Updated: May 28, 2020 

The music continues at BYSO, with virtual learning, score studies, and more! We’ve always believed in the power of classical music and we thank everyone who joined us in celebrating our first BYSO Community Day by making a gift to support our students. Please enjoy this special Community Day video featuring a behind-the-scenes look at our rehearsals and virtual programming!

BYSO presents Beethoven’s “Ode to Joy”
In celebration of BYSO Community Day last month, our young musicians worked hard to bring you a little ‘joy’! Please enjoy our first ever virtual performance, featuring members of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras playing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “Ode to Joy”!

BYSO Audition for the 2020-2021 Season
Thank you to everyone who auditioned for our 2020-2021 season! We are excited to announce that we had a new record breaking number of auditionees reaching nearly 900 student applicants. The deadline for the 2020-21 season audition videos passed on May 17th, but if you are still interested in BYSO, please submit the Audition Interest Form and we will contact you should there be additional opportunities for your instrument. Audition acceptance emails will be sent the week of June 14th. Good luck to all applicants.

Summer Music Camp 2020
BYSO has decided to move the 2020 summer camp season online. BYSO’s 2020-2021 season audition acceptances will be sent out the week of June 14th at which time we will share more details about summer content and overall schedule.

Thank you for your support! We value your continued commitment during this challenging time.

Updated: April 27, 2020 

Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras is committed to the health and safety of our students and patrons. We have been closely monitoring the evolving situation regarding the outbreak of COVID-19 and its impact on our community. Our top priority is the health and safety of our young musicians, staff, and the entire BYSO community.  

BYSO has decided to amend or cancel all activities and performances through the end of the 2019-2020 Season. BYSO transformed its Annual Gala into a Virtual Gala, the BYSO On Parade concert on March 22nd at Symphony Hall was cancelled, and the remainder of the 2019-2020 Season concerts are now cancelled.

We ask for your understanding as we work through this uncharted territory and appreciate your patience as we weigh the implications of all concerts and rehearsals for the remainder of the season. 

Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time!