Welcome to the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon!

Founded in 1988, the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon (YSSO) provides high-level training and performance opportunities to accomplished and aspiring young musicians from throughout the region and presents inspiring performances of standard literature, masterworks, concerti, commissioned music, chamber music, and arrangements for preparatory orchestra and string ensemble.

Concert Series performances presented in the Rogue Valley's professional venues include an dazzling array of works by Beethoven, Copland, Barber, Higdon, Jacobs, Tchaikovsky, Khachaturian, Brahms, Mozart, Mahler, Verdi, Donizetti, Holst and many others. Please join us at the performances and discover the extraordinary musicians of the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon.

The 2014-2015 Concert Season opened with performances of Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Symphony No. 1 in C Major in November. Chamber Music Series performances took place in December. String quartets, a horn ensemble and mixed group played chamber music by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Mozart and others. The featured work on the Winter Concert Series in February was Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto in D Major played by 2014 Concerto Competition winner Sarah Klein.

The Spring Concert Series will include the world premiere of Crater Lake Fantasy: Another Sky at Our Feet, a new tone poem by Mark Eliot Jacobs. The work is the second in a series of suites commissioned by the YSSO organization highlighting the geography, history and heritage of the Rogue Valley. The concerts on May 29, 30 & 31 also will feature 2015 Concerto Competition winner Hengjian (Jerry) Su playing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major. For details, select the Concerts link on the left.

To learn about how you can support the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, select the Giving link on the left.