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    2019-2020 Winter Audition Dates & Locations:

    • Portland – Dec. 14th: Roseway Heights School  (7334 NE Siskiyou Street, Portland, OR 97219)
    • Hillsboro – December 14th: Lincoln St Elementary School (501 NE Lincoln St, Hillsboro, OR 97124)
    • Jazz  Auditions – December 14th: Roseway Heights School (7334 NE Siskiyou Street, Portland, OR 97219)

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    Lights, Camera, Music: Sunday January 12, 2020 at the Newmark Theater

    This unprecedented collaborative concert with the International Youth Silent Film Festival celebrates new voices in film and composition. Ten award-winning short films by young filmmakers from around the world receive an airing in concert with MYS’s Symphony Orchestra performing brand new arrangements of Nathan Avakian’s pipe organ soundtracks adapted for full orchestra by young composers. Odyssey Overture by Nicole Buetti and a solo performance by a 2020 MYS Concerto Competition winner round out the concert.

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    Regina Carter Plays 4 Sisters: March 8, 2020 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

    This very special concert brings renowned guest artist Regina Carter to Portland audiences, as she solos with the advanced MYS Symphony Orchestra in the West Coast Premiere of David Schiff’s 4 Sisters jazz violin concerto. Carter joins MYS’s advanced Jazz students for some classics and a brand new piece from the Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble young composers program. The symphony also premieres a new work by 17-year-old composer Grace Miedziak (part of The Authentic Voice series).

    Hillsboro string ensembles open the concert

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