Youth Symphony

Fall 2020 Program

For BYSO’s Fall 2020 Online Program, Youth Symphony musicians are placed into 4 small ensembles – Youth Strings Blue, Youth Strings Green, Youth Strings Red, and Returning Youth Wind Ensemble. (For Philharmonia/Youth Wind Ensemble, visit this page.)

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 Fall 2020 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
Youth Strings Red Teresa Metzger Howe 6:15 – 7:30 PM
Returning Youth Wind Ensemble Teresa Metzger Howe 7:45 – 9:00 PM

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: 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 youth@byso.org

Messages from the Conductor

Welcome, BYSO Youth Symphony musicians for fall quarter 2020.

Here is information for downloading your music.

Youth Wind Ensemble

You will be rehearsing an arrangement of the 3rd movement of the Mendelssohn Octet.  The link to parts is listed below.

The assignments are as follows:
Oboe 1 – Daniel S, Jasmine L (Please download the oboe 1 part which will work well for you  because this arrangement has no flute part)
Oboe 2 – Emma B, Conan L, Samantha S
Clarinet 1 – Aoife B, Yuchen L
Clarinet 2 – Sawako T (some notes on this part go very low but you can change octaves if needed)
Horn 1 – Nicholas Y, James G
Horn 2 – Cassidy C, Vaughn R (some notes on this part go very low but you can change octaves if needed)
Bassoon 1 – Lucena V
Bassoon 2 – Eileen C
Youth String Ensembles Red and Blue
You will be rehearsing the 1st movement of Mendelssohn’s String Symphony No. 7
Youth String Ensemble Green
You will be rehearsing an arrangement of the 1st movement of Mendelssohn’s String Octet.
Violin 2 Izabela and Sophia Violin 2 Mendelssohn Octet Youth Green
Violin 3 Esther and Grace Violin 3 Mendelssohn Octet Youth Green
Violin 4 Hailey and Elain Violin 4 Mendelssohn Octet Youth Green
Violin 5 (playing the viola 1 part) Mitchell and YunbaoViola I Mendelssohn Octet Youth Green
Violin 6 (playing the viola 2 part) Ariel and Sanjana Viola 2 Mendelssohn Octet Youth Green
Violin 7 (playing the cello 1 part) Kendra and Anika Cello 1 Mendelssohn Octet Youth Green
Violin 8 (playing the cello 2 part) Mahoko (with Pamela Liu) Cello 2 Mendelssohn Octet Youth Green
Also, here is a video of Pamela Liu playing all the parts for this piece.
https://mixcord.co/acapella/p/LlTtvH_OzJbbudQQ0xD7vg/

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