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Youth Repertory Orchestra

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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 

Repertoire

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
3:00 PM in Jordan Hall -- as part of the NEC Prep Winter Festival

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.

Seating Audition Requirements:
All YRO Students will take a seating audition on Saturday, September 9, 2017. Accepted students can schedule their seating audition here.

Specific requirements: 

  • Prepare the posted orchestral excerpts (found below)
  • Prepare two contrasting solo pieces or two contrasting sections from the same work. One piece should be fast and technical; the other, slow and lyrical. You may only be asked to play one solo during the seating audition. You may play the same piece/pieces that you performed during the May placement audition. 

Seating Excerpts

YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Violin

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YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Viola

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YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Cello

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YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Bass

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YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Flute

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YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Oboe

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YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Clarinet 

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YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Bassoon

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YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Horn

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YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Trumpet

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YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Trombone

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YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Timpani

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For Current Students

Absence Requests

For information on how to report an absence, please click here.

Calendar

2017 - 2018 YRO Season Calendar

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Still have questions?

Contact Christine Witmer, Program Manager for Senior Orchestras at (617) 585-1356.

During the academic year, YRO members can also contact the YRO student manager or call (617) 585-1160.

 

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