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2022-23 BSO Season

Youth & Family Concerts

School Programs

High School Open Rehearsals

These programs invite students in grades 8-12 to observe first-hand how a professional orchestra prepares for a concert. Optional pre-rehearsal talks with a BSO musician begin at 9:30am.

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Thursday, October 6, 10:30am

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Janine Jansen, violin
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
James Burton, conductor

Elizabeth OGONEK Starling Variations
BERNSTEIN Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium), for violin and orchestra
BERNSTEIN Chichester Psalms
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 3, The First of May

Thursday, February 9, 10:30am

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello

Carlos SIMON New work (world premiere; BSO commission)
BLOCH Schelomo: Rhapsody Hébraïque, for cello and orchestra
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

Thursday, March 9, 10:30am

Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Anthony McGill, clarinet

BONDS Selection from Montgomery Variations
Anthony DAVIS You Have the Right to Remain Silent, for clarinet and orchestra
DAWSON Negro Folk Symphony

Youth Concerts

These concerts engage students and classrooms with positive life messages through a musical lens, designed specifically for them. These performances will feature the same music being played in the April 1 Family Concert.

Youth Concerts will be held March 29-31. (Performance times coming soon!)

Information on how teachers may purchase tickets and receive supplementary materials for Youth Concerts will be available in the fall.

Family Concerts

Bring the whole family to Symphony Hall for this fun and engaging concert series, designed to encourage an appreciation for live performance and orchestral music.

  • Performance of Peter and the Wolf

    Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf

    Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)
    Adrian Slywotzsky, conductor
    Genevieve Lefevre, narrator

    PROKOFIEV Peter and the Wolf

    Genevieve Lefevre is an actor, musician, and writer from Boston, MA who graduated from Harvard College in 2020 with a degree in Theater, Dance & Media. Recent acting credits include The Golden Goose with The Rev Theatre, Vindicta and Simulations with Anawan Street Productions, and Thumbelina: A Little Musical with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.). An original piece of hers, Wade, was featured in GRRL HAUS CINEMA’s Best of Animation as well. Genevieve is a 2015 BYSO alum (viola) and is thrilled to be able to collaborate with BYSO for a second year during the production of Peter and the Wolf.

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    Sat Nov 12, 2022 - 12:00pm

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

  • Thomas Wilkins, dressed in all black, sits on the steps of the Symphony Hall stage and speaks to a large audience of young students

    Family Concert: Young at Heart: A Musical Look at Curiosity, Creativity and Courage

    From Beethoven to Carlos Simon, this family-friendly program explores the journeys of major composers who wrote groundbreaking works while they were young, and how today’s young composers are having the same significant impact.

    *The 10am concert is a sensory-friendly performance

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    Sat Apr 1, 2023 - 10:00am

    Sat Apr 1, 2023 - 12:00pm

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

  • Children standing in a balcony at Symphony Hall posing and throwing their arms up in the air.

    Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)

    Bring the whole family to Symphony Hall for this fun and engaging concert series, designed to encourage an appreciation for live performance and orchestral music.

    Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO)
    Marta Żurad, conductor
    Matt Roberts, magician
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    Sat Apr 15, 2023 - 12:00pm

    Symphony Hall, Boston, MA