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
Congratulations on a wonderful first concert of the season!
I will see some of you at the concerto competition on Nov. 17.
Rehearsal Schedule for Nov. 19:
Bring your music from the November concert as we will vote on which composition to repeat at the holiday concert.
6:15 Sightread/work through Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
7:25 Read through Bizet Carmen Suite No. 2
8:30 Work through musicians’ choice from November concert to repeat at holiday concert
Dr. Metzger Howe
Important Dates To Remember:
November 17, 2018 Concerto Competition, location and time TBA
December 2, 2018 Magic of Mistletoe Concert, 7:30pm, Newport HS PAC, call time 6:00pm
No rehearsals for the rest of 2018
January 7, 2019 First rehearsal of winter quarter
January 12, 2019 Winter Retreat, 11:00-4:00pm, location TBA
January 21, 2019 No rehearsal (MLK Day)
February 18, 2019 No rehearsal (BSD mid-winter break)
March 10, 2019 Masterworks Concert II, 7:30pm, Meydenbauer Theatre, call time 6:20pm
March 11, 2019 No rehearsal
March 18, 2019 First rehearsal of spring quarter
April 8, 2019 No rehearsal (BSd spring break)
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
Concerto winner TBA
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