Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras

Announcements

08/02/2022 –  The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras are returning for a new season! Apply now for the 2022-23 season.

Program Features

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

  • 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
  • Access to BSO concerts

Ensembles

The Concertino Strings (Anna Clement, conductor)offers beginning string players their first taste of ensemble playing. As an introductory group, students will learn the importance of following a conductor, listening, and playing together. Pre-Orchestra meets weekly on Thursdays, 4:00-4:45 pm. No audition required.

The Prelude String Orchestra (Sascha Zaburdaeva, conductor) provides a solid foundation for intermediate 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. [Thursday rehearsals, 5:00-6:30 pm]

The Wind Ensemble (Ben David Richmond, conductor) provides a solid foundation for woodwind, brass and percussion 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 Wind Ensemble will rehearse and perform its own repertoire, and will combine with the Prelude String Orchestra on occasion.  [Thursday rehearsals, 5:00-6:30 pm]

The Philharmonic Orchestra (Sascha Zaburdaeva, conductor) 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. [Thursday rehearsals, 6:45-8:45 pm]

Covid-19

The following policies are effective as of 08/02/2022. Policies may change based on local conditions and adjustments to state or national guidelines.

  • Masks are encouraged but not required.
  • BSYO members are asked to stay home if they are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms.
  • BSYO members must follow CDC guidance if they have tested positive (isolate at home) or been identified as a close contact (masking and/or quarantine).