Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon - Welcome!

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

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

The 2015-2016 Concert Season opened with Fall Concert Series performances in November. The featured works on the program were Finlandia by Jean Sibelius and John Williams' score from the film Born on the Fourth of July. Performances in February showcased Symphony No. 8, op. 88 by Antonin Dvorak and a suite by Alan Hovhaness for orchestra and recorded whale sounds entitled And God Created Great Whales. The spring concerts in May included selections from American musical theater with guest artists Lindsay Ohse, soprano, and Jose Rubio, baritone. Chloe Brown, Youth Symphony Concertmaster and one of the winners of the 2016 Concerto Competition, played Antonin Dvorak's Romance in F minor with the Youth Symphony.

To support the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, select the Giving link on the left and complete the form and mail it along with a check payable to the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon to the YSSO, P.O. Box 4291, Medford, OR 97501. A gift in any amount is appreciated and makes a difference to the organization and its musicians. Please consider renewing your membership, making an additional gift or giving a gift in honor of a musician, friend, family member or colleague.