Youth Symphony

Spring 2021 Program

All rehearsals are held on Monday evenings via Zoom. Musicians are expected to be prepared and logged in to rehearsal 15 minutes prior to start time. Cameras must be kept ON for the entire duration of the rehearsal session.

BYSO Spring 2021 Small Ensemble Schedule
Ensemble Name Director Rehearsal Time
Youth Strings Blue Shiang-Yin Lee 6:15 – 7:30 PM
Youth Strings Green Pamela Liu 6:15 – 7:30 PM
In-Person String Orchestra Teresa Metzger Howe 6:15 – 7:45 PM


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.

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

Messages from the Conductor

Welcome, BYSO Youth Symphony musicians for Spring Quarter 2021.

In-Person String Orchestra

Music update 3/27 6:30pm

Violin I – all Dvorak movts are here.  Sheep May Safely Graze is here (only one bowing addition which I will give you at the first rehearsal.)

Violin II – all Dvorak movts are here.  Sheep has arrived (only one bowing addition which I will give you at first rehearsal.)

Viola – all Dvorak movts are here.  Sheep has arrived (only two bowing additions which I will give you at first rehearsal.)

Cello – all parts are here.

If you have questions about the music, I will be on Zoom Monday, March 29 from 6:15-7:15pm. The Zoom invitation link is:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 972 0605 9012
Passcode: 017939

Bach parts here:



Violin I, Violin 2, viola parts here (no additional bowings)

Byso Sheep

First violin (Shreya, Abigail, Armand, Thomas)

Second violin (Grace, Asher, Jessica K, Sophia, Mitchell)

Viola (Amy, Jessica L, Ella)

Cello (Sophia, Andrew, Marti)

Dvorak’s Serenade for Strings here:

Violin I

Dvorak complete Vln 1

Violin 2


Dvorak Vln2 movt2

Dvorak Vln2 movts 3-5




Serenade for Strings in E Major

Rehearsal location update:
We are very, very close to finalizing a rehearsal location.  We will probably be able to make an announcement by the middle of next week.
Dr. Metzger Howe
Youth String Ensemble Blue – Shiang-Yin Lee – Winter
Franz Schubert String Quartet “The Death and the Maiden” in D minor, D. 810, first movement.

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