Boston Youth Symphony to Perform Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Weber

Contact: Lauren Davalla, 617-358-1688 |

(Boston)_– Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO), one of the finest youth orchestras in the country, will perform its annual spring concert at Symphony Hall on Sunday, March 14, 2010 at 3 pm. The Boston Youth Symphony (BYS), the premier ensemble of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, conducted by Music Director Federico Cortese will perform Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, Stravinsky’s Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra and Weber’s Concertino featuring BYSO Concerto Competition Co-Winner Nicholas Davies.

BYS is the most advanced of six ensembles that comprise the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras. This 120-member ensemble engages students grades 5-12 from dozens of communities throughout New England. BYS performs a wide range of demanding orchestral repertoire, conducted by Mr. Cortese.

Federico Cortese, Conductor

STRAVINSKY – Suite No. 1 for Small Orchestra

WEBER – Concertino

BYS – Concerto Competition
Co-Winner Nicholas Davies (Clarinet)

TCHAIKOVSKY – Symphony No. 5

The BYSO’s Repertory Orchestra (REP), conducted by Joel Bard and Junior Repertory Orchestra (JRO), conducted by Adrian Slywotzky, will open the concert.

Tickets are $25-30, and are available at the Symphony Hall box office at or by calling (888) 266-1200. Group discounts are available through the BYSO office at (617) 353-5353.

More information about the BYSO and its 52nd season schedule is available at

About Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)
The BYSO consists of approximately 420 students representing more than 120 communities from the New England area. The BYSO is widely regarded as one of the country’s finest youth orchestras and is recognized nationally as a model music and arts education organization. Since its inception in 1958 at Boston University, the BYSO continues to achieve the highest artistic standards and remains committed to musical excellence.

About Boston Youth Symphony (BYS)
The Boston Youth Symphony (BYS) is the BYSO most advanced ensemble. It is comprised of approximately 119 outstanding players whose technical level is highly advanced and who show strong musicianship. The group performs a wide range of demanding orchestral repertoire, and is conducted by Music Director Federico Cortese and by Assistant Conductor Mark Miller. The Boston Youth Symphony performs at world class venues including Symphony Hall, Sanders Theatre at Harvard University, Jordan Hall at New England Conservatory and the Church of the Covenant in Boston. The ensemble has collaborated with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Chorus pro Musica, soloists from the Boston University Opera Institute and other guest artists.