Bellevue Youth Symphony invites assistance dogs to concert

Posted on: March 8, 2017

In Washington, the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra’s March 12 concert at Interlake High School at 4 p.m. will be attended by assistance dogs from the nonprofit Canine Companions for Independence. Audience members will be invited to interact briefly with the dogs as part of a desensitization exercise by Canine Companions for Independence, which provides free trained assistance dogs and ongoing support to people with disabilities. The Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra’s March 12 concert will feature Sibelius’s Finlandia, Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 12, and Haydn’s Oboe Concerto featuring BYSO 2016-17 concerto competition co-winner Kieran Matz, the youth orchestra’s co-principal oboist. In addition to the Youth Symphony, BYSO member ensembles include the entry-level Cadet String Orchestra and Debut String Orchestra; the mid-level Sinfonia and Premiere Orchestra; and the BYSO Percussion Ensemble, Flute Choir, Flute Orchestra, and Philharmonia,

Posted March 8, 2017