Downtown Series Concerts

Opening Night – Fate Knocking

November 14, 2021, 7:30 pm

Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

  • Theme and Variations on a “Subwoofer Lullaby” from the Minecraft soundtrack, arranged 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.

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.

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.

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