Cushion Concert with PYP

ICAN is proud to be returning as the Official Media Sponsor of the Portland Youth Philharmonic’s Cushion Concert, coming up Saturday March 9, 2024!

Two Children dancing to music outdoor.

2024 marks Portland Youth Philharmonic’s 100th year, and ICAN is thrilled to continue to partner with a local organization that shares in our commitment to nurturing and educating young people, uplifting our community, and providing access to the arts for all.

We are thrilled to invite YOU to PYP’s 2024 Cushion Concert! This annual event is a special opportunity for families and youngsters to enjoy beautiful music in a comfortable and welcoming environment. This year’s program is conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique and features music by Nancy Ives, Richard Meyer, Alejandro Belgique, and more. 

Join us at the Oaks Park Dance Pavilion on Saturday, March 9th, at 3 p.m. for an afternoon of fun! Be sure to bring your own cushion to sit on to enjoy the music. Arrive after 2 p.m. to have a chance to meet the ICAN team and also to try your hand at an instrument at the Instrument Petting Zoo!

Who: Portland Youth String Ensemble (PYSE), conducted by Inés Voglar Belgique

What: Cushion Concert

When & Where: March 9th, At 3pm (Instrument Petting Zoo Begins at 2pm)
Oaks Park Dance Pavilion | 7805 SE Oaks Park Way, Portland, OR 97202



  • Richard Meyer: Ear-igami
  • Nancy Ives: Grandfather Storyteller
  • Alejandro Belgique: Conundrum
  • A. Borodin: Nocturne from Quartet no. 2,

Performed by the PYSE String quartet: Emmaline Bunch & Sophia Chung, violin; Lucas Carter, viola; Feifei Wan, cello

  • Norman Leyden: Serenade for Strings
  • Leroy Anderson: Plink, Plank, Plunk!
  • John Williams: Trilogy

Instrument Petting Zoo Sponsor: Kennedy Violins

Media Sponsor: International Children’s Arts Network