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10th Annual GSO Young Artist Competition Announced

The GSO is excited to announce its tenth Young Artist Competition! The competition will be held on April 3, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Batavia.

Information and applications are being sent to all music educators and private music teachers in Genesee and surrounding counties. Applications must be received by March 20, 2017. All instrumental and vocal students in grades 8 through 11 who can perform a level V or VI NYSSMA solo are welcome to audition. A panel of music educators and GSO maestro Shade Zajac will judge the competition this year.yac1

Each participant will be awarded a certificate of achievement and the winner will be featured as the guest soloist with the orchestra for a 2017-18 season concert.

Contact music educators or private teachers for information and application forms or email Georgia Childs at


2017 Raffle – Geneva on the Lake!


Support your GSO and win a stay at the luxurious Geneva on the Lake Wine Country Villa and Resort in Geneva, NY, in the lovely Finger Lakes region! This famous resort has kindly donated a voucher, as they did in 2013, to the GSO to be a raffled off at our May 7, 2017 concert.

The voucher includes:
-one night’s accommodation for two at Geneva on the Lake, any Sunday-Thursday evening through June 14, 2018 (certain date restrictions apply)
-a $50 voucher toward a candlelight dinner for two
-a bottle of Finger Lakes wine and flowers in your suite
-continental breakfast

Tickets may be purchased from any GSO Board member or musician or at any GSO concert.
Tickets are $5 each or 3/$10. Winner must be 21 or older.

The 2013 winners of this wonderful GSO raffle prize are still raving about what a great getaway it was, and will be buying more tickets this year. Join them in supporting your Genesee Symphony Orchestra!