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.


Rehearsals Fall Quarter Dates
Mondays from 6:15 – 8:45 pm Season 2024-25 rehearsal dates will
be announced Summer 2024.
Rehearsal Location Drop Off/ Pick Up
TBA Plan on prompt drop off and pick up to avoid
Concert  Time & Date
Retreat  Time & Date
TBA Retreats typically happen on one Saturday
in the Fall & Winter Quarters.

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

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)

Spring Quarter Information

Click here for Spring Quarter seating results.

Note that our spring Saturday rehearsal will be on April 20 at Lake Washington High School from 12:00-2:30 PM.

Any students needing to complete a playing test this quarter will be asked to play the excerpts below that were used for seating auditions.

All excerpts are from Copland: Appalachian Spring.

Spring 2024 Reference Recordings

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