Youth Symphony

  • Winter Quarter music will be available via PDF download by Friday, January 5. Instructions on how to download music will be sent via email to all enrolled BYSO students.
  • Click here for Conductor’s Messages

Rehearsals will be held on Monday evenings from 6:15 pm – 8:45 pm. Musicians are expected to arrive and be prepared to rehearse 15 minutes prior to start time.

WINTER QUARTER 2024 DETAILS

Rehearsals Winter Quarter Dates
Mondays from 6:15 – 8:45 pm  Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 8
Rehearsal Location Drop Off/ Pick Up
Bellevue Children’s Academy Please plan on prompt drop off and pick up to
14640 NE 24th St avoid congestion, as the parking lot is small. No
Bellevue, WA 98007 idling or parking in front of the entrance.
Retreat Retreat Location
Saturday, January 20 Odle Middle School
11:00am – 4:00pm 502 143 Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Winter Concert Time & Date
Meydenbauer Theatre Sunday, March 17 @ 3:00pm
11100 NE 6th St ∙ Arrive by: 1:15 pm
Bellevue, WA 98004 ∙ Youth Chamber Groups will rehearse after Full
Orchestra Rehearsal

SPRING QUARTER 2024 DETAILS

Rehearsals Winter Quarter Dates
Mondays from 6:15 – 8:45 pm  Rehearsals begin on Monday, March 25
No Rehearsal on April 8 (Spring Break)
Rehearsal Location Drop Off/ Pick Up
Bellevue Children’s Academy Please plan on prompt drop off and pick up to
14640 NE 24th St avoid congestion, as the parking lot is small. No
Bellevue, WA 98007 idling or parking in front of the entrance.
Saturday Rehearsal Retreat Location
Saturday, April 20 Lake Washington High School
12:00 pm to 2:30 pm 12033 NE 80th St
Kirkland, WA 98033
Spring Concert  Time & Date*
Benaroya Concert Hall
200 University Street
Seattle, WA 98101
Saturday, May 11 @ 3:00pm
Call Times TBD
Spring Bookend Concert Time & Date*
Meydenbauer Theatre
11100 NE 6th St
Bellevue, WA 98004
Sunday, May 19 @ 2:30pm & 4:30pm
Check-In 1:15 pm

Student Checklist

  • Bring a music stand
  • Bring a pencil
  • Print your sheet music prior to first rehearsal (using link at top of this page) and bring with you to rehearsal
  • Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of rehearsal to ensure you are in your chair and ready to play at the start of rehearsal
  • Have fun!

About

Youth Symphony is the most advanced ensemble in the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra organization. The typical student in Youth Symphony has had significant private instruction as well as school and extra-curricular ensemble experience. Youth Symphony members must have a high degree of technical proficiency and must enjoy challenge.

Youth Symphony provides a chance for advanced students to tackle the works of the great masters as well as new music composed especially for them. Past works performed include Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.

Recent Performance of Youth Symphony


Conductor: Matthew Salvaggio

Learn more.

Contact Matthew Salvaggio at musicdirector@byso.org

Messages from the Conductor

2023-2024 Youth Symphony Season Repertoire

Fall Quarter (November 19, 2023)
Adolphus Hailstork: Fanfare on Amazing Grace
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 3

Winter Quarter (March 17, 2024)
Popper: Hungarian Rhapsody – ft. Elliot Sato (cello), Concerto Competition Winner
Amy Beach: Symphony No. 2 “Gaelic”

Benaroya Concert (May 11, 2024)
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring

Bookend Concert (May 19, 2024)
Nan Avant: Bijoux (The Nebulae)


Winter 2024 Seating Audition Results

Thank you all for a very productive retreat!

Seating results for this quarter may be found here.

For those of you who will be playing different parts, please be sure to have your new parts printed to bring with you to rehearsal on Monday, January 22.

Seating Audition Material and Retreat Information

Our winter retreat will be Saturday, January 20 at Odle Middle School. Seating auditions will take place during the retreat. Please click your instrument below for the requested excerpts. Each student will be asked to play all excerpts listed, marked in blue brackets. Tempo information is listed at the top of each excerpt.

All excerpts are from Amy Beach: Symphony No. 2


Winter 2024 Reference Recordings

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