Opening the program on Saturday will be the Cascade String Quartet from Grants Pass High School. The Cascade String Quartet features Camille Schaafsma and Sean Bullock, violin; Julianne Burdis, viola; and Charlie Jarvis, cello. These talented teenagers will open the evening’s program with Brandenburg Concert No. 3 composed by J.S. Bach and Quartet in F Major, Op. 96 “The American” by Antonin Dvorak.
Admission to this concert is free but donations are gratefully accepted at the door. This evening’s concert is made possible by a grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust.
The concert is the last of three 2018-2019 Winter Series Concerts presented by the Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival. These three concerts provide an opportunity for small ensembles of talented high school students to perform in front of a live audience – beyond their home town.
The Delgani String Quartet was formed in 2014 with a mission to cultivate an appreciation for chamber music through distinctive performance, innovative programming, educational engagement, and collaboration. The members of the Quartet collectively hold twelve degrees in string performance from various schools of music and conservatories across the nation.
The Oregon Coast Youth Symphony Festival is held in Newport April 25- 28. The Festival is a unique, annual 4-day event for high school orchestras. Professional conductors are the instructors. The schedule includes opportunities to learn in innovative workshops, play music together, perform short programs for each other, and perform together as part of the Festival’s finale.
The Newport Symphony’s Conductor and Music Director Adam Flatt is the lead clinician. High school orchestras participating in the April 25-28 Festival includes West Linn HS, Tigard HS, South Eugene HS, Pendleton HS, North Salem HS, Grants Pass HS as well as members of the Newport Youth Symphony of the Oregon Coast (NYSOC). The Willamette University Chamber Orchestra will perform at the Festival Friday, April 26.
The Festival is endorsed by the Oregon Symphony, Eugene Symphony, Rogue Valley Symphony, East Oregon Symphony, OSU-Corvallis Symphony, and Newport Symphony Orchestra at the Ocean.
More information about the Festival can be found at the Festival’s website at YouthSymphonyFestival.org or by contacting Jim Myers at firstname.lastname@example.org.