Portland Youth Philharmonic 100th Season

Portland Youth Philharmonic: Season 100

The nation’s first youth orchestra returns to the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with five exciting performances to mark their 100th season! Celebrate Portland’s most dedicated young musicians as they perform both classical favorites and rarely-heard works, bringing an unrivaled energy to each piece. Learn more about the entire season below or at www.portlandyouthphil.org

This Midnight Hour
Saturday, November 11, 2023; 7:30 PM
The Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra opens its centennial season with three dazzling works: Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour, Antonín Dvořák’s Seventh Symphony, and Camille Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with pianist and 2023 Portland Piano International Concerto Competition Winner Nolan Tu.

Concert-at-Christmas
Tuesday, December 26, 2023; 7:30 PM
A Portland tradition since 1961, this post-holiday concert celebration showcases the Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Conservatory Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, String Ensemble, and an orchestra uniting PYP Alumni, representing many decades of PYP’s first century.

Serenade in the Wind
Saturday, March 2, 2024; 7:30 PM
The Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra welcomes GRAMMY-nominated “groundbreaking…fearless…vital” (Carnegie Hall) Imani Winds to perform Jeff Scott’s Paradise Valley Serenade. After a thrilling world premiere of Scott’s The Journey in Season 99, PYP is excited to be able to bring more of his music to Portland.

New Beginnings
Sunday, May 5, 2024; 4:00 PM
In the season of new beginnings, the Portland Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, Conservatory Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and String Ensemble present a concert filled to the brim with brilliant new music by Polina Nazaykinskaya, Giancarlo Castro D’Addona, and Nancy Ives.

A Century of Unforgettable Music
Friday, May 31, 2024; 7:30 PM
PYP concludes its centennial season with a performance of Franz Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony – the first piece ever performed by this orchestra, formerly known as the Portland Junior Symphony. Don’t miss your last chance to be thrilled by Season 100’s Portland Youth Philharmonic on the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall stage!

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