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 Burnes Hall
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.
2019-2020 Concert Schedule
Sunday, December 8, 2019
8:00 PM in Jordan Hall
Thursday, March 5, 2020
7:30 PM in Jordan Hall
Saturday, June 6, 2020
2:00 PM in Jordan Hall
2018-19 Repertoire highlights included:
Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major
Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz
Placement and Seating Audition Information
Placement auditions for YRO are held in the Spring for the following season. Additional audition times may be available in the Fall for any remaining openings.
Seating Audition Sign-up: After gaining admission to the ensemble, all YRO students will take a seating audition. Information regarding the 2019-2020 auditions will be available August 1, 2019.