Taking Flight


Artwork by Anthony Design (2019). All rights reserved.

May 9, 2019

Kelly Kuo, conductor

2020 Young Soloist Competition Winners, soloists

7:30 p.m. | Beall Concert Hall

“Key Notes” begins at 6:45 p.m. in Room 163

Season tickets available now!

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What You’ll Hear

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: 3 Marches, K. 408

with musicians of Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras

Young Soloists: Repertoire TBD

Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga: Symphony in D Major

About the Concert

A set of optimistic and confident marches by Mozart performed side-by-side with members of the Eugene-Springfield Youth Orchestras opens our season finale before the winners of our annual Young Soloist Competition dazzle with their winning concertos. A symphony by the “Spanish Mozart” completes our season on a hopeful note.

Young Soloist Competition

Our annual Young Soloist Competition was born out of OMP Artistic Director Kelly Kuo's passion for inspiring young musicians and providing an opportunity for them to perform as soloists with a professional orchestra. The first place winners of both the Junior and Senior Divisions are invited to perform their concerto movements with OMP at our final concert of the season. Additionally, first and second place winners of both divisions are awarded cash prizes through the Trudy Rumple Prizes. 

YSC continues to grow and attract high-level young musicians. For the 2019 competition, we have extended the senior division to include vocalists up to age 22. To learn more, click the button below!


We know that some audience members like to listen to the music we’ll be performing ahead of time, so we’ve curated these playlists just for you - listen to a sample of the pieces we’ll be performing below, or click the button for the full playlist on Spotify. If you’d rather go in fresh, that’s okay too!