Three Watertown Musicians Performing with Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras

Three Watertown musicians will perform with theBoston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) during the organization’s spring concert at Symphony Hall, and one will be traveling to Germany to perform. 

The performers from Watertown are:

Name, City, State, Age, Instrument

Alexander Feltner Harrison, Watertown, MA, 17, Cello
Julia Greim, Watertown, MA, 17, Viola
Joseph MacDonald, Watertown, MA, 14, Violin *

* Denotes that student is performing with Leipzig Choirs in this April 29 Concert at Symphony Hall

The BYSO sent out the following information:

The Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras celebrates its 60th anniversary during the 2017-18 season. The mission and vision remains much the same as when Dr. Marvin Rabin started the (Greater) Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra in
1958: to encourage musical excellence in a professional and supportive environment by providing the highest quality orchestra training and performance opportunities to qualified musicians, grades K-12, while making its programs
accessible to underserved communities through financial assistance and outreach. At its founding in 1958, BYSO was a single orchestra of 80 young players. Today, it is one of the country’s most highly regarded youth orchestra programs, an organization at the vanguard of music education that serves over 600 students each year. On April 29, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at Symphony Hall in Boston, many of BYSO’s young musicians will have the opportunity to perform in a joint concert with choral students from Leipzig, Germany as part of an international exchange and in honor of BYSO’s 60th anniversary season.