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Symphonette Orchestra

Symphonette serves as a wonderful arena for younger, less-experienced musicians to gain valuable performance experience. The repertoire is varied and serves as an introduction to orchestral technique and style. Students in the Symphonette Orchestra typically advance to the Debut Symphony Orchestra.



Symphonette Orchestra rehearsals are held Saturdays, 9:45am-12:00pm at Shorecrest High School. Additional sectionals on Saturday mornings as scheduled on the Symphonette Orchestra Calendar.

Dates of concerts:

The following dates have been announced for the 2013-2014 season. All performances will be at Meany Hall on the UW Campus. Each concert features performances by SYSO's three training orchestras.

Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00pm

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00pm
Concert at Benaroya Hall

Seattle Youth Symphony, Symphonette, Debut, Junior Orchestras

Sunday, May 31, 2015 at 3:00pm

Music Staff

Conductor:  Kate Labiak

2013-14 Sectional Coaches

Violin I: Nancie Linn-Shaw
Violin II: Kim Merkley
Viola: Leslie Johnson
Cello: Meg Risso
Bass: Ben Musa
Brass: Mike Mines
Percussion: Emmy Ulmer

Orchestra Secretary
Lisa Hirayama
The orchestra secretary aids the conductor in scheduling and coordinating rehearsal, taking attendance, and answering questions. The orchestra secretary is your primary resource for information.


If you will be absent and you know in advance please fill out the online absence form as soon as possible.
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