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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.

2013-14 Season

Sunday Afternoon, November 17, 2013
Hector Berlioz: Romeo and Juliet Scenes
Ernest Bloch: Schelomo: Hebraic Rhapsody
        for Cello and Orchestra
        2013 SYSO Concerto Competition
        Winner Hana Cohon, cello soloist
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2

Sunday Afternoon, March 16. 2014
Carl Maria von Weber: Overture to Freischutz
Aaron Copland: Appalachian Spring
Serge Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2

Sunday Afternoon, May 11, 2014
Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
Aaron J. Kernis: "Dreamsongs"
           for Cello and Orchestra
           Joshua Roman, cello soloist
Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé, Suite No. 1 & 2

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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