Youth Symphony Performs

Youth Symphony Performs

7:00 PM, Monday May 1st 
Newport PAC 

Salem Youth Symphony Philharmonia Orchestra (SYSPO) performs a concert featuring selections from Brahms' Hungarian Dances, Tchaikovsky's Capriccio Italien, and Paul Dukas' Sorcerer's Apprentice. SYSPO includes more than 50 middle and high school musicians from the Salem area, they will be joined by members of Newport's own youth symphony NYSOC for this performance.

This concert not only gives young central coast musicians the chance to experience the beauty and intensity of playing with a full symphony orchestra, but it is also an opportunity for music-lovers of all ages to enjoy an inspiring performance.

Please join them for a evening of inspirational music! Admission is free, donations welcome.

NSO Board and Staff

NSO Board Members

  • Joseph Swafford, NSO President – Retired business owner

  • Pat Lewis, NSO Vice President – Retired researcher and health educator

  • Melody Lavrakas, NSO Secretary, NYSOC Coordinator – Small business office management

  • Michael Meagher, NSO Treasurer – Retired accountant

  • John Lavrakas, NSO Executive Director – President, Advanced Research Corporation

  • Sioux Boston, Musicians’ representative to NSO Board – Musician

  • Ken Combs – Musician, retired university administrator

  • Dean Failor – Real Estate Broker, Windermere Real Estate

  • Brian Hanna – Architect

  • Loria Holden – Health & Safety Manager, Georgia-Pacific

  • Jim Myers – Retired television promotion & marketing director

  • Betty Richard – Retired, Educator

  • Su Sponaugle – Professor, Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center


Associate Board Members

  • Paul Brookhyser – Retired

  • Richard Cutler – Business owner, Flying Dutchman Winery

  • Frank Geltner – Small business owner, former director Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

  • Thomas Hurst – Scientist at Hatfield Marine Science Center

  • Mark McConnell – Retired school teacher, former mayor of Newport

  • Cindy McEntee – Business owner – Mo’s Enterprises

  • Fran Mathews – Business owner – Marine Discovery Tours

  • Nancy Steinberg – Science writer, communications contractor

  • Don Taylor, Pastor – First Presbyterian Church


Honorary Board Members

  • John Baker – Consultant

  • Katherine Heater – Small Business Owner

  • Mary Lee Scoville – Conductor, Central Coast Chorale, Music Teacher

  • Jess Smith – Musician


Staff Management

  • John Lavrakas – Executive Director

  • Megan Miller-Morgan – Office Manager/Bookkeeper

  • Dianne Trask – Housing Coordinator

  • Kris Klavik – Personnel Manager

  • Shauna Keyes – Personnel Manager (strings)

  • Melissa MacDonald – Advertising Underwriting