- $12.50 for one G-Pass to see the Portland Youth Philharmonic – Winter Concert (up to $20.95 value)
- When: Saturday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
- Seating: orchestra section
- Door time: 6:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won't need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app.
- Walczyk—Celebration Fanfare: Walczyk, a Portland native and Portland Youth Philharmonic alumnus, awakens the senses with a growing shimmer of bells and flutes that begin a call-and-response trade-off with brass and percussion.
- Bartok—Concerto for Viola: Samuel Zacharia, the 15-year-old PYP Concerto Competition Winner and co-principal viola player, gives a virtuosic performance of one of Bartok's last pieces. Left unfinished in a pile on his bedside table when he died, the Hungarian composer's concerto was finished by his friend Tibor Serly and features bassoons, flutes, trumpets, and timpani.
- Shostakovich—Symphony No. 4: Afraid of political persecution, Dmitri Shostakovich silenced the 1936 premiere of his fourth symphony. Twenty-five years later, he was no longer fearful, and audiences were finally treated to the first performance; Shostakovich was so proud of his work he did not change a single note.
Portland Youth Philharmonic
As America's first youth orchestra, the Portland Youth Philharmonic could just skate by on this distinction alone. But it doesn't. Throughout its 90-year history, the three-time ASCAP winner for Adventurous Music Programming has continued to prepare young people to pursue a wide variety of professional careers, some of whom have go on to perform with institutions such as the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, and the Oregon Symphony.