These high school orchestras will join us for the 3nd annual Youth Symphony Festival in 2019.
Willamette University Chamber Orchestra
Directed by Dr. Héctor Agüero, the orchestra is open by audition to all students of Willamette University regardless of major. With a string ensemble as its core, the orchestra adds wind and brass performers to suit the repertoire of each concert. It presents two to three performances each semester. In addition to collaborating with opera and musical theater productions, the orchestra performs music that spans from the baroque to modern eras. Committed to making music on a global level, members of the UCO recently performed in Xalapa, Mexico, as part of an exchange program established with the Universidad Veracruzana.
Newport Youth Symphony
Alongside these visiting school orchestras, we are also pleased to include a local favorite, the Newport Youth Symphony. From its home on the Oregon coast, the Newport Youth Symphony serves as our honorary host orchestra.