Youth Symphony

Winter 2021 Program

For BYSO’s Winter 2021 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 Winter 2021 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 Winter Quarter 2021.

Here is information for downloading your music.

Youth Wind Ensemble Winter Quarter

Dear Youth Wind Ensemble (winter quarter 2021),
Welcome to BYSO’s winter quarter 2021!  We will be meeting on Mondays from 7:45 – 9:00pm for 8 rehearsals, beginning this Monday, January 4.  Because we will not be rehearsing on MLK Day and Presidents Day, our final rehearsal will be March 8.
Our repertoire will be Mozart’s Serenade in C minor, K. 388 and a new composition by Miles Baker entitled Through The Enchanted Forest (I am abbreviating it to TTEF) which I think you will really enjoy. I have attached an mp3 file of it for you to listen to.
I have attached the parts of both compositions for you.
The Mozart parts are:
Here is your Zoom invitation.  You should also have received an email directly from ical with the invitation as an attachment.
Meeting ID: 987 2969 2517
Passcode: 573133
If you are interested in listening to a professional recording of the Mozart, here is my favorite from YouTube.
https://youtu.be/KMptOP1EyTI. (fourth movement)
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
I look forward to our rehearsals!
Sincerely,
Dr. Metzger Howe
Youth String Ensemble Blue – Shiang-Yin Lee – Winter
Franz Schubert String Quartet “The Death and the Maiden” in D minor, D. 810, first movement.
Dear Youth String Ensemble Red (winter quarter 2021),
Welcome to BYSO’s winter quarter 2021!  We will be meeting on Mondays from 6:15-7:30pm for 8 rehearsals, beginning this Monday, January 4.  Because we will not be rehearsing on MLK Day and Presidents Day, our final rehearsal will be March 8.
Our repertoire will be Shostakovich’s Sinfonia for String Orchestra, Op. 110a.  It is also known as his Chamber Symphony for Strings.  And to further confuse the issue, it is based on his String Quartet No. 8.  If you are looking for recordings, YouTube performances, etc., always look for Op. 110a.
I have attached the bowed string parts for you. We will be playing the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th movements.  (We may read through the 3rd movement but I did not have it bowed and we will not be recording it unless you are very ambitious.)
Here is your Zoom invitation.  Please copy and paste the link when you want to enter the rehearsal.  You should also have received one directly from ical.
Meeting ID: 959 2118 8727
Passcode: 385764
If you are interested in hearing a professional performance of the composition, here is a link to a YouTube performance that I especially like.
Let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
I look forward to our rehearsals!
Sincerely,
Dr. Metzger Howe

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