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October 4, 2012

Andover youth playing with Boston Symphony Orchestra

Mari Nagahara, 13, performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra during its Opening Night Gala on Sept. 22.

Mari was one of eight young cellists from the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras who performed alongside eight professional cellists from the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the event on opening night of the BSO.

This evening also marked the start of a new partnership between the two organizations called “BYSO/BSO: Partnering for the Future.”

Other young Andover musicians in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras also will perform at BYSO’s 55th Season Opening Concert on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. at Symphony Hall. Boston Youth Symhony, BYSO’s most advanced orchestra conducted by Music Director Federico Cortese, will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 and Stravinsky’s Petrushka. The performance will also feature musicians from BYSO’s Repertory Orchestra and Junior Repertory Orchestra, according to the orchestras.

The following students from Andover will be performing at Symphony Hall at this concert:

Aditi Kannan, 12, violin;

Tiffany Lam, 17, viola;

Mari Nagahara, 13, cello;

Miki Nagahara, 17, violin;

Brett Sawka, 13, double bass;

Sasha Scolnik-Brower, 17, cello; and

Katharine (Katie) Yu, 15, violin.

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