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 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, Enesco 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 later in the season will showcase Symphony No. 8, op. 88 by Antonin Dvorak, a suite by Alan Hovhaness for orchestra and recorded whale sounds entitled And God Created Great Whales, and selections from American musical theater featuring guest artists Lindsay Ohse, soprano, and Jose Rubio, baritone.

To learn about how you can renew your membership or give a year-end gift to the Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon, select the Giving link on the left.