About the Event

Founded in 1988, the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon (YSSO) provides exceptional performance experiences and training under the leadership of professional conductors and music coaches and fosters lifelong appreciation of classical music and the arts.  The 2014-2015 season marks the organization’s 27th year of performing masterworks for symphony orchestra.

Concert Series performances feature the accomplished and aspiring musicians of the YSSO organization: Youth Symphony, Youth Orchestra and Youth Strings. The Youth Symphony and Youth Orchestra include string, brass, woodwind and percussion musicians from throughout the region who present masterful performances of standard orchestral literature, new works and concerti, as well as arrangements for preparatory orchestra and string ensemble. Youth Strings performs arrangements for young string players. The Youth Symphony Concerto Competition winner is featured as a soloist with the Youth Symphony each year. Next season will also include the premiere of a new work for orchestra commissioned by the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon.

Audiences will be impressed by the interpretive, technical and performance skills of the musicians, as well as their commitment to artistic excellence. Attend the inspiring concerts and be part of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon’s mission to engage hearts, hands and minds through classical music.

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