Join us for our virtual Fall Concert celebration!
November 21, 2020 7:00pm
MYS kicks off the season with a virtual celebration of music, theatre and art, featuring a cross-genre program that allows for unique collaboration between MYS ensembles on a digital platform. 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, continuing our commitment to diversity and representation in symphonic music. Selections include Florence Price’s joyful Dances in the Canebrakes, Danzas de Panama by William Grant Still and the MYS Jazz Ensemble’s performance of John Coltrane’s civil rights elegy “Alabama”. The concert will conclude with Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, a grand finale performed by all MYS groups, creating a virtual orchestra of hundreds of young musicians.
How to “Attend”:
Our Fall Concert is free, and will stream on YouTube via a private link – simply register and select your ticket option and we will email you a link to the concert. The link and virtual concert program will be sent again 48 hours prior to the concert, on November 19th.
We welcome a donation in lieu of ticket purchase. Our suggested donation of $20 per household is based on our normal Community Concert ticket price of $10 per adult.