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Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1942, the Seattle Youth Symphony is SYSO's flagship orchestra and one of the premier youth orchestras in the United States. Repertoire includes a variety of styles from early music to world premieres. The orchestra performs three regular season concerts in Benaroya Hall, home of the Seattle Symphony.

Rehearsals/Sectionals are generally held at the University of Washington, School of Music on Saturday mornings, 9:30 am - 1:30 pm.  Sectional times vary, please view the calendar for the most up to date information.

2014-15 Season

Seattle Youth Symphony Concerts at Benaroya Hall

Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3:00pm
Peter Lawson: Symphonic Finale (World Premiere)
Reinhold Gliere: Concerto for Harp in E-flat Major
Tiffany Chen, 2014 Concerto Competition Winner
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherazade

Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:00pm
Emmanuel Chabrier: España
Peter Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini
Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Weber

Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3:00pm
Program to include:
Antonín Dvo?ák: Symphony No. 8 in G Major

Sunday, May 10, 2015 at 3:00pm
Giuseppi Verdi: Scenes from “La Traviata”
Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Songs of the Earth)
        Cynthia Hanna, Mezzo Soprano
        Jeffrey Hartman, Tenor

Concerts at Benaroya Hall

Music Staff
Conductor: Stephen Rogers Radcliffe

2013-14 Sectional Coaches

Violin I & II: John Kim
Viola: Roxanna Patterson
Cello: Walter Gray
Bass: Todd Larsen
Flute: Zart Dombourian-Eby
Oboe: Dan Williams
Bassoon: Francine Petersen
Clarinet: Mary Kantor
Fr. Horn: Mark Robbins
Trumpet: Brian Chin
Low Brass: Patrick Urion
Percussion: Gunnar Folsom

Orchestra Secretary
Janice Gatti
or 206.660.6616
The orchestra secretary aids the conductor in scheduling and coordinating rehearsal, taking attendance, and answering questions. Janice 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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