Barrington Youth Symphony Orchestra
(United States)

Founded in 2009 by Ron Velleuer, and now in its 13th season, the Barrington Youth Symphony Orchestra is the premiere performing ensemble of the Barrington Music Institute. Located in the northwest suburbs about 45 miles outside of Chicago and comprised of approximately 45 students aged 10 – 18, BYSO provides students in the greater Barrington area the opportunity to perform and experience high-level symphony orchestra literature in a fun, exciting, nurturing atmosphere where excellence is the standard. The BYSO has also embarked on international performance tours to Israel (2015), Ireland (2017), Italy (2019), and Portugal/Spain (2022). (

Ron Velleuer, the director of this Orchestra, in addition to his skills as a teacher and conductor, is an accomplished trumpeter, violinist, pianist, and vocalist. Graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 1994 with a bachelor’s degree in music education Ron Velleuer has been teaching in the public schools for 28 years, currently at Deerfield High School. He holds master’s degrees in both Music Education and Educational Administration from Northern Illinois University. Ron Velleuer has been nominated three times to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and was awarded the “My Most Inspirational Teacher” award by the Distinguished Citizens Society International of Greater Chicago in 2006.

Tuesday, 7 June  | 21h30

Ruínas do Carmo – Museu Arqueológico do Carmo

Wednesday, 8 June | 21h30

Mosteiro da Batalha

Friday, 10 June | 20h

Palacio San Francisco, Sevilha


W. A. Mozart (1756-1791), M. J. Isaac (arr.): Abertura “La Finta Giardiniera”, K. 196

L. Bernstein (1918-1990), F. Müller (arr.): Highlights de “West Side Story”

A. Dvorák (1841-1904), M. J. Isaac (arr.): Dança Eslava n.º 3

G. Bizet (1838-1875): Suite Carmen n.º 1
I. Prelude
II. Aragonaise
III. Intermezzo
IV. Les Toreadors

A. L. Webber (1948-), Bob Lowden (arr.): Memory de “Cats”

M. de Falla (1876-1946): Danza ritual del fuego de “El amor brujo”

E. Elgar (1857-1934): Concerto para Violoncelo em Mi menor, Op. 85
I. Adagio – Moderato
Lauren Gabis, violoncelo

F. Tárrega (1852-1909), R. Bauernschmidt (arr.): Recuerdos de la Alhambra

C. Saint-Saëns (1835-1921), M. J. Isaac (arr.): Bacchanale de “Samson & Delilah”

G. Gershwin (1898-1937), J. Brubaker (arr.): Gershwin by George!