• R.G.

Announcing MYS Symphony Orchestra 2018-19 Season!


Hello everybody!

I'm excited to unveil MYS Symphony Orchestra's 2018-2019 season!

We have a deeply collaborative and fun season in store for all of you. Here are a few highlights:

  • Our Symphony Orchestra season begins in Italy with our concert entitled "Viva Italia," (November 11) and ends in Italy and Slovenia when we actually go to those countries on tour in July of 2019.

  • We are partnering with fEARnoMUSIC's Young Composers Program so that every single MYS concert at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall will feature a world premiere by a local young composer.

  • MYS Symphony Orchestra will join forces with Pacific Youth Choir to present a fun concert of music by Latin American composers at the Newmark Theater on January 6.

  • In March, Northwest Children's Theatre and School's all-bird, all-puppet troupe The Starlings will take over the Schnitz as our Symphony Orchestra performs Stravinsky's The Firebird Suite.

  • Our Season Finale on May 21 features the music of Florence Price (1887-1953), the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition performed by a major orchestra (Chicago Symphony, 1933)

  • And that's only one of 16 MYS ensembles (!!!), including orchestras, bands, jazz, percussion and our TWO NEW STRING ENSEMBLES IN HILLSBORO! Stay tuned for details regarding collaborations of some of our other ensembles with the Oregon International Ballet Academy (hint: Nutcracker!), BodyVox's JAG, A Far Cry (from Boston), Joe Kye and more!

I hope you're as excited as I am!!! Please mark your calendars!! Full Symphony Orchestra programs below:

VIVA ITALIA!

Sunday, November 11 - 7:30pm - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

  • Rossini - Barber of Seville Overture

  • Jake Safirstein – Tone Poem No. 1 “Orpheus and Eurydice” -- In partnership with fEARnoMUSICc’s Young Composers Program --

  • Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours (from La Gioconda)

  • Berlioz - Roman Carnival

  • Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien

CANTANDO

in collaboration with Pacific Youth Choir

Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 7:30pm - Newmark Theatre

Featuring music for choir and orchestra by Latin American composers. Program to include:

  • José Pablo Moncayo - Sinfonietta

  • Juan David Osorio - Suite de Villancicos Latinoamericanos

  • Arturo Márquez - Danzón No. 8

  • Carlos Guzmán - Cantos de Guanacaste

FIREBIRD

in collaboration with Northwest Children's Theatre and School

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 7:30pm - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Featuring NWCT's all-bird, all-puppet acting troupe The Starlings.

  • Max Ball - World Premiere -- In partnership with fEARnoMUSICc’s Young Composers Program --

  • Winner of MYS Concerto Competition

  • Ottorino Respighi - Gli Uccelli (The Birds)

  • Igor Stravinsky - Firebird Suite (1919)

AMERICA'S FLORENCE

Tuesday, May 21, 2018 - 7:30pm - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall

Featuring Music by Florence Price, the first African-American woman to be recognized as a symphonic composer, and the first to have a composition played by a major orchestra (Chicago Symphony, 1933).

  • Florence Price - Dance in the Canebrakes

  • Katie Palka - World Premiere -- In partnership with fEARnoMUSICc’s Young Composers Program --

  • Winner of MYS Concerto Competition

  • Florence Price - Symphony No. 1 in E minor, 1931-32

  • Louis Armstrong - "Satchmo!"

See you at the theatre!!! Also, there's still time to join MYS and play in one of our ensembles under the leadership of a fantastic team of conductors and instrumental coaches.

More information and audition registration at www.playmys.org.

Have a wonderful rest of your summer!!!

Best,

R.G.

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