Young Artists Orchestra
June 30 – August 10, 2013
Repertoire for 2013
- Henry Cowell | Ancient Desert Drone
- Aaron Copland | Billy the Kid (Suite)
- Antonin Dvorak | Symphony No. 8
- Alfred Schnittke | (K)ein Sommernachtstraum
- Benjamin Britten | Sinfonia da Requiem
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Requiem (with BUTI Young Artists Vocal Program)
- Ottorino Respighi | Fountains of Rome
- Igor Stravinsky | The Rite of Spring
- (all repertoire is subject to change)
Don’t just strive for excellence, experience it!
Whether contemplating a career as a professional musician or developing skills for the sheer pleasure of music making, the Young Artists Orchestra offers gifted musicians the experience of a lifetime.
The Young Artists Orchestra has earned a reputation as the preeminent summer orchestra program in the nation, exposing instrumentalists to the expectations and standards of a professional-level symphonic orchestra. Under the guidance of professional conductors, artists/teachers, and BSO members, students experience high-quality training through the intensive study and performance of orchestral and chamber music repertoire. The discipline, focus, and energy of performing at an advanced level is the tradition and magic of a summer at Tanglewood.
Daily rehearsals of the orchestra are exhilarating, covering a varied repertoire of both standard and contemporary works. Each concert is presented by the Young Artists Orchestra in a public concert on the Tanglewood Main Grounds in either Ozawa Concert Hall or the legendary Koussevitzky Music Shed. Orchestral techniques, balance, texture, interpretation and historical background are all addressed in the context of the full orchestra and separate sectional rehearsals. Seating in each section rotates with every concert. Conductors for the 2013 season include Paul Haas, Ken-David Masur, and Tito Munoz.
Students will receive three (3) private lessons from a BUTI faculty member at no added cost. This is an essential component of training that not only enhances the development of each student as a solo performer but also assists the student in meeting the demands of the orchestral and chamber music repertoire programmed throughout the summer. Students will have the opportunity to schedule additional lessons with a BUTI faculty member or a member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra at an additional cost.
Chamber music provides an important and dynamic compliment to the orchestral experience. Coached by experienced artists faculty members, students are assigned to chamber music groups for preparation and presentation of various works on the Tanglewood Main Grounds as well as throughout the Berkshire community. Guest artists from the BSO and TMC faculty are frequently on hand to coach chamber music as well. Master class guests in chamber music have included Lynn Harrell, Daniel Muller-Schott, John Harbison, Norman Fischer, James, Buswell, Nico Muhly, and Marc Johnson.
Master classes and Question & Answer Sessions
Solo repertoire and technique are given special attention in guest master classes as well as question and answer sessions with BSO guest artists. In recent summers artists have included visits with Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Yo-Yo Ma, and Midori, and classes with Pinchas Zuckerman, Christian Tetzlaff, Daniel Hope, Lynn Harrell, and Daniel Muller-Schott.
Master classes have also been given by additional distinguished artists such as James Buswell, Norman Fischer, Pamela Frank, Carolyn Fryer, Richie Hawley, Kim Kashkashian, David Krauss, Adam Luftman, Dana Mazurkevich, Yuri Mazurkevich, Chris Olka, Bayla Keyes, Michelle LaCourse, and Peter Zazofsky.
Because of BUTI’s unique relationship with the BSO, many of the orchestra players also are available to offer students master classes. Recent BSO artists include: Steve Answell, Edwin Barker, Ronald Barron, Cathy Basrak, John Ferrillo, Edward Gazouleas, Tim Genis, Gregg Heneger, William Hudgins, Daniel Katzen, Ben Levy, Tom Martins, Cynthia Meyers, Ikuko Mizuno, Suzanne Nelsen, Toby Oft, Kevin Owen, Richard Ranti, Mike Roylance, Robert Sheena, Richard Sebring, Tom Siders, James Somerville, Owen Young, Michael Zaretsky.