All Concerts & Performances

Community Concerts: Tickets are available on-line and may be purchased at any time before the concert (just show your digital or hard copy receipt at the door to use as your ticket).  Tickets may also be purchased at the venue the day of the show, starting an hour before the performance.

Downtown Concerts: Tickets are available on the MYS website until noon the last weekday before the concert. After that time, you will need to purchase your tickets on the Portland’5 website or at the door of the venue on the night of the event. Seating maps are for informational purposes.  In some cases you may be given seats near your original selection, in that event, we will contact you to inform you of the change. Follow this link for more information about the Portland’5 COVID policy.

Current MYS Student Tickets:  Current MYS students may attend any MYS concert for free. MYS students must have a ticket for the Downtown Concerts, please remember to use the discount code found in the weekly announcements to claim one free ticket per student. MYS Student tickets also may be claimed in person on the day of the concert at the Portland5 Box Office. Free MYS Student tickets may not be redeemed online from Portland5. MYS Students are not required to have a physical ticket for Community Concerts. Contact programs@playmys.org with questions.

MYS Alumni: NEW! If you are an alumni of MYS, you are able to purchase your ticket at the student rate.

Season ticket subscriptions are unavailable for the 2021-2022 season.

Opening Night – Fate Knocking

November 14, 2021, 7:30 pm

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

  • Theme and Variations on a “Subwoofer Lullaby” from the Minecraft soundtrackarranged by Haladar Wright, Kara Taylor, Elaina Stuppler, and Joseph Young. All four young musicians are part of The Authentic Voice commissioning program in partnership with Fear No Music’s Young Composers Project.
  • Symphony No. 5 in D Minor by Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827). The German composer and pianist is considered one of the most brilliant Western composers of all time, and a crucial transitional figure connecting the Classical and Romantic ages of Western music. His fifth symphony is one of the best-known compositions in classical music and it is widely considered one of the cornerstones of western music.

Concert Orchestra will also perform.

Tickets are also available on the Portland’5 website.

Season Finale – Resilience and Triumph

May 20, 2022, 7:30 pm

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

  • Symphony No. 4, op. 36 by Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840–1893). Working during the Romantic Period, Tchaikovsky brought Russian music to unprecedented international popularity. He dedicated his Symphony No. 4 to his patroness, Nadezhda von Meck, affirming her as an equal partner in its creation.
  • World premiere of a collaborative work by The Authentic Voice composer Koharu Sakiyama and a student leader and writer from the I Am M.O.R.E program, the award-winning youth leadership development program.
  • A performance by MYS’ Concerto Competition winner.

Tickets are also available on the Portland’5 website.

Spring Concert – In Characters of Fire

March 6, 2022, 7:30 pm

Newmark Theatre

  • World premiere of Rhythms in Motion a work by The Authentic Voice composer Rohan Srinivasan, a 2021 graduate of Sunset High school who now attends the Juilliard School of Music in New York City.
  • Smoulder, by Andrea Reinkemeyer (b. 1976). This American composer’s work has been described as “clever, funky, jazzy and virtuosic” (Detroit News, Daily Gazette). Dr. Reinkemeyer serves as Associate Professor of Music Composition & Theory at Linfield University, and her piece Smoulder evokes the devastation of forest fires and other ominous signs of climate change.
  • Symphony No.1, Afro-American, by William Grant Still (1895 – 1978). Written in 1930, this was the first symphony by a Black composer to be performed by a major orchestra — the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 1931. The symphony boldly combines the conventions of jazz, blues and spirituals with the classic tradition.
  • A performance by MYS’ Concerto Competition winner.

Tickets are also available on the Portland’5 website.

Community Concerts

Draft 2021-2022 Concert Schedule