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Ashley Gong ’21

“This program transformed my life. It gave me such a great community of friends and it was really motivating to find this outlet for music, for creativity, and also this activity that I can put a lot of effort into and see the results payoff.” -Ashley Gong ’21 As we celebrate the start of BYSO’s […]

Sébastien Ridore ’15

This month, we caught up with Sébastien Ridore, a 2015 BYSO alumnus. Sébastien got his start in ICP at the age of 7, rising through the ranks and ultimately performing with BYS for two years before his graduation. After seeing how much his older sister enjoyed playing violin with ICP, Sébastien begged his mom to […]

Andi Lamoreaux ’64

After a 52-year long career at WFMT Classical Music Radio in Chicago, Andi Lamoreaux (formerly McMahon) ’64 recently retired from her position as Music Director. Andi received her bachelor’s degree in music from Wells College in Aurora, New York, and received her master’s degree in music history from Northwestern University. While working at one institution […]

Genevieve Lefevre ’15

This season, as we have been welcoming our students back to the stage, alumna Genevieve Lefevre also returned to grace our BYSO stage once again, too! Genevieve, ’15, Viola, is a recent Harvard University graduate with a degree in Theater, Dance & Media, and served as the narrator for BYSO’s Peter and the Wolf performance […]

Emi Ferguson ’05

Over the summer, Emi Ferguson, BYSO ’05, Flute, released her second solo album, Fly The Coop: Bach Sonatas and Preludes, which debuted at #1 on iTunes Classical. She has performed at several high-profile events, such as the Tenth Anniversary Memorial Ceremony of 9/11, featured alongside Yo-Yo Ma, Paul Simon, and James Taylor. She has spoken […]

NYC Alumni Gathering

Over the summer, BYSO hosted an alumni gathering at the Galway Hooker Bar in the West Village, NYC. Alumni from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s,and the 2010’s all came out to reunite and reminisce on their fondest memories from their time in the orchestras. It was a lovely evening, and we look forward to doing […]

BYSO Alumni Year in Review

For over 60 years, young people have been affected, shaped and motivated by the experience they had with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. They’ve brought unique and creative qualities to their communities and to the world while achieving their own successes. BYSO is proud of the alumni that have gone out into and made the […]

Why I Give: Thomas Hadley in his own words

Tomorrow’s the day – BYSO Day! This is your LAST CHANCE to make a gift that will be matched in honor of BYSO Day – or an alumni gift that will be double matched! All alumni gifts will also be automatically entered into a raffle to receive a pair of tickets to the season finale […]

Why I Give: Abby and Sarah Kahler, in their own words

BYSO is just ONE week away on April 23! Any gifts between now and April 23 will be matched in honor of BYSO Day – BUT if you are an alumni, your gift will be double matched! Your gift will go even further in supporting our students, and ensuring that even more youth can partake […]

Why I Give: Susan Livingston in Her Own Words

Later this month, we will be celebrating BYSO Day on April 23 – a day of giving, and a day of celebration for all the amazing musicianship and accomplishments of our students, year after year! Make a gift to BYSO and any gifts made between April 1 and April 23 will be MATCHED! This means […]