Portland’s Metropolitan Youth Symphony (MYS) is focusing on performances, rehearsals and educational programming online to provide its students and community with a musical and educational outlet.
“We are allowing their families at home to enjoy the content together,” says Music Director Raúl Gómez. “Our weekday Hangouts provide insightful and fun conversations with leading artists and educators, and our Saturday rehearsals explore a wide range of topics for all of our ensembles and age groups.”
MYS hosts its Virtual Concert Finale at the close of their Spring Term, Saturday, May 30 beginning at 7 pm. Each conductor will introduce performances comprised of students’ home recordings, with works ranging from Andrew Lloyd Webber to Miles Davis and Tchaikovsky. The concert will be streamed on their channel (tinyurl.com/MYSymphony) and hosted live by Music Director Raúl Gómez, who also hosts a daily show “MYS Virtual Hangouts,” Tuesdays-Fridays, 4 pm at the same link.
The 2020-21 Season registration is open for students at all levels of musical experience from all backgrounds with tuition assistance available. Audition videos accepted June 1-August 14.
Register at playmys.org.