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:
Messages from the Conductor
Dear Youth Symphony musicians,
Call time for our Nov. 3 concert is 6:20pm.
Rehearsal schedule for Oct. 28:
6:15-7:15 Run through in program order: Bernstein, Mussorgsky
7:25-8:45 Work as needed
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THE SEASON
November 3, 2019 Masterworks Concert I, Renton IKEA PAC, 7:30pm. Call time 6:20pm.
No rehearsals Nov. 4 and Nov. 11
November 16, 2019 Concerto competition, location and time TBA.
Nov. 18 Rehearsals resume.
December 8, 2019 Magic of Mistletoe concert, location TBA, 7:00pm. Call time TBA.
Dec. 9 Holiday break
January 6, 2020 Winter quarter rehearsals begin.
January 11, 2020 Winter retreat, location TBA, 11:00am-4:00pm.
January 20, 2020 No rehearsal MLK Day
February 17, 2020 No rehearsal Presidents’ Day
March 1, 2020 Crossroads Chamber Ensemble Concert (tentative), time TBA.
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 Reed Pipes
Scene 8 Waltz (In the Christmas Tree)
March 8. 2020 (Masterworks Concert)
Concerto winner TBA
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Russian Easter 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
September 16: First rehearsal of fall quarter
September 28: Fall retreat, 11am-4pm, location TBA
November 3: Masterworks concert, Location TBA, 7:30pm, call time 6:20pm
November 4: No rehearsal
November 11: No rehearsal (Veterans Day)
November 16: Concerto competition
December 8: Holiday concert, location TBA, 7:00pm, call time TBA
No rehearsals rest of December
January 6: First rehearsal of winter quarter
January 11: Winter retreat, 11am-4pm, location TBA
January 20: No rehearsal (MLK Day)
February 17: No rehearsal (BSD mid-winter break)
March 1: tentative Crossroads Chamber Concert, time TBA (chamber ensembles only)
March 8: Masterworks concert, 7:30pm, call time 6:20pm, location TBA
March 9: No rehearsal
March 16: First rehearsal of spring quarter
April 13: No rehearsal (BSD spring break)
May 10: Showcase Concert with Cadet and Debut, 7:00pm, call time TBA, location TBA
May 16: Benaroya Concert, concert time TBA, call time TBA