BSO, youth orchestra unite for ‘The Magic Flute’

Performers rehearsing with a giant snake puppet for “The Magic Flute.”
Performers rehearsing with a giant snake puppet for “The Magic Flute.”Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

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When the Boston Symphony Youth Orchestra and members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra team up for a weekend performance of “The Magic Flute” at Symphony Hall, it will represent a first.

“We’ve never done an opera for children before now,” said Tony Fogg, the BSO’s artistic administrator, who helped bring the organizations together two years ago for a partnership, in which members of the BSO mentor the young musicians and the orchestras deliver periodic joint performances aimed at community and youth outreach.

According to Fogg, “The Magic Flute” was chosen because “the story has universal themes of love and friendship and kindness.”

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