Federico Cortese – Celebrating 20 Years with BYSO!

This season we celebrate Federico Cortese and his 20th anniversary as Music Director of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. Fed’s visionary leadership and his sincere care for our young musicians and the future of BYSO has led our organization to a new level of excellence that was unimaginable 20 years ago. We asked current students […]

September 2019 E-Notes

Click here to get the latest BYSO news and read our E-Notes! In this edition: Feature – BYSO’s 62nd Season Opening Concert ICP Info- Stings Recruitment Staff Stories- featuring 5 new staff members Alumni Awareness- featuring Emi Ferguson ’05 Out and About- BYSO’s Alumni Event in NYC You Should Know- BYSO Summer Camps and more….

BYSO Partners with IDAGIO

BYSO is delighted be the first American youth orchestra to partner with IDAGIO, a streaming service for classical music. IDAGIO offers BYSO students and families special pricing and access to their array of services and aims to provide other unique services and listening possibilities as the partnership evolves. BYSO is excited about this collaboration and […]

January ENOTES

Click here to get the latest BYSO news and read our ENotes! In This Edition: BYSO Performs Puccini’s La Bohème BYSO’s Annual MLK, Jr. Tribute Concert with Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley Save the Date! Children’s Opera: The Magic Flute Alumni Spotlight: Jessica Rucinski, ’09 BYSO Partners with IDAGIO BYSO’s ICP students and Executive Director, […]

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 […]


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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 […]

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 […]

61st Season Opening Concert Program Notes

BYSO’S 61ST SEASON OPENING CONCERT IS THIS SUNDAY Dmitri Shostakovich Benjamin Britten Ludwig van Beethoven Manuel de Falla   Learn more about the history, motivations and influences of some of the great pieces to be performed by BYSO students this Sunday, October 14 at Symphony Hall as part of BYSO’s 61st Season Opening Concert! Read […]

“WRHS senior plays with BYSO in Germany” The Landmark | July 11, 2018 By Rachel Ettlinger From playing the cello in her home as a 5-year-old to the big stage in the Altenburg Castle in Bamburg, Germany as a rising Wachusett Regional High School (WRHS) senior, Kaede Ishidate’s passion for music has taken her throughout the New England area and, now, […]