Boston Youth Symphony season to feature opera, world premiere

Posted on: September 20, 2010

The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras organization has announced four concerts for its 53rd season, opening on October 17 with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 1 and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, led by Music Director Federico Cortese; also planned during the 2010-11 season are a semistaged performance of Verdi’s Macbeth on January 16 and the world premiere of Mark O’Connor’s The Improvised Concerto on March 6. During the season the orchestra will also perform Schumann’s Symphony No. 4, Mozart’s Symphony No. 36, and Prokofiev’s Suite from Romeo and Juliet. Concerts take place at Boston’s Symphony Hall and Harvard University’s Sanders Theatre. The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras was founded at Boston University in 1958; today it comprises six orchestras and serves more than 425 students from six New England states.

Posted September 20, 2010