BYSO Winter Concert Sunday

Ithaca City School District students are among students from more than 20 school districts performing at the Binghamton Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Winter Concert this Sunday. The winter concert starts at 3pm at Binghamton West Middle School. The winter concert opens the BYSO’s 55th season.

Young musicians will perform a spirited program, including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice; Selections from Porgy & Bess; Fire of Anacapa & Cello Concerto No.1; and Op.33. Ithaca High School students in the senior orchestra are pictured: Sherrie Qian, Jordan Lu, Robin Steuteville, Nicole Peters, and Rowan Cusack MillerThese and the other talented students are under the direction of longtime BYSO conductor Barry G. Peters and new associate conductor Elizabeth Bartlett.

Tickets to the winter concert will be available at the door. Cost is $4 for students and seniors, $6 for adults, and $20 for families.

Visit for more information on the Winter Concert and other upcoming BYSO events visit. Auditions for the BYSO will be January 24, 2016. Email for information about auditions.

The Binghamton Youth Symphony is one of the oldest such organizations in the United States. It was organized in 1961 to promote and enrich the musical education of young people in the Southern Tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. The Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Preparatory Youth Symphony Orchestra offer performance opportunities to talented musicians in elementary, junior, and senior high schools. Both groups rehearse from September to May. Membership is open to all talented students by audition. All members must participate in their home school music groups, or be recommended by their home school music faculties.