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
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.
- 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.
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Violin
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Viola
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Cello
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Bass
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Flute
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Oboe
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Clarinet
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Bassoon
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Horn
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Trumpet
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Trombone
YRO Seating Excerpts 2017 - Timpani
For Current Students
For information on how to report an absence, please click here.
2017 - 2018 YRO Season Calendar
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