The McKay High School Symphony of Salem will be one of five high school orchestras coming to Newport for the inaugural Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival Thursday through Saturday in Newport.
Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival Comes to Newport Tomorrow Through
Five Oregon high school orchestras will be descending upon Newport for four days of live community youth symphony concerts, creative workshops, clinics to instill a drive for excellence and to inspire our Oregon classical music students to be musicians for a lifetime.
The Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival will take place in Newport on April 27, 28 & 29. Oregon high school orchestras and the special guest University of Oregon Symphony are coming to Newport for three days of workshops, instructional sessions, mentoring and free public concerts featuring the all the orchestras. Besides the University of Oregon, the others scheduled to attend this inaugural event include West Linn, McKay, North Salem, Pendleton and North Medford high schools. Our local Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC) will also be participating.
Thursday, April 27 at 7:30pm at the Performing Arts Center will be the Festival’s opening concert featuring the Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast, Pendleton and North Salem High School orchestras.
Saturday, April 29 will be the Festival’s concluding concerts beginning at 9:30am at the Performing Arts Center with performances by the McKay, West Linn and North Medford high school symphonies.
The grand finale will be Saturday night at 7:30pm at the Newport Middle School with all the high school orchestra students coming together with a mass performance featuring the music of Ernest Bloch and Vaughn Williams. Following the mass performance will be a very special concluding concert with the University of Oregon Symphony from Eugene performing Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #5.
Music Directors and workshop leaders are Adam Flatt the long time conductor of the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean and special guest conductor Dan Allcott from Tennessee Tech University where he is Music Director of the Oak Ridge and Bryan Symphony Orchestras.
All concerts are free to the public and donations are gratefully accepted. For more
information go to the Festival website – www.youthsymphonyfestival.org.
Presenting sponsors for the Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival include Wieden+Kennedy Advertising, Umpqua Bank, Fred Meyer, Northwest Natural and the News Times with special thanks to Patty Olmsted. Local sponsors include Associated Cleaners, PayneWest Insurance, Elizabeth Street Inn, Bigfoot Beverages, KWAX Classical Radio and the Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean.
The Newport Performing Arts Center is located at 777 West Olive Street. Newport Middle School is located at 825 NE 7th near the Lincoln Fairgrounds.