MLK Summer Scholars Program in the news

The John Hancock MLK Summer Scholars program provides summer jobs for over 600 Boston teens at nearly 70 local non-profit organizations each year—the largest summer jobs program of its kind in United States. The MLK Scholars program is built on the inspirational values and legacy of its namesake, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., turning scholars […]

November ENOTES

Click here to get the latest BYSO news and read our ENotes! In This Edition: ICP CELEBRATES 20 YEARS BYSO Concerto Competition Winners Announced BYSO Launches a New Online Store BYSO Opera Casts Announced! ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT Andrea (“Annie”) Judd, Cello ’00 Read about our successful 60th year in the FY18 IMPACT REPORT …and more! Do you […]


Breckinridge Capital Advisors is a Boston-based, independently owned investment advisor specializing in investment grade fixed income portfolio management. The Breckinridge management team is proud to support the BYSO and its efforts to provide young people with meaningful opportunities to grow in music. Breckinridge donations to BYSO in past years have helped to support: EDUCATION Financial […]

Symphony Fall Issue

“More and more youth orchestras are touring, taking their message of youthful music-making to audiences everywhere. Why are they doing it, what do they hope these tours will accomplish for their young musicians, and what might these tours represent as cultural diplomacy? And what’s life like on the road with an orchestra of young musicians, […]

Concerto Competition Winners

Congratulations to our talented competition winners! BYS Ethan Chaves, violin, Barber Violin Concerto – Co-winner Dacha and Sava Thurber, violin, Navarra by Pablo de Sarasate – Co-winners REP Jessie Liu, piano, piano concerto in A, 1st Mvt by Greig – winner Megan Huang, flute, Flute Concerto in G, 1st mvt. By Mozart – honorable mention […]

Chamber Music Program Updates

The BYSO Chamber Music Program has gotten off to an exciting start this year!  With a record number of participants, groups began rehearsals and coachings on September 30th.  This year, we chose 3 honors ensembles from amongst our BYS groups. These groups receive full-scholarship for the year, and have the chance to play around the […]

La Bohème

Boston Youth Symphony Federico Cortese, Conductor Edward Berkeley, Stage Director Mimi, Ellie Dehn Rodolfo, Kyle van Schoonhoven Musetta, Olga Pudova Marcello, Andrey Zhilikovsky Schaunard, Edward Nelson Colline, David Cushing Benoit, Andy Papas Alcindoro, James Harrington Doganiere, Ryne Cherry Parpignol, Felix Aguilar Tomlinson BYSO Opera Chorus Charles Prestinari, Chorus Master ONE PERFORMANCE ONLY: Sunday, January 27, 2019 at […]

Ashley on ICP

For as long as I can remember, ICP has been an integral part of my life. My family was introduced to the Intensive Community Program by one of our neighbors and close family friends. My parents thought it was an amazing opportunity, so they had my older brother audition. All I can remember of this […]