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Hitting the Right Note: Federico Cortese on his 15 years with the BYSO

Federico Cortese conducting Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras in October 2012 at Symphony Hall. Photo by Michael J. Lutch

Over the last 15 years, under the leadership of Federico Cortese, the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra has grown tremendously. The list of accomplishments includes new ensembles, record numbers of applicants, a community outreach program, overseas tours and exciting partnerships. For Cortese, though, it’s all just part of the job. “I can talk for a long time of all the things that we have created and improved and strengthened — but I think that that’s what one needs to do,” he says, humbly. “I’m happy because we have all worked very hard and the institution has grown, as an institution is ...

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