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Announcements

Announcements

2022/2023 Season Auditions will be Virtual

Fall Auditions for BYSO will be virtual this year. Auditions will be open for submissions August 19th! Check out our audition pages to learn more about audition process, materials and timeline. More updates will be headed your way soon!

BYSO to Perform at 4th of July Fireworks

This summer, BYSO will celebrate our nation’s birthday in Bellevue Downtown Park with friends and neighbors at the Eastside’s largest 4th of July event! Enjoy free live music, children’s activities, food options/food trucks and family entertainment. The evening leads up to a spectacular fireworks show at 10:05 p.m. synchronized with a live performance by the BYSO! Click Here to learn more!

Spring Concert Tickets Now On Sale!

BYSO is presenting its Spring Concerts on May 21 & 22.

On May 21 at 2:00pm at the esteemed Benaroya Hall, our Youth Symphony, Philharmonia, Sinfonia, Premiere Orchestra, Flute Orchestra, Flute Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble will present a Masterworks Concert. This is a concert 4 years in the making!

Adults:              $30.00
Youth (4 – 18):  $20.00
Seniors (65+):  $20.00

Tickets are available by clicking here.

On May 22 at 2:00pm at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center Theatre, our Cadet and Debut String Orchestras and Youth Symphony will present our annual Bookend Concert. Come experience the breadth of programming BYSO has to offer.

Adults:              $25.00
Youth (4 – 18):  $15.00
Seniors (65+):  $15.00

Tickets are available by clicking here.

Garden Party Is Now Live

BYSO’s Seventh Annual Garden Party beings today and will run through May 15!  Make sure to visit our YouTube channel, social media pages, and website to catch all of the incredible performances. New videos will be released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Share with your friends and family and please donate to support BYSO!

Summer Camp Returns!

Summer Camps will return this Summer!
Summer Strings: July 11 – 15
Summer Symphony: July 18 – 22
Summer Music Institute: July 25 – 29
Registration is now open.
More details can be found HERE.

Spring Auditions Open

Online Auditions for our Spring Quarter are now open Feb 18–25. Spring auditions are specifically for musicians that did not audition in Fall or Winter. Visit the Audition Instructions Page to submit your audition.

UPDATE: Due to COVID safety concerns, BYSO is unable to guarantee placement into ensembles at Spring Auditions the year. All submitted auditions will be adjudicated and feedback will be available to all those who audition. If a student qualifies for placement at BYSO, they will be added to a waiting list and we will offer enrollment from this list as space allows.  For more information please email info@byso.org.

Spring Auditions Feb 18–25

On-line Auditions for our Spring Quarter are Feb 18–25. Spring auditions are specifically for musicians that did not audition in Fall or Winter.

UPDATE: Due to COVID safety concerns, BYSO is unable to guarantee placement into ensembles at Spring Auditions the year. All submitted auditions will be adjudicated and feedback will be available to all those who audition.If a student qualifies for placement at BYSO, they will be added to a waiting list and we will offer enrollment from this list as space allows.  For more information please email info@byso.org.

Virtual Rehearsals 1/10/2022

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Washington State, along with multiple inquiries and absence reports from BYSO families with concern regarding the Omicron variant, we have made the decision to host virtual rehearsals on Monday, January 10th for all BYSO ensembles. Please check your ensemble page for more details and link to Zoom Virtual Rehearsal.

Winter Quarter Rehearsals

Mark your calendars – Winter Quarter rehearsals start January 10th.  Music will be available to download and print on Friday, January 7th.  Check your ensemble page for the most up-to-date information.

Winter Audition Results!

We are happy to announce Winter Auditions have been adjudicated.  If you have not received your results, please contact us at info@byso.org

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