December 6, 2022 – The Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestras will be holding auditions for new members interested in joining for the Winter/Spring semester on Thursday, January 12, 2023.
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 email@example.com
- 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
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]
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).