Young Artists Orchestra

July 1-August 11, 2018 (Six Weeks)

Ages 14–19*

*The Young Artists Orchestra is open to high school students who have not yet begun full-time college or conservatory study.

The Young Artists Orchestra (YAO) has earned the reputation as one of the preeminent summer youth orchestra training programs in the nation. Under the guidance of professional conductors, artist teachers, and Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) members, students experience high-quality training through intensive study and performance of orchestral and chamber music, private lessons, and master classes.

View a Day in the Life

 

  • Daily orchestral rehearsals with three concert performances at Tanglewood’s Seiji Ozawa Hall
  • Performance at Tanglewood On Parade at the Koussevitzky Music Shed
  • Three private lessons with BUTI faculty, with additional lesson opportunities with BSO members and guests
  • Chamber music rehearsals and coachings three times per week with multiple chamber music performing opportunities
  • Master classes with some of the world’s most esteemed music professionals (past visits and classes include Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Yo-Yo Ma, Midori, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Pinchas Zuckerman, Christian Tetzlaff, Daniel Hope, Lynn Harrell, and Daniel Muller-Schott as well as countless BSO members and guest artists)
  • Access to all Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center concerts, as many as 15 events a week
  • 6 hours of transferable Boston University course credit

Repertoire is subject to change. Full performance schedule to be released in April.

2018 Season

JULY 14, 2018, 2:30 P.M. | SEIJI OZAWA HALL | BRUCE KIESLING, CONDUCTOR
  • BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, The Age of Anxiety (with Thomas Weaver, piano)
  • SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
JULY 28, 2018, 2:30 P.M. | SEIJI OZAWA HALL | PAUL HAAS, CONDUCTOR
  • RACHMANINOV Isle of the Dead
  • STRAVINSKY Le Sacre du printemps
AUGUST 11, 2018, 2:30 P.M. | SEIJI OZAWA HALL | KEN-DAVID MASUR, CONDUCTOR
  • MENDELSSOHN Overture to Athalia
  • DEBUSSY La mer
  • PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet, Suite Nos. 1 and 2

Past Seasons

2017 Season
  • BIZET Suite No. 2 from L’Arlésienne
  • COPLAND Billy the Kid
  • HONEGGER Pastorale d’été
  • LUTOSŁAWSKI Concerto for Orchestra
  • SAINT-SAËNS Phaéton, Op. 39
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10 | Listen
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5
  • THEOFANIDIS Rainbow Body
2016 Season
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 3
  • BRAHMS Variations on a Theme by Haydn
  • ENESCU Romanian Rhapsody No. 1
  • GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue, Simone Dinnerstein (BUTI ’86, ’87), piano
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 6
  • SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 5
  • WAGNER Overture to Die Meistersinger
2015 Season
  • BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra
  • BEETHOVEN Egmont Overture
  • BERNSTEIN Candide Overture
  • BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms (with the BUTI Young Artists Chorus) | Listen
  • COPLANDAppalachian Spring 
  • ELGAREnigma Variations
  • PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5
  • TCHAIKOVSKYRomeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
2014 Season
  • ADÈS “Dances” from Powder Her Face
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7
  • DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture
  • HAAS Father
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 5 | Listen
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scherherazade
  • SIBELIUS Pohjola’s Daughter
  • STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel | Listen

Faculty and guest artists are subject to change.

Conductors
Strings
Woodwinds
Brass
Percussion
Piano

The total cost of attending BUTI is based on the total number of weeks in attendance (even if attending more than one program). For more detailed information, click here.

Scholarships are awarded based on merit, financial need, and program need. Any student applying for scholarship must complete the scholarship section of the admissions application, even if only applying for a merit-based award (the scholarship application is found within the digital admissions application). Those applying for need-based awards must also provide the family or individual’s summary page(s) from their most recently completed tax return (or form with equivalent financial information) from either 2014 or 2015. Students will be notified of any potential scholarship assistance with their admission decision.

Student that are dismissed from BUTI will forfeit their award and receive an invoice for the total cost of attendance.

The 2017 Young Artists Orchestra is sponsored by Cynthia and Oliver Curme/Lost & Foundation, Inc.


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