Portland Youth Philharmonic Brings Beethoven to Roseburg
Also featuring Antonín Dvořák’s Hussite Overture and Frédéric Chopin’s second piano concerto.
ROSEBURG, Oregon – It’s not just a youth orchestra, it’s PYP! Portland’s locally-grown ensemble since 1924, the Portland Youth Philharmonic will kick off its 94th concert season with a tour to Roseburg on Saturday, Oct. 28. The performance starts at 7 p.m. in Umpqua Community College’s Jacoby Auditorium.
“Each Fall, PYP forms a new orchestra,” Musical Director David Hattner said. “Our annual graduation rate is about 30 to 40 percent. Integrating new members into the orchestra is one of PYP’s unique and exciting annual rituals. The tour is part of the preparation for our 94th opening night in November. It is a tradition that inspires music lovers of all ages outside Multnomah County, as well as establishing lifelong friendships among our musicians.”
From the signature opening of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, audiences will be swept up in one of music’s most powerful and majestic experiences. The tour performances will also feature Antonín Dvořák’s Hussite Overture and Frédéric Chopin’s second piano concerto, performed by Natalie Tan, winner of PYP’s 2016-17 Piano Concerto Competition.
Tickets are $10 for adults, and can be purchased at the door. Children and students of any age can attend the performance for free.
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Nestled in the beautiful North Umpqua River Valley, Umpqua Community College is the regional center for higher education in Douglas County, Oregon. UCC provides high quality college degree programs, workforce development, and community learning opportunities.
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