Youth Symphony

In-Person Rehearsals:
In-person rehearsals follow WA State DOH guidelines for schools. We are watching evolving School District and State COVID guidelines and will make changes accordingly. Click here for complete BYSO COVID Policy and Procedures.

BYSO FALL QUARTER 2022

CONCERT DETAILS FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 AT 7:30 PM

CALL TIME | 6:15 PM
All musicians should arrive promptly 6:15 pm. Please account for possible traffic delays. NOTE: call times for the Youth Chamber Ensembles are as follows:

  • Youth Symphony Wind Quintet | 6:00 pm

LOCATION
This season’s Fall concert is at the famed Bastyr University Chapel (14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028). Parking is free in the nearby parking lot.

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS AS OF 10/31/2022
As per our COVID-19 Policy, BYSO will be adhering to COVID safety mandates dictated by Bastyr, which is as follows:

  • Students and volunteers wear masks backstage and in the greenroom.
  • Musicians on stage may choose to remove their mask during the performance, but must put their mask on back stage and in the audience.
  • All audience members are required to wear a mask at all times when in the audience.

If this policy changes, we will notify musicians and families immediately.

CONCERT ATTIRE
Be sure to check your ensemble’s concert attire requirements. Students must arrive wearing their concert clothing. They will not have a place to change later.

CONCERT DAY CHECK LIST

Bring…

  • Your instrument
  • Your music
  • A pencil
  • A water bottle for the greenroom
  • Do not bring a stand

VOLUNTEERS – WE NEED YOU!
Volunteers will be a vital part of a successful day at Bastyr for all of our students. We need volunteers to help with the check in process and with supporting ensembles during their dress rehearsals. You will be able to get to know the students, see their dress rehearsal process, see the incredible Bastyr University Chapel from a musician’s perspective, and reserve your seat in the hall early! Click here to sign up now! 


FALL QUARTER 2022 DETAILS

Rehearsals Fall Quarter Dates
Mondays from 6:15 – 8:45 pm September 26 – November 14, 2022
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.
Fall Retreat Saturday, October 8 | 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location Drop Off/Pick Up
Odle Middle School Parking lot and street parking are available. Plan
502 143rd Ave NE on prompt drop off and pick up to avoid
Bellevue, WA 98007 congestion.
Fall Concert | Masterworks Sunday, November 20 at 7:30 pm
Bastyr Chapel Check for details below.
14500 Juanita Dr NE Parking is free at the venue.
Kenmore, WA 98028

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!

For a full list of BYSO’s 22-23 Season dates, including Winter and Spring rehearsals and concerts, visit our calendar.


About

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: Dr. Teresa Metzger Howe

Dr. 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 Dr. Teresa Metzger Howe at youth@byso.org

Messages from the Conductor

Dear Youth Symphony members,

Thank you so much for performing such an inspiring concert on November 20.  The setting was incredibly beautiful and the music pouring from your instruments and your hearts and souls was equally amazing.

The music links for the Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 will be ready soon.  I hope you enjoy spending time during December becoming acquainted with it.  Please let me know if you have any questions regarding part assignments.

Happy holidays!

Sincerely,

Dr. Metzger Howe

 

 

I am excited to present our season’s theme for 2022-23, “Favorites and Farewells.”

The repertoire will feature compositions that are favorites of mine, plus music that is based on farewells of different kinds – the subject of death, music that was created at the end of a composer’s life, etc.  The season’s music is listed below.

I hope you enjoy listening to the fall quarter compositions.

Enjoy!

Dr. Metzger Howe

 


BYSO Youth Symphony Season 2022-23

Favorites and Farewells

FALL QUARTER

November 20, 2022

Jean Sibelius Karelia Overture, Op. 10

Richard Wagner Tristan und Isolde: Prelude and Liebestod

Alexander Borodin Prince Igor: Polovetsian Dances, No. 17

WINTER QUARTER

March 19, 2023

Concerto winner

Peter Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique)

SPRING QUARTER

May 21, 2023

Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 9 (From the New World)

Jay Unger, arr. Bob Cerulli Ashokan Farewell

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