Founded in 1942, SYSO is one of the leading youth orchestra organizations in the United States. SYSO provides outstanding music education to more than 1,700 students a year and thrilling concerts for the public. In May, SYSO's up-and-coming young musicians present their final concert of the season in beautiful Benaroya Hall. SYSO's newest orchestra, Prelude String Orchestra, joins the Symphonette, Debut, and Junior Symphony Orchestras in these fun-filled concerts. It's a wonderful experience to see what's possible as SYSO's youngest musicians take the stage with their excitement and passion! As a triumphant finale to the 2017-18 season the Youth Symphony performs Igor Stravinsky's magical Firebird Suite.