Philharmonia

Philharmonia is an advanced orchestra in the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra organization. The typical Philharmonia student has had several years of private instruction and substantial ensemble experience and is highly skilled on his or her instrument.

Philharmonia prepares high-level musicians for possible entry into Youth Symphony with challenging full orchestra pieces. Past works performed include Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture, Tchaikovsky’s Slavonic March in Bb Minor, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 35.

Conductor: Joseph Kempisty

Joseph Kempisty holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from The Ohio State University and a Master of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies degree from the University of Washington. He has taught elementary, middle, and high school orchestras in the Midwest as well as in the Bellevue School District, where he was also a school administrator for fourteen years. Learn more.

Contact Joseph Kempisty at philharmonia@byso.org

Messages from the Conductor

Bartok Village Dance recording:

Performed by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  These tempos are almost exactly the same as what we are doing.  Listen to it 3 times this week.

Call for Repertoire Ideas…

If you have a piece in mind that you think Philharmonia should perform, please email the details to Mr. Kempisty at philharmonia@byso.org.

And be sure to look at International Music Score Library Project for other ideas as well.

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