Win Tickets: Portland Youth Philharmonic Presents Concert-at-Christmas: Thunder and Lightning @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Nearly 300 Musicians, Unwind After the Holidays

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Portland Youth Philharmonic Presents Concert-at-Christmas: Thunder and Lightning @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on December 26. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, December 21.


From our sponsors:
Portland Youth Philharmonic presents Concert-at-Christmas: Thunder and Lightning
December 26, 2018
7:30 p.m. | $5 | All Ages
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Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
1037 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Hearing is believing! Portland Youth Philharmonic presents Concert-at- Christmas: Thunder and Lightning on Wednesday, December 26, 2018, at 7:30 PM in the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. A Portland tradition since 1961, PYP’s 57th annual Concert-at- Christmas gives music lovers of all ages a chance to unwind after the holidays at its annual family reunion.

This fun-for-the-whole-family concert features performances by the Portland Youth Philharmonic, as well as PYP’s Wind Ensemble, Conservatory Orchestra, Young String Ensemble, and an Alumni Orchestra. The popular event showcases Portland Youth Philharmonic’s entire roster of nearly 300 musicians, as well as alumni spanning much of the organization’s 95-year history. Performers will range in age from 7 to 80.

Speaking of his arrival in Portland 10 years ago to become PYP’s Musical Director David Hattner told KBOO’s Ken Jones in October, “Before I started conducting, on day one, I wanted to learn the history of the orchestra. I learned as much as I could reading books and meeting the longest serving Musical Director, Jacob Avshalomov, who was still living when I first moved here. His steel trap memory and artifacts that he kept in his home were a great resource for me… Currently, the important thing is to respect the traditions, especially in terms of keeping the quality of the music making, while steering the repertoire into areas that I think are important for the musicians to know.”

Portland’s locally-grown ensemble since 1924 will present a diverse program including Strauss’s Thunder and Lightning Polka, Rossini’s popular William Tell Overture, John Williams’s Superman March, and much more.

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24 Responses to Win Tickets: Portland Youth Philharmonic Presents Concert-at-Christmas: Thunder and Lightning @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall | Nearly 300 Musicians, Unwind After the Holidays

  1. Anita L Marier December 18, 2018 at 12:14 pm #

    I would love to win, we are barely getting by this year and to be able to attend an event would be so great.

    • April looker December 24, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

      I would love to attend this event! A great way to end the year!

  2. Jamie December 18, 2018 at 12:47 pm #

    An evening at the Schnitz listening to the PYP sounds just like what I need during this crazy holiday season!

  3. Chris December 18, 2018 at 2:16 pm #

    Sharing season greetings with friends and family make this the best time of the year!

  4. Jenny December 18, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

    Thank you for the opportunity to attend this concert. I think it would be very sweet to see the older alumni musicians play with their younger colleagues.

  5. Pete Moseler December 18, 2018 at 11:29 pm #

    So excited for the season!

  6. martha martin December 19, 2018 at 8:57 am #

    I was born 1961 since the symphony was starting . I love music we would always sing together as a family and a concert I won in 6th grade was to see a strings quartet . I have been sold on the arts ever since. Went to the kids Christmas concert and they did an awesome job for a K-12 with one teacher for all grades from a town of 650 . Thank you for your consideration.

  7. Greg Shippen December 19, 2018 at 11:12 am #

    For the first time in my life I’ll be spending Christmas alone….family is in Northern California and spread far because of the fires in Paradise and it is my ex-wifes turn to have my daughter for the holiday this year. Would love to pick my kiddo up and take her to see this on “our” Christmas day.

  8. AJ December 20, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

    Love PYP! All in!!

  9. Holly Hillyer December 20, 2018 at 4:33 pm #

    Would love to take my mom. She’s had a rough year recovering from a stroke.

  10. AJ December 20, 2018 at 5:26 pm #

    William Tell Overture!

  11. Jonathan Walters December 20, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

    This is a GREAT musical line up!

  12. Margo December 20, 2018 at 6:18 pm #

    It’s on my birthday and would love to attend with my daughter!

  13. Robert December 20, 2018 at 7:55 pm #

    sounds like a swell time!

  14. Bobbie December 20, 2018 at 8:20 pm #

    Music to my ears.

  15. Ron T December 21, 2018 at 12:39 am #

    An opportunity that I wouldn’t forget.
    WoW I’d take my mother allowing her to “let her hair down” and breathe.
    Happy Holidays to all and to all “good music”.

  16. Angela December 21, 2018 at 9:02 am #

    I would love to take my 11 year old budding musician/singer to see the PYP perform. Thanks for the opportunity!

  17. Stephanie Rodriguez December 21, 2018 at 10:14 am #

    This would be a great addition to our christmad festivities!

  18. Scott December 22, 2018 at 8:01 am #

    It’s amazing the shows and concerts and talent at work during the Holiday Season. What a perfect venue for this talent and music that will be on display. I hope to make it as I am still learning to appreciatte the Orchestra and always looking forward to supporting the arts for the youth.

  19. Heather December 22, 2018 at 12:18 pm #

    Thunder and Lightning…..Very, Very Frightening!! Here’s to holiday traditions, family and friends, and celebrating the reason for the season!!

  20. Michelle December 22, 2018 at 7:33 pm #

    My niece plays violin @ her middle school and I would love to take her. We could get all dressed up and have a auntie / niece date .

  21. Eileen L Hawes December 23, 2018 at 11:07 am #

    This sounds amazing, and wonderful youth musicians to celebrate the holidays! Would love to take my 15 year old this week. Thanks for the opportunity!

  22. Melody R Frye December 24, 2018 at 7:12 am #

    This will be so Awesome!

  23. April December 24, 2018 at 8:22 pm #

    I would love to attend this event!! A great way to end the year!

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