Rendering of Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras’ new BYSO Youth Center for Music.

In Sunday’s (3/31) Mass Nonprofit News (Massachusetts), an unsigned article reports, “Celebrating a singular moment in its more than 65-year existence, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras (BYSO) welcomed the community Tuesday evening to the newly opened BYSO Youth Center for Music, a state-of-the-art rehearsal and gathering space located in the center of Boston’s arts community. The opening of the newly renovated building … across the street from Symphony Hall, marks BYSO’s first permanent home … The new home is the culmination of a vision long shared by [Music Director Federico] Cortese and CEO Catherine Weiskel … to create a permanent place for students to grow, nurture their musical excellence and personal development, and foster the next generation of leaders…. The renovated building, located adjacent to the reflecting pool on the Christian Science Plaza, was originally designed in 1971 by … I.M. Pei & Associates. BYSO’s renovation included a significant upgrade to the existing large auditorium, the creation of 10 new practice rooms, two new medium-size rooms for chamber orchestras and sectional rehearsals, and new acoustical treatments … Additional upgrades were made to meet ADA codes…. BYSO’s new home will significantly expand its 25-year-old Intensive Community Program (ICP), which aims to remove barriers [for] students from communities traditionally underrepresented in classical music.”