Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon

The youth symphony's wind section.Photo courtesy of Cari Baker

Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon will conclude its Silver Jubilee Concert Season with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, in the Music Recital Hall on the Southern Oregon University campus, 1250 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland; at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 18, in the Performing Arts Center, 830 N.E. Ninth St., Grants Pass; and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford.

Music Director and Conductor Cynthia Hutton will lead the 75-member Youth Symphony in performances of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1 in D Major, or "Titan."

If you go

Who: Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, and 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19

Where: SOU Music Recital Hall, Grants Pass Performing Arts Center and Craterian Theater, respectively

Tickets: $10, $5 for seniors and students, and available at Paddington Station in Ashland, Larry's Music in Medford and Great Northwest Music in Grants Pass. Tickets for May 19 show available at the Craterian box office; call 541-779-3000 or see www.craterian.org

Call: 541-858-8859 or see www.ysso.org for information

YSSO Youth Orchestra, also directed by Hutton, will perform "Jupiter, Bringer of Jollity" from Gustav Holst's "The Planets," along with selections from Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Phantom of the Opera" and Ralph Ford's "Uptown Hoedown."

Faina Podolnaya will lead Youth Strings in performances of "Theme from Haydn Quartet" by Joseph Haydn, "Ave Maria" by Johann Sebastian Bach, the traditional "Ukranian Carol" and Concerto in G (Allegro) by Antonio Vivaldi.

More than 160 string, brass, woodwind and percussion students from Southern Oregon and Northern California participated in YSSO this season.

Tickets cost $10, $5 for students, and are available at Paddington Station in Ashland, Larry's Music in Medford and Great Northwest Music in Grants Pass. Tickets for the May 19 performance are available at the Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., online at www.craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.


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