BSYO

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Save the Date: Auditions for the 2014-15 season will be held on Sunday, September 21 at Bangor High School. Submit application by Monday, September 15 to schedule.

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The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras (BSYO), an education program of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra (BSO), gives qualified students ages 8 to 18 the opportunity to gain performance experience in an encouraging and motivating environment. The BSYO comprise students who are invited, following an audition, to join one of three ensembles: the Prelude String Orchestra, the Prelude Wind Ensemble, or the Philharmonic Orchestra. Program features and details are listed below.

For information, please call the BSYO at 207.942.5555 ext.1 or email bsyo@bangorsymphony.org

Program Features

  • Work with international violin superstar Midori in January 2015
  • Instruction with BSO musicians, conductors and guest artists
  • Winter and spring performance opportunities
  • Side-by-side opportunities with BSO musicians
  • Peer exchange with other talented young musicians
  • Complimentary tickets to BSO concerts


Ensembles

The Prelude String Orchestra (Sascha Zaburdaeva, conductor) provides a solid foundation for younger string players seeking to gain experience in an ensemble setting. Students should possess a basic level of musicianship and will develop the skills necessary to play in a full orchestra. The Prelude String Orchestra will rehearse and perform its own repertoire, and will combine with the Prelude Wind Ensemble on occasion.

The Prelude Wind Ensemble (Trevor Marcho, conductor) provides a solid foundation for younger woodwind and brass players seeking to gain experience in an ensemble setting. Students should possess a basic level of musicianship and will develop the skills necessary to play in a full orchestra. The Prelude Wind Ensemble will rehearse and perform its own repertoire, and will combine with the Prelude String Orchestra on occasion.

The Philharmonic Orchestra (Trevor Marcho and Sascha Zaburdaeva, conductors) is an advanced ensemble. Players should have a strong command of their instrument, possess an advanced level of musicianship and have a solid foundation of ensemble experience. Typical age range: 14-18

Application

The application for the 2014-15 season is available for download below and must be postmarked by September 15, 2014. Auditions will be held on September 21, 2014.