Past Season Highlights

2015-16 Season Highlights

Joe DodyClick here to see a word from our new Executive Director, Joe Dody!
June 4, 2016
Elementary Strings Spring Concert
Susanne_Joe April 24, 2016
CYS Spring Concert with JHS Tickets are available here.
  • CYS
    • Norwegian Dances No. 2 and No. 4 — Edvard Grieg
  • JHS
    • Hungarian Dances No. 5 — Johannes Brahms
    • Summer Dances — Brian Balmages
    • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring — J.S. Bach
    • Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah” — Camille Saint-Saens
  • CYS
    • Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35. Mvt. I, Allegro moderato — Peter Tchaikovsky
      Suzanne Joh, violin
    • Overture from “Ruslan and Lyudmila” — Mikhail Glinka
  • CYS with JHS
    • Finlandia, Op. 26 — Jean Sibelius

February 13, 2016
Cabaret Dance and Romance
Elegant Dessert and Wine 6:30 pm
Cabaret 8:30 pm
For more information, see this post.
January 30, 2016
Elementary Strings Winter Concert
TowakiDecember 13, 2015
CYS Winter Concert
  • Violin Concerto — Samuel Barber
    Towaki Takikawa, violin
  • Leonore Overture no. 3 — Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture — Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • Vocalise — Sergei Rachmaninov

2014-15 Season Highlights

December 14, 2014
CYS Winter Concert
  • Four Dances from “Estancia” — Alberto Ginastera
  • Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso — Camille Saint-Saëns
    Doron Grossman-Naples, violin
  • Symphony no. 2 — Ralph Vaughan Williams
January 24, 2015
Elementary Strings Winter Concert

March 14, 2015
Classical Cabaret – Salsa II: Havana Nights
Pre-cabaret Dinner 5pm
Dessert/Dance 8pm
Welcome back Portland’s salsa sensation – Pilon D’Azucar, for another great night of food and dancing. Enjoy Pilon d’Azucar sample salsa:
April 19, 2015
Willamette Valley Junior Honors Symphony Concert
April 26, 2015
CYS Spring Concert
  • Cello Concerto in E Minor (op. 85) — Edward Elgar
    Spencer Wilson, cello
  • Fandango — Joseph Turrin
    Henry Henniger, trombone
    Jay Yue-Chen, trumpet
  • Carmen Suite no. 1 — Georges Bizet (arr. Ernest Guirard)
May 30, 2015
Elementary Strings Spring Concert

2013-14 Season Highlights

April 27, 2014
CYS Spring Concert with Willamette Valley Junior Honors Symphony
Michael Devin, Bassoon

March 1, 2014
Classical Cabaret “Salsa!”
Pre-cabaret Dinner 5pm
Dessert/Dance 8pm
with Pilon D’Azucar, authentic salsa band from Portland – including salsa dance lessons! Tickets are now available here. Enjoy Pilon d’Azucar sample salsa:
December 15, 2013
CYS Winter Concert
This is Mr. Creighton’s final concert as conductor of CYS. We are extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Frank Diaz as our new conductor. Dr. Diaz will conduct the Grieg, Mozart (Clarinet Concerto with Eric Qian) and Márquez, and Mr. Creighton will conduct the Mussorgsky and the Sibelius. Alumni from the past 31 years of Mr. Creighton’s tenure are invited to attend the the final rehearsal on Sunday afternoon, December 15 at LaSells and then join Mr. Creighton and CYS for the Finlandia performance. More information (including RSVP form and music sheets) available in Alumni page.

2012-13 Season Highlights




Kenji Bunch & Friends
featuring Monica Ohuchi and Adam Matthes
May 12, 2013

Pink Martini with the Corvallis Youth Symphony!
Feb 23, 2013
The Pink Martini and CYS concert on 2/23 is SOLD-OUT! There are no tickets available from CYSA, Pink Martini or LaSells. Thank you for your interest!

Listen to Pink Martini with the Corvallis Youth Symphony during a live performance in 2006.


Young Artists Concert
featuring Tatiana Hargreaves and the combined choirs of CVHS, CHS, and Heart of the Valley Chamber Choir
Dec 9, 2012