BYSO connects

Welcome to BYSO’s 63rd Season! Presenting BYSO’s 2020-2021 season: BYSO connects BYSO connects us virtually with one another and with the community! We are honored to welcome you to what will be a historic 63rd season! We are delighted to have all of you as members of the BYSO family. This season, we have the opportunity to […]

19-20 Season Donor Appreciation

Thanks to our donors, over 500 young musicians were able to experience the incredible personal growth that comes with a high-quality music education this past season.Despite the many challenges posed by recent global events, music making has continued virtually for all of our students.500+ students served39 graduating seniors (we’ll miss you!!)600+ individual supporters11 weeks of […]

Senior Awards 2020

Each year, we award the Robert Hardt Memorial Award and the Philip J. Smith Award to seniors in the graduating class. Read about the awards and this year’s recipients below! The Robert Hardt Memorial Award The Robert Hardt Memorial Award for outstanding musical achievement is awarded every year to an outstanding BYSO senior who displays […]

Graduating Class of 2020 – List of Colleges

Here is a list of the colleges that our BYSO class of 2020 will be attending in the Fall! We are so proud of all our talented seniors and so grateful for everything they have contributed to BYSO, and we know they will continue to thrive and make a difference no matter what their next […]

2019-2020 Season Appreciation

As we celebrate the end of BYSO’s 62nd season, we would like to take a moment to appreciate all of the amazing people who have helped make this season so great! Thank you to all of you for the work you’ve done this season, and for helping us adjust to the current conditions and continue […]

BYSO At Home

We are so proud and thrilled that our students have been working hard to stay musically active during this time at home, through BYSO lessons and rehearsals but also independently. Enjoy reading about (and watching!) some of the great projects, goals, etc. that students have been working on over the past few months! Name: Henry […]

Student Spotlight – Matty

Our January Student Spotlight feature is Matty! Matty is a bassoonist and contrabassoonist in JRO. He is currently a sophomore in high school, and he has been in BYSO for 4 years. We asked Matty a few questions: Q: What is your favorite thing about BYSO? A: Being able to play in a full orchestra, […]

Student Spotlight – Jóia

Our first Student Spotlight feature is Jóia! Jóia is a violist in BYS. She’s currently a senior in high school, and she’s been in BYSO for 3 years. We asked Jóia a few questions: Q: What is your favorite thing about BYSO? A: My favorite thing about BYSO is the tightly-knit community that develops throughout […]

Chamber Music Master Class Series 2019-2020

Join us for our 2019-2020 season Chamber Music Master Class series! All master classes take place at 10am at Newton South High School on the specified date. Our first master class was on Sunday, November 3rd. Mike Reynolds, cellist of the Muir String Quartet and Cello Professor at Boston University’s College of Arts and Sciences, […]