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Youth Symphony Messages

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!


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.


Dr. Metzger Howe


BYSO Youth Symphony Season 2022-23

Favorites and Farewells


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


March 19, 2023

Concerto winner

Peter Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 6 (Pathetique)


May 21, 2023

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

Jay Unger, arr. Bob Cerulli Ashokan Farewell

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