History

A Brief History of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras

Since its inception in 1958, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) has expanded beyond its original single orchestra and launched many new artistic initiatives. Today BYSO serves over 600 children throughout New England, and is recognized as one of the finest youth orchestras in the country.  The timeline below highlights some of the most memorable moments in the history of BYSO.

BYSO released a new edition of its History Book in August, 2017, to celebrate its 60th Anniversary.  To order your very own copy of the BYSO History Book, click here.