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
Dear Youth Symphony musicians,
Rehearsal for Jan. 13 is CANCELLED:
Shreya A/Katherine L
Ethan L/Stephen L
Jasmine Y/Hannah K
Vivek S/Eric C
Jessica M/Rita L
Armand M/Micah H
Rei F-A/Albert K
Sonia T/Abby R
Emma H/Thomas W
Eddie L/Jonathan S
William F/Michael K
Rachel J/Yuna J
Leona T/Sophie Z
Asher S/Autumn R
Tenzin L/Anthony L
Colin F/Prithvi R
Giyun K/Kevin L
Emily S/Emma C
Caroline W/Olivia R
Alissa H/David D
Mallika S/Aska M
David L/Hope H
Kelly C/Russell S
Benjamin H/Eric C
Kai S-N/Daniel C
Christian T/Naomi K
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SEASON
January 20, 2020 No rehearsal MLK Day
February 17, 2020 No rehearsal Presidents’ Day
March 1, 2020 Crossroads Chamber Ensemble Concert, 3:30pm.
March 8, 2020 Masterworks Concert II, location TBA, 7:30pm. Call time 6:20pm.
March 9, 2020 No rehearsal
March 16, 2020 Spring quarter rehearsals begin.
April 13, 2020 No rehearsal BSD spring break
May 9, 2020 BYSO Fundraiser, Bellevue Botanical Garden (chamber ensembles perform), performance and call times TBA.
May 10, 2020 Youth perform at Showcase Concert with Cadet and Debut, location TBA, 7:00pm. Call time TBA.
May 16, 2020 Benaroya Concert, Benaroya Hall, 2:00pm. Call time TBA.
BYSO Youth Symphony Season 2019-20
November 3, 2019 (Masterworks Concert)
Modest Moussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition
Elmer Bernstein The Magnificent Seven
December 8, 2019 (Holiday Concert)
Musicians’ choice TBA
Peter Tchaikovsky The Nutcracker:
Dance of the Mirlitons
Scene 8 Waltz (In the Christmas Tree)
March 8. 2020 (Masterworks Concert)
Concerto winner TBA
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter Festival Overture
Peter Tchaikovsky Capriccio Italien
May 10, 2020 (Showcase Concert with Cadet and Debut)
Leonard Bernstein Candide Overture
May 16, 2020 (Benaroya Concert)
Franz von Suppe Morning, Noon and Night Overture
Hugo Alfven Midsummer Vigil; Swedish Rhapsody No. 1