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Matthew Salvaggio named as BYSO’s next Music Director

Matthew Salvaggio has been chosen to succeed Dr. Teresa Metzger Howe as BYSO’s next Music Director and Youth Symphony Conductor. Mr Salvaggio will oversee BYSO’s Summer Camps this July and conduct our Summer Music Institute. He will assume the role as Music Director on August 1, 2023. To read more about this exciting news please click here!

Registration for 2023-24 Season Auditions Now Open

Registration for our 2023-24 Season Auditions is now open. Auditions will be in-person on August 14, 15, & 19. For those unable to attend these in-person auditions, virtual submissions will be accepted. Please visit for more information on our audition process and to register today!

Spring Concert Series Tickets Now On Sale!

Come join us May 21 & 22 at Meydenbauer Center Theatre for our Spring Concert Series! This will be the final series that explores our season theme, “Favorites & Farewells”. More information can be found at

No Rehearsal Tonight 4/10/23

There are no BYSO rehearsals this evening in observance of Spring Break. Enjoy your week off and we’ll see you next Monday for some incredible music-making!

Spring Quarter Rehearsals Begin Tonight!

BYSO’s Spring Quarter begins tonight. Make sure to check your ensemble page for up to date information regarding rehearsal times and locations. Also – music links were included in last Thursday’s newsletter. See you tonight!

Winter Concert Series Tickets Now On Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for BYSO’s Winter Concert Series, March 19-20 at Meydenbauer Center Theatre. Come experience BYSO live and in concert as we explore this season’s theme of “Favorites and Farewells”. To learn more and purchase tickets CLICK HERE!

No Rehearsals on Monday, February 20

In observance of Presidents’ Day, there will be no rehearsals ON Monday, February 20. Rehearsals will resume on Monday, February 27!

Summer Camp Registration Now Open!

Announcing Dates for BYSO’s Annual Summer Camps.

Summer Strings: July 10 – 14
Summer Symphony: July 17 – 21
Summer Music Institute: July 24 – 28

Registration is now open.
More details can be found HERE.

Youth and Philharmonia Retreats this Saturday at NEW VENUE!

Due to a scheduling conflict, the Youth and Philharmonia Retreats this Saturday will now take place at:

Overlake Christian Church
9900 Willows Rd NE
Redmonds, WA 98052

Retreat times have not changed.  Your ensemble pages have been updated to reflect this change.

We look forward to seeing you all this Saturday!

No Rehearsal this Monday

There are no BYSO rehearsals this Monday, January 16 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Monday night rehearsals will resume on January 23. There is a retreat for Philharmonia and Youth Symphony on Saturday, January 21. Check your ensemble pages for details!


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