New England Conservatory's Youth Repertory Orchestra led by Jane Ezbicki, performs Bizet's Carmen Suite No. 1 in Jordan Hall, Boston, May 11, 2014.
Cynthia Woods, Conductor
Youth Repertory Orchestra (YRO) is open by audition to upper intermediate pre-college string, woodwind, brass and percussion players. Students placed in YRO are expected to be able to play with solid intonation and good tone quality, a variety of dynamics, and are comfortable carrying their part independently while blending with the ensemble. While orchestral assignments are made by level, not age, most members of YRO are in grades 8-12.
Rehearsals: Saturday, 1:10 - 3:00 PM in the SLPC Orchestra Rehearsal room
2017-18 Repertoire highlights include:
Rossini: Overture to William Tell
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2
Brahms: Tragic Overture
2016-17 Repertoire highlights included:
Dvorak: Midday Witch, op.108
Rossini: Overture to La gassa ladra
2017-2018 Concert Schedule
Saturday, December 16, 2017
1:00 PM in Jordan Hall
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
8:00 PM in Jordan Hall
Saturday, June 9, 2018
12:00 PM in Jordan Hall
Placement and Seating Auditions
Placement auditions for YRO are held in the spring for the following year. Additional audition times may be available in the fall for any remaining openings.
For those admitted into the orchestra program, seating auditions are held in early September. Please see below for information regarding the YRO seating auditions.
Seating audition requirements:
All YRO students will take a seating audition during the NEC Prep placement weekend, September 9 - 10, 2017. Excerpts and seating audition requirements will be posted on August 1, 2017.
For Current Students
For information on how to report an absence, please click here.
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