Youth Symphony

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.


The Fall 2023 Parents Meeting will be held on Monday, September 18. More details will be emailed to all enrolled families in September, along with full calendar dates and venue locations.

Rehearsals Fall Quarter Dates
Mondays from 6:15 – 8:45 pm  Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 25
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, September 30 Odle Middle School
11:00am – 4:00pm 502 143 Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Fall Concert Time & Date
Meydenbauer Theatre Sunday, November 19 @ 7:00pm
11100 NE 6th St Call time and more info will be posted here
Bellevue, WA 98004 closer to the concert.

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!


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

Messages from the Conductor

Dear Youth Symphony Musicians,

I’m looking forward to meeting you and making music with you soon! Please check this page often for information on repertoire, seating auditions, and other materials you will need to be prepared for the first rehearsal!

Mr. Salvaggio

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)
TBD: 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)

Fall 2023 Retreat and Seating Audition Information

Our fall retreat will be Saturday, September 30 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. Tempo information is listed at the top of each excerpt.

Fall 2023 Reference Recordings

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