2018 Tour

Tour History     2018 TOUR

In June 2018, YOSA will embark on our 12th international tour. Inspired by San Antonio’s Tricentennial, YOSA musicians will perform in the Canary Islands and Spain.

ITENERARY (preliminary)
June 14, 2018 Rehearsal
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. full rehearsal
1-2 p.m. break (bring your own lunch)
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. full rehearsal

YOSA-Spain-logo-2018-FINAL-01June 15, 2018
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. full rehearsal
1-2 p.m. break (bring your own lunch)
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. full rehearsal

June 16, 2018
9 a.m. Tour meeting (parents and all going on tour)
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. full rehearsal
1-2 p.m. break (bring your own lunch)
2 p.m. to 4 p.m. full rehearsal

June 17, 2018
2-3:30 p.m. dress rehearsal
4 p.m. Bon Voyage Concert

June 18, 2018
Finish packing and get ready to go!

June 19, 2018Tenerife
Departure from San Antonio
Travel to Madrid and on to Tenerife

June 20, 2018
Arrive in Madrid and depart for Tenerife
Check into hotel, dinner, sightseeing

Tenerife 2June 21, 2018
Breakfast at hotel
Excursion to visit the southern coast of the Island of Tenerife
Dinner and Concert #1

June 22, 2018
Breakfast at hotel
Domestic flight to Seville
Check into hotel
Dinner and sightseeing

SevilleJune 23, 2018
Breakfast at hotel
Half-day excursion to discover Seville
Rehearsal
Dinner and Concert #2

June 24, 2018
CordovaBreakfast at hotel and depart for Cordoba
Visit Mosque and its “Medina”
Continue to Granada and check into hotel
Dinner at hotel

GranadaJune 25, 2018
Breakfast at hotel
Full-day excursion in Granada, discovering Alhambra and downtown
Dinner at hotel

June 26, 2018
Breakfast at hotel and departure for Madrid
Prado museum
Check into hotel and dinner

MadridJune 27, 2018
Breakfast at hotel
Half-day guided tour in Toledo
Royal Palace
Dinner at Hotel

June 28, 2018
Breakfast at hotel
Excursion to Avila and Segovia
Dinner and Concert #3

June 29, 2018
Departure from Madrid
Travel to San Antonio

TOUR REPERTOIRE
Bernstein—Candide Overture

Gershwin—Rhapsody in Blue (Daniel Anastasio, piano soloist)

Tchaikovsky—Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

Daniel Anastasio, piano
An active soloist, chamber musician, and teacher in New York City, Daniel Anastasio is a multi-faceted artist whose “technical prowess and emotional sensitivity” is imbued with an intellectual curiosity (Rivard Report). A finalist in the Cornell University and Juilliard concerto competitions and winner of the Mid-Texas Symphony concerto competition, Mr. Anastasio was invited to perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3 under Leon Fleisher, a performance described as “the highlight to everyone’s ears, if the full-house standing ovation were any indication” (ECM reviews).

At Juilliard during his Master’s degree, Mr. Anastasio was a finalist in the Juilliard Concerto Competition, and a winner of the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship. At Cornell University, he was a two-time winner of the Adelson Prize for Outstanding Work in Instrumental Performance. As a chamber musician, Mr. Anastasio has recently performed at Cornell University’s Mayfest, the Yellow Barn Music Festival, Tanglewood Music Century, Music Academy of the West, and Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival, and continues to regularly collaborate with Astral Artist Christine Lamprea, Imani Winds member Mark Dover (clarinet), Escher Quartet’s Brook Speltz (cello), and Shuffle’s Brendan Speltz (violin).

Growing up in San Antonio, Texas under the tutelage of Rebecca Wilcox, Mr. Anastasio was a winner of the San Antonio Symphony’s “Future Stars” competition, a repeat-guest of the Olmos Ensemble, and a first place winner of the Junior Tuesday Musical Club’s “Bowman” award; he was a member of that club since age nine and served as student leader in 2007.

A proponent of outreach, he is a member of Bridge Arts Ensemble, which offers performances and clinics at public schools in the greater New York area. He is also the pianist of Unheard-of, a trio dedicated to commissioning young composers and premiering their works. With his wife, pianist Erika Dohi, Mr. Anastasio co-directs BLUEPRINTS, a piano series in New York City that presents traditional, classical works alongside contemporary, jazz, and free improvisation.

