George Fox hosts Portland Youth Philharmonic for free concert Feb. 25

February 7th, 2013

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NEWBERG – George Fox University will host the Portland Youth Philharmonic, led by Conductor and Music Director David Hattner, for a Monday, Feb. 25, concert in the university’s Bauman Auditorium. The 7:30 p.m. performance is free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

The evening will feature Rachel Graves, winner of PYP’s 2012-13 Concerto Competition, performing Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. The program also includes William Bergsma’s Chameleon Variations and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, ‘Pathétique.’

The concert is a free preview of PYP’s winter concert to be held in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m.

Founded in 1924, PYP is America’s first youth orchestra. Musicians in the orchestra range in age from 7 to 23 and come from 100 different schools across the region. For more information about the Portland Youth Philharmonic, call 503-223-5939.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes among the top Christian universities in the country and is a Christian college classified by U.S. News & World Report as a first-tier regional university. Nearly 3,500 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 11 master’s and doctoral degrees.



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