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So Now What: A Musical Look at Anticipation, Expectation, and a New Certainty Toward the Fulfillment of Our Promise

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

The BSO’s Family Concert Series provides engaging, age appropriate, educational orchestral concert experiences especially for children ages 3–8 and their families. BSO Family Concerts are designed to build connections to the orchestra, orchestral music, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, and Symphony Hall. The BSO offers three Family Concert programs per year, one of which is performed by the BSO and conducted by Germeshausen Youth and Family Concerts Conductor Thomas Wilkins, the other two of which are performed by the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) as part of a larger organizational partnership.

The 10:00 concert is a sensory-friendly performance, designed for all families with children or adults diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder or sensory sensitivities. This is a full version of the Family Concert, with a flexible, non-judgmental environment. Modifications include relaxed house rules, reduced volume and lighting levels, extra space for movement, available noise-reduction headphones, a designated quiet room and support spaces, modified food concessions, and credentialed autism therapist volunteers on site.

Thomas Wilkins Conducting a Youth Concert

Performance Details

May 7, 2022, 10:00am EDT

This performance features the 2022 BSO Concerto Competition winner, Jinyoung Kweon.

Congratulations and thank you to these exceptional young artists who earned the following placements from our BSO panel:

First Place:
Jinyoung Kweon, piano

Second Place (Tied):
Hana Taylor, violin
Keila Wakao, violin

Third Place:
Ethan Fisher-Chavez, violin

Honorable Mention:
Emily Feng, viola
Plamen Fung, french horn
Ella Kim, violin
Saehyun Kim, piano
Katherine Liu, piano

Advice for Young Musicians

Learn more about how to prepare for an audition from Thomas Wilkins and members of the BSO.

BSO Family Concerts
So Now What: A Musical Look at Anticipation, Expectation, and a New Certainty Toward the Fulfillment of Our Promise

Sensory-Friendly Concert

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