Virtual youth-orchestra concerts to feature world premieres

Posted on: March 11, 2021

On March 13, the Portland Youth Philharmonic and Metropolitan Youth Symphony, both based in Portland, Oregon, will partner with the New Jersey Youth Symphony to perform virtual premieres of several new works. The collaborative concert will comprise remote performances of chamber works by women and composers of color, including Elysian Grace by jazz violinist Regina Carter, Seare Farhat’s Spem In Alium, Katie Palka’s Flock, and Bernardo Quesada’s El Niño de Isabel. The concert, which will also include music by Dvořák and Corelli, will be streamed on March 13 at 7 p.m. PT at the Metropolitan Youth Symphony’s YouTube channel. For more information, click here. Separately, the Portland Youth Philharmonic will host a virtual breakfast fundraiser on March 17 that includes the live-streamed world premiere of James Stephenson’s Green; two other virtual PYP concerts on April 10 and June 5 will feature Stephenson’s Suite of Suites and newly commissioned compositions by eighteen composers, including PYP alumnus Kevin Walczyk.