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The Metropolitan Youth Symphony will present 'Lights, Camera, Music!' Jan. 12, combining with the silent film festival.

COURTESY PHOTO  - The Metropolitan Youth Symphony will present Lights, Camera, Music! Jan. 12. Get tickets now.

Metropolitan Youth Symphony (MYS) continues its 46th season with "Lights, Camera, Music!" Jan. 12.

This is a collaborative concert with the International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF), celebrating youth contemporary voices in film and composition.

"Lights, Camera, Music!" will show 10 award-winning short films by young filmmakers from around the world with MYS's Symphony Orchestra performing new arrangements of IYSFF's resident organist and composer Nathan Avakian's film soundtracks. Local composers from Fear No Music's Young Composers Project will adapt these innovative scores, originally for pipe organ, for full orchestra.

The concert will also include "Odyssey Overture for Orchestra," by Portland composer Nicole Buetti. The concert also includes Jean Gennin's "Fluttering Birds" duet for two piccolos featuring Concerto Competition Winners Molly Duggan and Ben Hosking on piccolo.

The concert closes with "Hooray for Hollywood," an artfully constructed film music medley that culminates an evening filled with old Hollywood charm. The overture features musical quotes including "There's No Business Like Show Business," "That's Entertainment" and more.

The concert takes place Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Newmark Theatre, 1111 SW Broadway, Portland. Tickets range in price from $5 to $38 and can be purchased online at or by calling 503-239-4566.

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