Hi everybody! Welcome back if you were with us last year, and a giant WELCOME if you’re new to Symphony Orchestra this year. We have a very exciting season ahead of us, ending with an international tour to Spain and Portugal, which I hope all of you can join.
This is just an introductory message about rehearsals, concerts and repertoire.
MYS Symphony Orchestra Schedule of Services, 2023-2024
- Please take a few minutes to review the PDF linked below, and add all rehearsals and concerts to your personal and family calendars. Click the thumbnail to download the PDF.
- All rehearsals will be at All Saints Church and School at 601 NE Cesar Chavez Blvd.
- You’ll note that our first rehearsal (Sunday, 9/10) will be shorter: 4pm-6pm. The reason is that MYSfits will perform at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall at 7:00pm for an Oregon Symphony Prelude Performance before Yo-Yo Ma’s concert. I’d like to encourage everybody to go to the Schnitz to support MYSfits. No tickets are needed for this performance. It will take place at the lobby of the Schnitz between 7pm and 7:20pm.
Season + Tour Repertoire
You can check out this season’s repertoire by clicking the thumbnail below. I’m very excited about everything we’re playing. This document is subject to changes, but it will likely stay this way.
Part assignments for all pieces will be communicated next week. Look for an e-mail from me on Tuesday.
Look for an e-mail from our office with information about our general orientation session via Zoom on Wednesday 9/6 at 7pm.
After our very successful introduction of Concert Cue for real-time program notes delivered to audience cell phones during our May concert (with Elaina Stuppler’s piece), we are excited to introduce Concert Cue for all Symphony Orchestra performances this year. We will be enlisting volunteers to create the interactive program notes for most pieces. More about this later, but I hope many of you will volunteer to create the content for a piece (or a movement) this season. It’s super cool.
That’s it for now. More soon!!