BSO Partnership

In 2012 the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and BYSO formed an important new partnership for classical music in Boston, “BYSO/BSO: Partnering for the Future.” This collaboration is designed to develop training programs and to offer joint performance opportunities for young musicians, audiences, and the wider community, while exploring innovative ways to continue to foster the future of classical music. In addition to the BSO Family Concerts, BYSO and BSO have collaborated to present new and unique family opera productions featuring musicians of the Boston Youth Symphony, members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and vocal soloists which have included Mozart’s The Magic Flute (2014 and 2019) and Rossini’s Cinderella (April 2016).

2021-2022 BSO Family Concerts at Symphony Hall

Prokofiev PETER AND THE WOLF | Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 12pm
Boston Youth Symphony
Federico Cortese, Conductor
Genevieve Lefevre, Narrator

Peter and the Wolf, 2016:  

THE BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS OF FRIENDSHIP | Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10am and 12pm*
Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO)
Thomas Wilkins, BSO Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor

*The 12pm concert is a sensory-friendly concert, designed for all families with children or adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or sensory sensitives.

MUSIC AND MAGIC | Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 12pm
Young People’s String Orchestra and members of the Intensive Community Program
Marta Zurad, Conductor
Matt Roberts, Magician

Family Concert tickets are $20 per adult; children 18 and under are free (limit four per family).


BYSO Music Director, Federico Cortese, talks about the Partnership with the Boston Symphony Orchestra:

BSO Masterclass series:

Stay tuned for this year’s Masterclass dates! These masterclasses are for BYSO musicians and are open to the public to attend.