BYSO’s premier orchestra has built an international presence with tours and performances in world-renowned venues in Switzerland, Israel, England, Scotland, Wales, Colombia, Germany, Belgium, Canada, France, Yugoslavia, Hungary, Austria, Japan, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Ireland, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Latvia, Russia, Spain and Portugal. 1969 International Festival of Youth Orchestras in St. Moritz, Switzerland St. Mortz […]
Symphony Fall Issue
“More and more youth orchestras are touring, taking their message of youthful music-making to audiences everywhere. Why are they doing it, what do they hope these tours will accomplish for their young musicians, and what might these tours represent as cultural diplomacy? And what’s life like on the road with an orchestra of young musicians, […]
“WRHS senior plays with BYSO in Germany”
http://www.thelandmark.com/articles/wrhs-senior-plays-with-boston-youth-symphony-orchestra-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, […]
Altenburg review: “an absolute highlight”, “hallowed and heroic performance”
We are truly humbled by another incredibly positive review from #BYSOTour: ACCLAIM FOR SOLOIST AND YOUTH ORCHESTRA FROM MASSACHUSETTS Concert of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras in the Ceremonial Hall of Castle Altenburg within the Framework of the Museum Night BY FELIX FRIEDRICH Altenburg. Every visitor at the special performance of the Boston Youth Symphony […]
“Astonishing quality” – BYSO’s Gewandhaus concert review!
As we flew home from tour Monday morning, a very praising review of our June 10 Gewandhaus performance was featured in the Leipziger Volkszeitung.* Youth Choirs from Leipzig Make Music with the Youth Orchestra from Boston The Youth Choirs of the Gewandhaus and the Leipzig Opera under the direction of Federico Cortese in the […]
Bach meets Bernstein
It’s been a busy couple of days on #BYSOTour as we are in the midst of our big weekend of performances! Friday marked the opening night of Bach Fest, and we were the first performers at the open air marketplace at our concert “Bach meets Bernstein.” We performed for an attentive audience of easily 1,000 […]
“Bridge to Boston” – BYSO makes local Leipzig newspaper!
Youth Orchestra from Overseas Makes Music with Choirs from Leipzig The Boston Symphony Youth Orchestras has arrived in Leipzig to rehearse programs for the Bach Festival in conjunction with youth choirs from the Opera and the Gewandhaus. Concerts will be held on June 8th in the Market Place and on June 10th in the […]
Museum of Musical Instruments
How often is it that a city’s museums are mostly centered on music? Leipzig is city saturated in music history, and we are happily taking it all in on the #BYSOTour. Today’s museum stop: The Museum of Musical Instruments. This museum is home to nearly 5,000 instruments (some of which we even got to try out […]
Tour Day Two: Bach Museum Tour
On day two, we decided it was time to pay a visit to our Bachfest hosts at the Bach Museum and Archive. There, we enjoyed the perfect history lesson to accompany the music we are preparing to perform! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to see all the action. Watch […]
BYSO lands in Leipzig!
Families of BYSO tour musicians can breathe a sigh of relief: BYSO has made it to Leipzig! Day 1.5 was an exciting whirlwind that had us traveling by car, plane, bus and our own two feet as we finished this 24 hour journey with a walking tour of Leipzig’s city center! Watch our instagram […]