BYSO's E-Newsletter: NOVEMBER 2018
This season BYSO celebrates ICP's 20 th anniversary 20 years of commitment to diversifying the future of classical music, and 20 years of supporting the next generation of young musicians. Throughout the season, we will celebrate ICP’s legacy, the communities that support us, and the accomplishments of our students, families, and faculty. Join us as we honor this transformative program, the impact it has already created, and its future impact to our society.
Puccini La Bohème
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 3pm 
Sanders Theatre at Harvard University

Mimi, Ellie Dehn
Musetta, Olga Pudova
Marcello, Andrey Zhilikovsky
Schaunard, Edward Nelson
Colline, David Cushing
Benoit, Andy Papas
Alcindoro, James Harrington
Doganiere, Ryne Cherry
BYSO Opera Chorus
Charles Prestinari , Chorus Master
Steven Lipsitt, Artistic Director

The running time of this performance of Puccini's La Bohème is approximately 3 hours. Therefore, only children 10 years of age and older will be admitted to this performance.
Don't miss Mozart’s beloved opera sung in English and devised for children ages 6 and older and their families.

Tamino – Neal Ferreira
Papageno – Edward Nelson
Pamina – Erica Petrocelli
Queen of the Night – Jeni Houser
Sarastro – David Cushing
Monostatos – Anthony Webb
Papagena – Brooklyn Snow

Two performances on March 17 at 12noon and 3pm in Symphony Hall.
Pictured: First day of Chamber, and first Chamber Masterclass with BSO Cellist, Owen Young.
"Chapters in Chamber" is a new community outreach music series with the hope to share more of our music throughout the communities of Boston. Find out if we are coming to a Boston Public Library branch near you!
BYSO Concerto Competition Winners Announced
Congratulations to our talented competition winners!

This year's winners will get to perform their piece at the final BYSO concerts of the season on June 2 and 9, 2019.

Boston Youth Symphony (BYS)

Ethan Chaves , violin, Barber Violin Concerto

Dacha and Sava Thurber , violin, Navarra by Pablo de Sarasate

Repertory Orchestra (Rep)

Jessie Liu , piano, piano concerto in A, 1st Mvt by Greig
Ashley, BYS, Cello
"The people in ICP have become more than just members of an orchestra, but my closest friends."
Ashley has been a member of BYSO's Intensive Community Program (ICP) since age 7. Throughout her time in BYSO, Ashley has taken part in every BYSO ensemble, including YPSO, JRO, REP, Chamber Music, and now BYS.
"As a teenager, my life is mostly spent doing regular kid things like homework and sports, but it is ICP and BYSO that is responsible for bringing so many of the extraordinary things in my life that I will always remember. Whether it’s playing at Symphony Hall, conducting the Boston Pops, or making the my best friendships, I can point to my musical education as the catalyst."
Pictured, Ashley's first performance with BYSO, Ashley addresses the audience at the Chapters in Chamber outreach series earlier this month, and Ashley meets Boston Pops Conductor, Keith Lockhart last spring .
BYSO Featured in Symphony Magazine
Members of the Boston Youth Symphony were fortunate to tour to Leipzig, Germany over the summer as part of BYSO's 60th anniversary and continuing BYSO's longstanding history of touring. This fall, Symphony Magazine included BYSO in a feature on youth orchestra international touring.
While spending time with your loved ones over the upcoming holiday, please also think of your beloved BYSO family when giving Tuesday comes around on November 27th.
BYSO is proud of its many alumni who go on to do amazing things, in music as well as in many other fields. Year after year, students at BYSO work hard and learn life skills that prepare them for the future. The training and discipline required to excel at BYSO create incredible pathways for our students! 
Veteran’s Day is celebrated on November 11, and this month we had a conversation with BYSO’s alumnus Andrea “Annie” Judd (formerly Erdekian) Cello ’00, who served in the U.S. Air Force where she was deployed nine times in support of several operations, including Operation Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. 

“As investors in municipal bonds and other asset classes, we see firsthand how broader educational opportunities in a community can improve economic prosperity. We support BYSO and its ongoing development of cultural and educational progress in the Boston area.”
-Tim Coffin, Breckinridge Director of Sustainability
Last season, BYSO’s 60 th Anniversary brought great opportunities for our students, engagement for our communities and support from our friends near and far. Take a look at BYSO’s 2017-2018 Impact Report to read more…
BYSO Launches New Store
Looking for the perfect holiday gift item? How about a cozy hooded sweatshirt sporting the logo of your favorite youth orchestra? Visit our online store today and be sure to allow for two weeks processing and shipping time!
Help make our young musicians SMILE! Click through the Amazon Smile giving program before making your purchases and BYSO will receive a percentage of your purchase as a donation!
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