All Concerts & Performances

Concert Ticket Information

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 one hour before the performance.
  • For all Community Concerts (except Newmark) seating is general admission. Adults $10, Students/MYS Alumni $5, current MYS Students Free.

Downtown Concerts:

  • Tickets are available on the MYS website until 1:00pm 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.
  • All tickets in Portland’5 venues are reserved seating. Seating maps provided on the MYS website may be used to request seats however, 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.
  • Tickets purchased within 10 days of the concert will be automatically held at the MYS Will Call table.
  • Downtown tickets purchased via the MYS website are physical printed tickets, email delivery is not available.
  • 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 select the MYS Student ticket type and 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 Portland’5 Box Office. Free MYS Student tickets may not be redeemed online from Portland’5. These free tickets are not available for Dress Circle (Schnitzer) or 1st Balcony Boxes and Rows A & B (Newmark).
  • Current MYS Students are not required to have a physical ticket for Community Concerts. Just tell us you are an MYS student at the door!

MYS Alumni:

  • NEW! If you are an alum of MYS, you are able to purchase your ticket at the student rate.

Contact [email protected] with questions.

Season ticket subscriptions are unavailable for the 2022-2023 season.

COVID-19 Concert Attendance Policy

Audience Members:

Downtown Concert Series

The Magic of Eric Carle

Sunday, January 8th 4:00 PM
Newmark Theatre

MYS’ January concert for the young and young at heart will pay homage to the life, work, and legacy of Eric Carle with a screening of five animated stories by Illuminated Films. All Classical Portland radio hosts will accompany the screening with live narration, and the Symphony Orchestra will perform Julian Nott’s music for The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Stories. This distinctive, collaborative, and novel project brings beloved film tunes to the stage from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, I See A Song, The Mixed-Up Chameleon, The Very Quiet Cricket, and Papa, Please Get The Moon For Me, celebrating Carle’s storytelling mastery. MYS will also include an instrument petting zoo, providing aspiring musicians an opportunity to try out instruments.

Tickets are also available on the Portland’5 website.

Tales of Love and Justice with Jennifer Higdon

Sunday, Mar 5th 7:30 PM
Newmark Theatre

Pulitzer Prize and three-time Grammy-winner Jennifer Higdon will join MYS for an artistic residency and to attend the March 5 concert, during which MYS will perform the West Coast premiere of Higdon’s Cold Mountain Suite. Winner of the International Opera Award for Best World Premiere in 2016, Cold Mountain debuted as an opera, telling the story of a Confederate soldier grappling with conflicts of violence, love, and redemption. The piece was co-commissioned by MYS through New Music for America in cooperation with The League of American Orchestras and a consortium of 15 professional orchestras.

Accompanying the Cold Mountain Suite are four selections from Margaret Allison Bonds’ The Montgomery Variations (Decision, March, Dawn in Dixie, and Benediction). Based on the African American Spiritual “I Want Jesus to Walk with Me” and edited by John Michael Cooper, these variations focus on the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, and resistance to segregationist policies in the Jim Crow era.

Audiences will hear MYS students play the world premiere of a piece by student composer Margot Pullen as part of The Authentic Voice commissioning series. This project provides direct representation of young composers and conductors within the orchestra.

One of the winners of MYS’ annual Concerto Competition will be showcased, displaying mastery of challenging and mature solo repertoire accompanied by a full symphonic ensemble.

Sinfonietta Orchestra will also perform.

Tickets are also available on the Portland’5 website.

Against the Grain

Friday, May 19th 7:30 PM
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

The season finale will showcase Faust Overture by Emilie Mayer, an underappreciated contemporary of Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt. Emilie challenged the expectations of female composers during her time, veering away from salon music in favor of grand form. Despite her eight symphonies and numerous overtures, the Faust Overture was the only work printed during her lifetime. 

Wrapping up the 2022-23 season, MYS will play Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story: Symphonic Dances, telling the iconic story of forbidden love and power struggles on the streets of upper west side New York in the 1960s. The narrative will unfold across nine interconnected pieces of music, including Prologue, ‘Somewhere,’ Scherzo, Mambo, Cha-Cha, Meeting Scene, ‘Cool’ Fugue, Rumble, and Finale.

Student composer Elaina Stuppler will finish off this season’s lineup for the Authentic Voice Project with her piece addressing gun violence. This project provides aspiring composers with an opportunity to write and hear their work performed by MYS students, cultivating musical creativity in the next generation of musicians.

One of the winners of the MYS Concerto Competition will perform as well. Each year, the Concerto Competition allows strings, winds, brass and percussion students a chance to demonstrate mastery of challenging and mature solo repertoire.

Interlude Orchestra will also perform.

Tickets are also available on the Portland’5 website.

Community Concerts

Saturday, Feb 25th, 7:00 PM
Rose City Park Presbyterian Church

MYSfits
Flute Ensemble
Jazz Ensemble


Sunday, Feb 26th 7:00 PM
Community Concert, Downtown!

Newmark Theatre

Hillsboro Chamber Strings
Portland Chamber Strings
Interlude Orchestra
Portland Camerata
Concert Orchestra

Tickets are also available on the Portland’5 website.

Saturday, Mar 4th 7:00 PM
The Melody Event Center

Beginning Strings Ensembles
Portland Overture Strings
Hillsboro Overture Strings
Hillsboro Camerata
MYSticks

Friday, May 12th 7:00 PM
Rose City Park Presbyterian Church

MYSfits
Jazz Ensemble
Portland Chamber Strings
Portland Camerata

Saturday, May 13th 7:00 PM
The Madeleine Parish

Portland Overture Strings
Hillsboro Overture Strings
Flute Ensemble
Sinfonietta Orchestra
MYSticks

Sunday, May 14th 4:00 PM
The Melody Event Center

Beginning Strings Ensembles
Hillsboro Chamber Strings Hillsboro Camerata
Concert Orchestra