging ensemble program that focuses on strengthening our students' playing abilities, their cognitive and listening skills and their love for music.

With three ensembles, Prelude Strings, the Northeast String Orchestra (NSO), and the Advanced Ensemble, beginning, intermediate, and advanced string players from throughout the greater Capital Region have a unique opportunity to learn and enjoy a wide and diverse range of the best in classical string music under the guidance and inspiration of our dedicated and talented conductors.

We would love the opportunity to inspire your child with a passion for music.  Please join us!