Thursday, June 28, 2018 PYP in William Grant Still's "The Far West" November 10, 2018

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

June 27, 2018

Hearing is believing! Portland's locally-grown orchestra returns for a landmark 95th season with an invigorating new lineup of performances in the historic Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Astonishing audiences since 1925, Portland Youth Philharmonic will soon be the first U.S. organization for young musicians to reach its 100th anniversary.


PYP will kick off Season 95 on Saturday, November 10, 2018, with The American Scene, showcasing distinguished composer William Grant Still's The Far West, a three-movement suite from his much larger work The American Scene, which explores American identity in different geographical regions of the country. Known as "the Dean" of African-American composers, Still captures in this suite themes depicting America's unique western soul.

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