All Concerts & Performances

    Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s 2019-2020 Concert Season

    MYS’s 2019-2020 concert season consists of four Downtown Series performances at the Portland5’s Center for the Performing Arts, the Interconnected Concerts, and our Community Concerts at schools and community venues.  The schedule will be finalized this summer.  Ticket sales begin September 2019.

    DOWNTOWN CONCERTS

    BEETHOVEN 7
    Sunday, November 10, 2019, 7:30 pm
    The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

    Beethoven’s 7th Symphony, nicknamed “The Apotheosis of the Dance,” kickstarts the season’s momentum with the ultimate symphonic dance experience. The Symphony Orchestra also performs a World Premiere by student composer Matthew Kaminski (part of The Authentic Voice program). Kevin Tsai solos in the highly romantic Violin Concerto No. 2 (mvmt. 1) by Polish violin virtuoso Henryk Wieniawski. Joan Tower’s For the Uncommon Woman makes a clear statement in reference to MYS’s commitment to inclusive programming.

    Interlude Orchestra opens the concert.

    LIGHTS, CAMERA, MUSIC!
    Sunday, January 12, 2020, 7:30 pm
    The Newmark Theatre

    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.

    REGINA CARTER PLAYS 4 SISTERS
    Sunday, March 8, 2020, 7:30 pm
    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).

    Hillsboro string ensembles open the concert

    DANCE PARTY: THEN AND NOW!
    Sunday, May 24, 2020, 7:30pm
    The Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

    This groove infused, high energy program features dance music from the past 150 years, from countries including Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Armenia, Mexico, Brazil, and the US. Celebrating young leaders in music, The Authentic Voice collaboration between MYS and the Fear No Music showcases a symphonic World Premiere by 16-year-old Rohan Srinivasan, a jazz drummer and former cellist. A winner of the 2020 MYS Concerto Competition will take a solo turn with the orchestra.

    Portland Overture Strings opens the concert.

    Community Concerts 

    Fall

    Saturday, November 16 | 7pm
    Jefferson High School

    Jazz Ensemble
    Concert Band
    Symphonic Band

    $ 5.00$ 10.00Buy Tickets

    Sunday, November 17 | 4pm
    Jefferson High School

    MYSfits + A Far Cry
    Hillsboro Intermediate
    Sinfonietta Orchestra
    Concert Orchestra

    $ 5.00$ 10.00Buy Tickets

    Sunday, November 24 | 4pm
    Jackson Middle School

    Hillsboro Overture
    Overture Strings
    Baroque Strings
    Vivaldi Strings

    $ 5.00$ 10.00Buy Tickets

    Winter

    Saturday, Feb 29, 7pm
    Skyview High School

    MYSticks
    Jazz Band
    Concert Band
    Symphonic Band

    $ 5.00$ 10.00Buy Tickets

    Sunday, March 1 |  4pm
    Newmark Theatre
    DOWNTOWN CONCERT

    Interlude Orchestra
    Sinfonietta Orchestra
    Vivaldi Strings
    Concert Orchestra

    Saturday, March 7, 7pm
    Jackson Middle School

    PDX Beg Str + Bienestar
    Hillsboro Beginning Strings
    Overture Strings
    Baroque Strings
    MYSfits

    $ 5.00$ 10.00Buy Tickets

    Spring

    Friday, May 15, 7pm
    Venue TBD

    Jazz Ensemble

    $ 5.00$ 10.00Buy Tickets

    Saturday, May 16 | 7pm
    St. Mary’s Academy

    MYSticks
    Jazz Band
    Concert Band
    Symphonic Band

    $ 5.00$ 10.00Buy Tickets

    Sunday, May 17 | 2:30pm
    St. Mary’s Academy

    Hillsboro Beginning Strings
    PDX Beg Str + Bienestar
    Hillsboro Overture
    Hillsboro Intermediate
    Baroque Strings

    $ 5.00$ 10.00Buy Tickets

    Sunday, May 17 | 7pm
    St. Mary’s Academy

    Interlude Orchestra
    Sinfonietta Orchestra
    Vivaldi Strings
    Concert Orchestra

    $ 5.00$ 10.00Buy Tickets