A Community Treasure

                          Tacoma Youth Symphony Association

2017-18 Concert Season

Concerts are held at the Urban Grace Church on 9th & Market

in downtown Tacoma unless otherwise noted.​

A Night at the Movies Costume Concert    

Tacoma Youth Symphony & Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra

October 28, 2017; 7:00 P.M.

Scholarship Fund Benefit Concert

  • Beauty and the Beast--Alan Menken
  • Star Wars--John Williams
  • The Pirates of the Caribbean--Klaus Badelt/Ted Ricketts
  • Harry Potter Symphonic Suite--John Williams/Jerry Brubaker
  • Symphonic Suite from Fellowship of the Ring--Howard Shore

This concert is part of Tacoma Arts Month

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A Night in the Toy Shop

Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra

November 18, 2017;  7:00 P.M.

  • Carmen Suite No 1--Georges Bizet
  • Night in Mexico from the Airborne Suite--Paul Creston
  • The Fantastic Toy Shop Suite--Ottorino Respighi

Scenes from the Opera
Tacoma Youth Symphony

November 19, 2017; 3:00 P.M.

Rialto Theater

  • Italian Symphony--Felix Mendelssohn
  • Overture to La Forza del destino--Giuseppe Verdi
  • "Sequidilla" from Carmen--Georges Bizet
  • "Sgombra e la sacra selva" from Norma--Vincenzo Bellini
  • "O don fatale" from Don Carlos--Giuseppe Verdi                               

                     Melissa Plagemann, Mezzo Soprano

Tacoma String Philharmonic & Tacoma String Symphony
December 9, 2017; 1:00 P.M.

Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony & Tacoma Youth Brass Ensemble
December 9, 2017; 7:00 P.M.

Chamber Ensemble Concert
January 20, 2018; 7:00 P.M.
Immanuel Presbyterian Church

Dances Ancient and Fantastic
Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra
February 24, 2018; 7:00 P.M.

  • William Tell Overture--Gioacchino Rossini 
  • Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No 1--Ottorino Respighi  
  • Danzas Fantasticas--Joaquin Turina
  • Student Concerto--TBA

A Roman Festival
Tacoma Youth Symphony

March 4, 2018; 3:00 P.M.
Rialto Theater

  • Concert will open with the Tacoma Youth Chamber Winds
  • Suite Espanola--Isaac Albeniz
  • Student Concerto--TBA
  • Roman Festivals--Ottorino Respighi


Tacoma String Philharmonic & Tacoma String Symphony
April 28, 2018; 1:00 P.M.

Tacoma Junior Youth Symphony & Harp Ensemble
April 28, 2018; 7:00 P.M.

Roman Fountains
Tacoma Young Artists Orchestra
May 12, 2018; 7:00 P.M.
Rialto Theater

  • Concert will open with Tacoma Youth Brass Ensemble
  • Danzon No 2--Arturo Marquez
  • Prayer of the Bullfighter--Joaquin Turina 
  • Fountains of Rome--Ottorino Respighi 
  • Slavonic Dance No 8--Antonin Dvorak 

Spanish Holiday

Tacoma Youth Symphony

May 20, 2018; 3:00 P.M. 
Rialto Theater

  • Three-Cornered Hat Suite No 2--Manuel de Falla
  • Concerto de Aranjuez--Joaquin Rodrigo 

                    Michael Partington, guitar

  • Rapsodie Espagnole--Maurice Ravel