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 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
2018-19 Repertoire highlights include:
Saint-Saëns: Bacchanale from Samson et Dalila
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.
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
YRO 2018 - Wind, Brass, and Percussion seating audition excerpts
YRO 2018 - 2019 Rehearsal Calendar
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.