Portland Youth Philharmonic to play Oct. 30 Corvallis concert at Austin Auditorium
Portland Youth Philharmonic, Americas first youth orchestra, will present a free concert at 3 p.m. Oct. 30 in the Austin Auditorium of Oregon State Universitys LaSells Stewart Center. The concert is in collaboration with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony and Oregon State University.
The orchestra will perform a preview of its Fall Concert featuring the Prelude to Act 1 of Richard Wagners Die Meistersinger and the world premiere of Portlands Czech-American composer Tomas Svobodas Symphony No. 2.
Mr. Svoboda wrote his Symphony No. 2 in Czechoslovakia 50 years ago, PYP Musical Director David Hattner said. We will hear it for the first time at PYPs Corvallis concert on Oct. 30.
Mr. Svoboda is an Oregon treasure, not only for his long catalog of compositions, but also for the students he taught and inspired for decades at Portland State University. This symphony is a power work that our musicians are taking very seriously.
The program wil also include two works for solo instrument and orchestra.
Seventeen-year-old co-principal violist Samuel Zacharia, winner of the 2016-2017 PYP Soloist Competition, will perform Max Bruchs rarely heard Romanze for Viola and Orchestra.
The soloist part of Pablo de Srasates ever-popular Zigeunerweisen for Violin and Orchestra will be presented in a special way, performed by 20 of PYPs violinists.
PYP kicks off its 93rd Portland concert season Nov. 12 at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
PYP offers $5 student tickets to any PYP concert for students with a valid ID.
Visit portlandyouthphil.org for details or call the PYP office at 503-223-5939 to reserve seats today.