Raïna Jacques ’09: From Concert Stage to Courthouse

“Just like in classical music, you need grit in law, too. As a musician, you can’t give up on your orchestra—and you can’t give up on your client as an attorney, either.” – Raïna Jacques ‘09 When Raïna Jacques presents arguments in court, she is sometimes taken back to her BYSO days, where endless hours […]

Honoring Our Leadership

Catherine Weiskel joined BYSO as Executive Director in 1996, bringing Federico Cortese (Fed) to lead BYSO’s artistic programming in 1999. Since then, BYSO has grown exponentially as a result of their visionary leadership. Cathy and Fed paved the way for inclusive and immersive musical opportunities, constantly exceeding the expectations of what youth orchestras can and […]

MLK Scholars Become BYSO Youth Center for Music Ambassadors

Throughout the summer, our MLK Scholars visited and learned about our new home at 235 Huntington Avenue. In the video below, they take you on a tour inside the building as renovations are underway! Hi, my name is Regiana, one of the 2023 MLK Scholars at BYSO. I have been in BYSO’s Intensive Community Program (ICP) […]