Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s Virtual Concerts
MYS concerts for 2020-2021 season are virtual due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions. Online concerts are FREE but require registration and will premiere on our YouTube Channel.
Fall Concert 2020
November 21, 2020 @ 7pm
The online concert opens with Edvard Grieg’s lyrical Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 & 2 performed by seven MYS ensembles in a seamless flow that matches Henrik Ibsen’s original play, with added narration and visual art created by MYS students. The central portion of the concert features works by African American composers, including Florence Price’s joyful Dances in the Canebrakes, Danzas de Panama by William Grant Still, Stacked by Allison Loggins-Hull and the MYS Jazz Ensemble’s performance of John Coltrane’s civil rights elegy “Alabama”.
Holiday Spectacular 2020
December 23, 2020 @ 7:00pm
Our first-ever Holiday Spectacular Concert will celebrate holiday music from around the world, including Carol of the Bells, a jazz rendition of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, and more! The festive evening will culminate in a virtual holiday extravaganza featuring dances from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” performed by Oregon International Ballet Academy dancers with music by MYS musicians.
Spring Concert 2021
March 13, 2021 @ 7:00pm
The MYS Spring concert will premiere on March 13 at 7pm PST on our YouTube Channel, and will feature world premiere pieces by composers from the Youth Orchestra Commissioning Initiative, which is a collaborative project with Portland Youth Philharmonic and New Jersey Youth Symphony designed to create remote performances of new works by women and composers of color, and connects young musicians with composers who will write short chamber music pieces that students can rehearse and perform from their homes.
- Seare Farhat (https://youthorchestras.org/composers-1/seare-farhat)
- MYS Alum Katie Palka (https://youthorchestras.org/composers-1/k-r-palka)
- Grammy Award nominated jazz violinist Regina Carter (https://youthorchestras.org/composers-1/regina-carter)
- Costa Rican singer-songwriter Bernardo Quesada (https://youthorchestras.org/composers-1/bernardo-quesada)
Season Finale 2021
May 29, 2021 @ 7:00pm
Details coming soon!