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Youth Symphony season announced

Dear Youth Symphony members,

I am excited to present the season’s repertoire to you.  Our season’s theme is an exciting one and many of our compositions will represent marginalized composers.

I look forward to seeing you at our first rehearsal on September 27 (location TBA)!


Dr. Metzger Howe

BYSO Youth Symphony Season 2021-22

Hear Our Voices: Amplifying music from women and Black, Indigenous, Latinx, AAPI and LGBTQ+ composers


November 21, 2021

Antonin Dvorak                        Carnival Overture                                                       

Louis Wayne Ballard            Scenes from Indian Life                        Indigenous

Aaron Copland                        Three Dances Episodes from Rodeo (Saturday Night Waltz, Corral Nocturne, Hoe Down)                                                LGBTQ+


March 20. 2022

Concerto winner                        TBA

Florence Price                        The Mississippi River Suite            Female/Black

TBA (Mt. Zion Baptist Church Gospel Choir/UW Gospel Choir?            Black

Combined gospel piece?                                                                        Black


May 21, 2022 (Benaroya Concert)

Peter Tchaikovsky            Capriccio Italien                                    LGBTQ+

Jose Pablo Moncayo            Huapango                                                Latinx

May 22, 2022 (Concert with Cadet and Debut)

Elizabeth Lim                        Waltz for Forgotten Time            Female/AAPI

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