Are you a fan of the music in the Disney movie Fantasia? Are you looking for a fun and festive holiday activity that the whole family can enjoy? Then you won’t want to miss the Portland Youth Philharmonic’s annual Concert-At-Christmas on December 26th at 7:30 p.m, featuring all four of PYP’s ensembles as well as an Alumni Orchestra. Over 300 musicians will be performing on stage throughout the evening in this musically enchanting concert that includes selections from Dukas’ Sorcerer’s Apprentice (from Disney’s Fantasia).
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (1037 SW Broadway Portland, OR 97204) in downtown Portland
Prices for the PYP Concert-At-Christmas:
Adults $17 (orchestra), Children $11 (orchestra), Group Rate $9 (groups of 10 or more)
PYP participates in the $5 Arts for All Program for Oregon Trail cardholders. Details can be found here.
We are very excited to be giving one lucky family a four-pack of tickets to see the PYP Concert-At-Christmas!
“The music resonated with the audience, which responded with sustained applause and enthusiastic bravos…” – James Bash, Oregon Music News, November 17, 2011
The Portland Youth Philharmonic, founded in 1924, is America’s first youth orchestra. Founded decades before youth orchestras in other major cities, it became the model for youth orchestras across the nation. Today PYP supports two full symphony orchestras, a chamber orchestra, a wind ensemble and one string orchestra. David Hattner is its fifth Conductor and Music Director, and the first to be born in America.
Members range in age from 7 to 23, are accepted by audition and represent approximately 100 different schools throughout the region. The 300 musicians who are accepted each year commit to an intensive schedule of rehearsals and the performance of repertoire that closely parallels that of professional orchestras.
Each year PYP presents multiple concert series: a four-concert subscription series in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall; Camerata PYP Chamber Orchestra Concerts in the Pearl District; concerts in Vancouver’s Skyview High School; and, in its second season, Cushion Concerts designed for families with children aged 2-8 at the World Forestry Center.
posted by Tabitha Rhodes