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 Brown Hall

2018-2019 Concert Schedule

Saturday, December 15, 2018
1:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
7:30 PM in Jordan Hall

Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:00 PM in Jordan Hall

Repertoire

2018-19 Repertoire highlights include:

Dvořák: Vodnik

Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila

Smetana: Vltava

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings in C major

Weber: Overture to Der Freischutz

 

2017-18 Repertoire highlights include:

Brahms: Tragic Overture 

Rossini: Overture to William Tell

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 2

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 during the seating audition weekend, September 8 - 9, 2018. 

Sign-up for a seating audition

Seating Audition Requirements: YRO students should prepare one solo work. Additionally, students should prepare the required excerpt for their instrument which can be found below.

Seating Audition Excerpts: Students should download, print and prepare the excerpts appropriate to their instrument. All excerpts are ensemble specific and the following excerpts should only be prepared by students admitted to YRO. Please contact Laura Mixter, Large Ensemble Coordinator, with any questions you may have.

YRO 2018 - String seating audition excerpts

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YRO 2018 - Wind, Brass, and Percussion seating audition excerpts

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For Current Students

Calendar

YRO 2018 - 2019 Rehearsal Calendar

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Attendance

Attendance is required at all regularly scheduled classes, rehearsals, dress rehearsals, and performances. The full attendance policy may be reviewed here.

Still have questions?

Contact Laura Mixter, Large Ensemble Coordinator, by email, or call the NEC Prep hotline at  (617) 585-1160.

During the academic year, YRO members can also contact the YRO student manager.