Repertoire Highlights

After much deliberation, the SYSO leadership and board have made the difficult decision to cancel Marrowstone Music Festival this summer. We have been looking forward to another exciting summer of outstanding music and apologize for this very disappointing news. However, when faced with the many uncertainties stemming from COVID-19, we concluded that the program was not feasible to run this summer. We are still exploring ways to support the year-round musical development of Seattle area students and plan to stay in touch as any opportunities arise. We appreciate your understanding of this unprecedented situation. 

Repertoire Highlights

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Bernstein: Divertimento for Orchestra

Prokofiev: Lieutenant Kijé Suite

Copland: Appalachian Spring

Bartok: Concerto for Orchestra

Enescu: Romanian Rhapsody 1

Copland: Fanfare for a Common Man

Tower: Fanfare for an Uncommon Woman

2019 Repertoire Highlights

Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes

Claude Debussy: La mer

Alberto Ginastera: Variaciones Concertantes

Maurice Ravel: La valse

Silvestre Revueltas: Sensemaya

Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Scheherezade

Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka

William Grant Still: Afro-American Symphony


2018 Repertoire Highlights

Richard Wagner: Overture to the Flying Dutchman

Manuel de Falla: Suites from the Three Cornered Hat

Richard Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel Lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Maurice Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2

Igor Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments

Dimitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony, Op. 110a

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Op. 68 “Pastorale”

Giuseppe Verdi: Triumphal March and Ballet Music from “Aida”

Edvard Grieg: Symphonic Dances, Op. 64

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Tempest, Op. 18

Richard Strauss: Suite from “Rosenkavalier,” Op. 59


2017 Repertoire Highlights

Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

Johannes Brahms: Liebeslieder Waltzes

Claude Debussy: Prelude Die Meistersinger

Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphonie Concertante

Giuseppe Verdi: Overture to Nabucco

Ottorino Respighi: Fountains of Rome

Nicolai Rimski-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnole

Aaron Copland: “The Tender Land”

George Gershwin: Cuban Overture

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances


2016 Repertoire Highlights

Ottorino Respighi: Trittico Boticelliano

Antonin Dvorak: Serenade in D minor, Op. 44

Benjamin Britten: Prelude and Fugue for Strings

Gian-Carlo Menotti: “The Telephone”

Felix Mendelssohn: Overture in C, Op.24

Ned Rorem: Eleven Studies for Eleven Players

Richard Wagner: Siegfried Idyll

Antonin Dvorak: Serenade in E Major, Op. 22

Leonard Bernstein: Symphonic Suite from “On the Waterfront”

Alexander Borodin: Polovtsian Dances

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

Paul Hindemith: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Weber

Franz Liszt: Orpheus

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Mlada Suite

Leoš Janáček: Sinfonietta

Richard Strauss: Don Juan