may, 2021

29may7:00 pmMetropolitan Youth SymphonySeason Finale Concert

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Event Details

Join us for the 2020-21 Season Finale Concert on May 29 at 7pm PST, available on the MYS YouTube Channel.

The virtual Season Finale features two world premieres by student composers from “The Authentic Voice,” MYS’s collaboration with Fear No Music’s Young Composers Project. MYS Symphony Orchestra will perform Frazar Henry’s Epiphany, and three MYS ensembles will perform a “Theme and Variations” on Edvard Grieg’s Peasant SongThe variations were composed by Koharu Sakiyama, Kara Taylor, Haladar Wright, Jackson Grace and Johann Mohnen. These young composers treat the audience to flights of imagination, turning Peasant Song into a tango, a depiction of fire and wind, a jazz tune, and a rollicking circus-like romp.

The virtual concert also includes the world premiere of award-winning composer and MYS conductor, Giancarlo Castro D’Addona’s Portland Beauty, performed by Symphony Orchestra. The piece was inspired by Giancarlo’s first hike to Mirror Lake, a trek marked by sunshine, rain, and snow. Portland Beauty was commissioned by Portland State University professor, Dr. Óscar Fernández and funded by grantor Bringing Theory to Practice to further “Race and Social Justice Dialogues focusing on immigration, art, and activism.” The evening closes with multiple MYS ensembles performing selections of Georges Bizet’s colorful and flamboyant Carmen Suite No. 1 and Dvorak’s Slavonic Dance No. 8.

How to “Attend”:

Our Season Finale Concert is free and will stream on YouTube via a private link – simply register here 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 May 27th.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm