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.
Sample of Youth Symphony:
Conductor: Teresa Metzger Howe
Teresa Metzger Howe is Music Director of the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra and conductor of BYSO's top tier ensemble, the Youth Symphony. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in orchestral conducting from the University of Washington, a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Butler University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Theory from Manchester College. Dr. Metzger Howe is also the conductor of Rain City Symphony, a community orchestra in Seattle, Washington. Learn more.
Contact Teresa Metzger Howe at email@example.com
Messages from the Conductor
Thanks for a great season! Call time for Sunday’s concert is 6:20pm.
Important Dates To Remember:
May 12, 2019 Masterworks Concert III, 7:30pm, Renton IKEA PAC, call time 6:20pm
BYSO Youth Symphony Season 2018-19
Engelbert Humperdinck Hansel and Gretel Prelude
Duke Ellington I Got It Bad | It Don’t Mean a Thing
Dmitri Shostakovich Symphony No. 9, Op. 70
Musicians’ choice TBA TBA
Johann Sebastian Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata No. 147 Arr. David Stone
Edouward Lalo Cello Concerto in D minor, 3rd movt, Kelly Chen, soloist
Georges Bizet Carmen Suite No. 2
Guest appearance by Mt. Zion Baptist Church and UW Gospel Choir, Phyllis Byrdwell, director
Robert Ray He Never Failed Me Yet
Jonathan Bailey Holland Shards of Serenity
Peter Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4, Op. 36