Sinfonia is an advanced intermediate orchestra in the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra organization. Sinfonia employs full symphonic instrumentation (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion). The typical Sinfonia student has had some private instruction and school ensemble experience and is developing solid technical skills and musical understanding.

Sinfonia provides advancing students the opportunity to perform challenging literature for full orchestra. Past works performed include Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture, and Barroso’s Aquarela do Brazil.

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Conductor: Barney Blough

Barney Blough holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and a Master of Music Education degree from Central Washington University, a Teaching Certificate from Seattle Pacific University, and a Professional Certificate from Pacific Lutheran University. He has served as Music Director of the Seattle Chamber Orchestra, Assistant Conductor of the Rainier Symphony, and Assistant Conductor of the Lake Union Civic Orchestra. Learn more.

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Fall Highlight Concert Details

  • Monday, November 4th
  • Newport High School – 4333 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue
  • Sinfonia call time for the Highlight Concert is 5:30 pm, on stage for warm up at 5:45 pm.  Concert begins at 7:00 pm (likely ending around 8:00 pm).  Sinfonia will perform last.
  • Includes Sinfonia and Premiere Orchestras

Jingle Bell Jubilee Concert Concert Details

  • Sunday, December 8th
  • Interlake High School – 16245 NE 24th Street, Bellevue, WA 98008
  • Sinfonia call time of 3:00 pm.  Concert begins at 3:30 pm (likely ending around 4:30 pm).  All musicians are expected to stay for the duration of the concert to hear and support all performing groups.
  • Includes Sinfonia and Cadet Orchestras

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