Mr. Anastasio is finishing his Doctorate of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University, where he studies with Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl.

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE
Roundtrip Airfare from San Antonio

Three concerts:
Tenerife, Canary Islands
Seville, Spain
Madrid, Spain

9 nights accommodation in 3-4 Star Hotels:
2 nights in Tenerife
2 nights in Seville
2 nights in Granada
3 nights in Madrid

Breakfast and Dinner daily at hotels or local restaurants

Local Guides in Tenerife, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, Madrid, Toledo, Avila & Segovia

Entrances to:
Cathedral in Seville
Flamenco show in Seville
Mosque in Cordoba
Alhambra in Granda,
Prado Museum in Madrid
Royal Palace in Madrid
Alcazar in Segovia

PASSPORT INFORMATION
All participants must have a valid passport no later than April 1, 2018.

Information on obtaining a passport (click HERE)

TOUR ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE
YOSA is happy to offer financial assistance to musicians intending on going on tour. To apply for tour assistance, complete the tour assistance application for by clicking the link below.

2018 Spain & Canary Islands Tour Assistance Application

If you have already applied for tuition assistance for the 2017/18 concert season, YOSA will be able to use your financial information submitted previously and will not require additional documentation.

Those who did not apply for tuition assistance for the 2017/18 concert season as still eligible to apply for 2018 tour assistance.

The deadline to apply for tour assistance is Friday, September 1, 2017. 

TOUR PRICE
YOSA is pleased to offer this tour to the YOSA musicians for $4,200 (not including YOSA tuition), payable in installments as follows:

Schedule Tour
August 15, 2017 Deposit* $573.00
September 1, 2017 Payment 1 $403.00
October 6, 2017 Payment 2 $403.00
November 3, 2017 Payment 3 $403.00
December 1, 2017 Payment 4 $403.00
January 5, 2018 Payment 5 $403.00
February 2, 2018 Payment 6 $403.00
March 2, 2018 Payment 7 $403.00
April 6, 2018 Payment 8 $403.00
May 4, 2018 Payment 9 $403.00
TOTAL $4,200.00

*All deposits are non-refundable.

Financial assistance is available to any Philharmonic musician interested in participating on tour. Please click HERE to apply for tour assistance.

Click HERE for musician and Family tour registration form.*

Click HERE to make a payment.

*Only 2017/18 YOSA Philharmonic participants are eligible to participate in YOSA’s 2018 Spain / Canary Islands tour.

COMPANION TOUR
Parents and others who want to accompany YOSA on tour are welcome. The companion tour will include all guided sightseeing tours and admittance to YOSA performances. During orchestra rehearsals on tour, the companion tour participants will have free time to explore.

We are offering the standard package companion tour for $4,397.00. There is an option to upgrade to single person occupancy for hotel accommodations for an additional $520.00. Standard package is payable in installments as follows:

Schedule Tour
August 15, 2017 Deposit* $698.00
September 1, 2017 Payment 1 $411.00
October 6, 2017 Payment 2 $411.00
November 3, 2017 Payment 3 $411.00
December 1, 2017 Payment 4 $411.00
January 5, 2018 Payment 5 $411.00
February 2, 2018 Payment 6 $411.00
March 2, 2018 Payment 7 $411.00
April 6, 2018 Payment 8 $411.00
May 4, 2018 Payment 9 $411.00
TOTAL $4,397.00

*All deposits are non-refundable.

Click HERE for companion tour registration form*

Click HERE to make a payment.

REFUNDS
If a musician’s participation in the YOSA Philharmonic 2018 Spain and Canary Islands Tour is canceled, a Refund Request Form must be completed to receive a refund. Once YOSA has been notified of cancellation, a Refund Request Form will be sent via email. If a musician is dismissed from YOSA for a violation of YOSA’s conduct and expectation policies as outlined in the Musician’s Handbook, all moneys received are non-refundable. Eligible refunds will be determined based on the following timeline:

Before November 30, 2017: 100% of monthly payments, minus regular tuition expenses and deposits*

December 1, 2017 to February 1, 2018: 50% on monthly payments, minus regular tuition expenses and deposits*

February 2, 2018 to April 1, 2018: 25% of monthly payments, minus regular tuition expenses and deposits*

*All deposits are non-refundable.

TRAVEL INSURANCE
Travel insurance is available through 360º Group.

Click HERE for travel insurance information.