The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)
is a youth orchestra
based in Boston, Massachusetts
under the artistic leadership of Music Director Federico Cortese
. Since 1958, BYSO has served thousands of young musicians from throughout New England
with a three full symphonic orchestras, a string training orchestra, a preparatory wind ensemble, four chamber orchestras, a chamber music program, and a nationally recognized string training program for underrepresented youth from inner-city communities.
BYSO’s mission is to "encourage artistic excellence in a nurturing environment by providing the highest quality orchestral training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs accessible to underrepresented youth through financial aid and outreach."
Each year, BYSO auditions around 700 elementary and secondary students, accepting around half of them. BYSO prides itself on creating a community for young musicians, their families and the people that support their passion for music.
BYSO offers over 15 performances in some of Boston's finest venues including Boston Symphony Hall
, Jordan Hall
at New England Conservatory, Sanders Theatre
at Harvard University and Tsai Performance Center at Boston University
. The orchestras and chamber ensembles rehearse every Sunday from September through June at Boston University College of Fine Arts
, where BYSO has been... Read More