Steven Karidoyanes conducts the NEC Preparatory School's Youth Symphony with soloist Zlatomir Fung, (New England Conservatory Prep '16) cello, in a performance of Tchaikovsky's "Variations on a Rococo Theme". Recorded November 11, 2013 in NEC's Jordan Hall.
Steven Karidoyanes, Director
The NEC Youth Symphony (YS) is composed of advanced young musicians, most between the ages of 13 and 18. Members are selected from hundreds of applicants through annual auditions. YS is open to advanced pre-college string, wind, percussion, brass and harp players.
As one of NEC's senior Preparatory School ensembles, the Youth Symphony has performed in NEC's Jordan Hall, Symphony Hall, Sander's Theatre, and the Boston Opera House in a collaboration with the Boston Ballet School.
This orchestra tours internationally every two years. In the summer of 2013, the Orchestra completed a 9-day tour of Costa Rica. In the summer of 2015, YS toured Ireland, including Galway, Derry/Londonderry, and Dublin culminating in a final performance in the National Concert Hall in Dublin—one of the premiere performance halls in Europe. Most recently, the Youth Symphony traveled to Spain on a 7 day performance tour, performing in Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, and Granada.
Rehearsals: Saturday, 3:15 - 6:00 PM in Williams Hall