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Metropolitan Youth Orchestra presents the virtual Season Finale featuring two world premieres by student composers from The Authentic Voice Series, MYS’s collaboration with Fear No Music’s Young Composers Project. MYS Symphony Orchestra will perform Frazar Henry’s Epiphany, and three MYS ensembles will perform a “Theme and Variations” on Edvard Grieg’s Peasant Song. The variations were composed by Koharu Sakiyama, Kara Taylor, Haladar Wright, Jackson Grace and Johann Mohnen. These young composers treat the audience to flights of imagination, turning Peasant Song into a tango, a depiction of fire and wind, a jazz tune, and a rollicking circus-like romp.
The virtual concert also includes the world premiere of award-winning composer and MYS conductor, Giancarlo Castro D’Addona’s Portland Beauty, performed by Symphony Orchestra.