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PYP opens 90th season Nov. 9


The Portland Youth Philharmonic’s 90th season opens with a fall concert Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m. at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall with musical director David Hattner conducting.

The fall concert will open with the world premiere of the full orchestra version of PYP alumnus Kenji Bunch’s “Supermaximum,” a work originally written for string orchestra and performed by Camerata PYP in April 2013. Hannah Moom, PYP piano concert winner, will take center stage as the featured soloist for Grieg’s “Piano Concerto.”

The second half of the concert will feature Howard Hanson’s “Elegy” and Antonín Dvorak’s “Symphonic Variations.”

Local youth performing with the PYP include Logan Bryck, Timony Chung, Talia Dugan, Daniel Fu, Samuel Fu, Luke Harju, Maia Lee, Chelsea Lin, Eaton Lin, Sunny Oh, Kristin Qian, Daniel Tang, Paige Towsey and Dorothy Wang.

Tickets range in price from $17 to $40 and can be purchased through the PYP box office at 503-223-5939 or online at portlandyouthphil.org/concerts/index.php. Season tickets are also available.