Touring empowers students with musical, social, and cultural opportunities that will shape their lives for years to come.

SpainRenowned for our rich touring history, GTCYS’ biennial international tours for Symphony were reinstated in June 2014 when 78 students toured Spain and performed by invitation at the Granada International Festival of Music and Dance.

The experiential learning aspects of touring empower students with musical, social, and cultural opportunities that will shape their lives for years to come.

2016 Argentina Tour

Symphony in Santa Fe, Argentina 2016

In June 2016, we were thrilled to return to South America for the first time in 20 years with Symphony’s Argentina Tour. Symphony students experienced the fascinating history and culture of Argentina on an eight-day journey. With major concerts in Buenos Aires, Rosario, and Santa Fe, plus amazing sights and cultural experiences, it was an incredible adventure for students. Museums, tango lessons, a cattle ranch excursion, and historical sites were just a few of the many highlights. Through these experiences, students developed a new frame of reference for understanding the world and were inspired to heightened levels of musical performance. The robust tour program included John Williams’ The Cowboys Overture, Alberto Ginastera’s Malambo from Estancia, and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in its entirety. Made possible by the Minnesota Commissioning Club, an exciting new commission, Into the Wild, by Jacob Bancks rounded out the program. Click here to see the itinerary (PDF) »

2018 Tour

Symphony students will again have the opportunity to embark on an international tour in June 2018. The destination and details will be announced this spring. Stay tuned!

GTCYS’ International Touring History

2018 – to be announced in spring 2017

2016 – Argentina Concert Tour

2014 – Spain Concert Tour Soviet Union

2001 China Concert Tour

1999 Eastern Europe Concert Tour

1996 – South America Concert Tour

1994 – Malaysia Concert Tour

1992 – South Pacific Concert Tour

1990 – Asia Concert Tour

1988 – Soviet Union (CCCP) Concert Tour

1985 – Republic of Costa Rica Concert Tour

1984 – Great Britain and Republic of Ireland Concert Tour

1982 – Federal Republic of Germany Concert Tour

1978 – London, England, Royal Albert Hall, Schools Prom

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