The Portland Youth Philharmonic will kick off its 94th season with a performance at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Austin Auditorium at The LaSells Stewart Center, 875 S.W. 26th St., Corvallis.
The Corvallis performance, part of a short tour by the Philharmonic that also includes a stop in Roseburg, is hosted by the Corvallis-OSU Symphony Society.
The program includes Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5; Antonín Dvořák’s “Hussite Overture”; and Frédéric Chopin’s second piano concerto with soloist Natalie Tan, winner of the philharmonic’s 2016-17 Piano Concerto Competition.
The Portland Youth Philharmonic was founded in 1924 as America’s first youth orchestra. It supports two full symphony orchestras, a chamber orchestra, a wind ensemble and a string orchestra. Members range in age from 7 to 23, are accepted based on audition, are seated according to ability and come from 100 different schools throughout northwest Oregon and southwest Washington.
“I am very pleased that PYP is returning to Corvallis,” Musical Director David Hattner said. “Dr. Marlan Carlson, OSU professor and music director of the Corvallis-OSU Symphony orchestra, has been kind enough to invite us for our third annual appearance. OSU probably has more PYP alumni in its student body than any other university.”
The concert is free, but seating is reserved and tickets are required.
For more information or to reserve a seat, visit http://cosusymphony.org/. Accommodations relating to a disability may be made by calling 541-286-5580.