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PYP closes season with 'The Peacock'

Clarinetist Talia Dugan to play solo


SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left, Fumika Mizuno, Talia Dugan and Haeun Jung will play solos in Portland Youth Philharmonics spring concert to be held May 1 at 4 p.m. at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

Portland Youth Philharmonic (PYP) and Musical Director David Hattner will present the spring concert in a matinee performance at 4 p.m. May 1 at Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, 1037 S.W. Broadway in Portland.

The spring concert will showcase PYP’s 2016 Soloist Competition winners: 17-year-old violinist Fumika Mizuno, 18-year-old violinist Haeun Jung and 18-year-old clarinetist Talia Dugan. Mizuno and Jung, PYP’s co-concertmasters, will share the stage to perform Pablo De Sarasate’s “Navarra, Op. 33.”

Dugan attends Lake Oswego High School and has played with the Philharmonic Orchestra for four years. She will perform Claude Debussy’s “Premiere Rhapsodie,” which she describes as “a subtle statement of vulnerable motifs — while standing as one of the most difficult clarinet solo pieces to play. This is my first big solo performance. I think this will be a big step for me. I have already grown as a musician through learning this piece.”

Spring concert tickets start at $19 and may be purchased online at portlandyouthphil.org, at the door or by calling the PYP office at 503-223-5939.

All local clarinetists and reed instrumentalists are eligible for a special one-time ticket offer — up to two orchestra level tickets at $5 each. To take advantage of this offer, musicians may call the PYP office at 503-223-5939 and mention their instrument.