Joining forces, CSU Dominguez Hills and the West Covina Symphony, under the direction of Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, are pleased to present one of the years most extraordinary programs. CSUDH Music Department chair Richard Kravchak is "delighted" that the groups are working hand in hand to present this amazing program.
This program features 7 fantastic young musical powerhouses - ages 8 - 17, performing the world's musical masterworks.
These are the winners of our 2011 Young Artists Competition, performing the music of Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Rossini, Bloch, Vivaldi, Dvorak, De Beriot and Sarasate
Hear the energetic and enduring "Overture to the Barber of Seville", by Rossini, the powerful opening movement of Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto, the fiery first movement of Chopin's First piano Concerto, Rossini's classic "opera buffa" virtuoisic aria, "Una Voce, Poco Fa", the delightful De Beriot Violin Concerto and sensational Sarasate "Introduction and Tarantella" for violin, the virtuosic Vivaldi Oboe Concerto in F major, and the beautiful elgeaic "Schelomo" Hebraic Rhapsody for 'Cello and Orchestra by Ernest Bloch.
This year's talented winners are:
Jason Griffin, age 15, piano (Rach 2)
Leah Hansen, age 15, cello (Bloch "Schelomo")
Stephanie Tang, age 16, piano (Chopin 1)
Andrea Yamamoto, age 17, voice (Rossini - "Una Voce, poco fa")
Maya Masaoka, age 8, violin (Sarasate "Introduction and Tarantella")
Kevin Miura, age 8, violin (de Beriot "Concerto No. 9")
Gaia Saetermoe-Howard, age 12, oboe (Vivaldi "Concerto in F major")
WHEN: Sunday June 12, 2011 at 4pm
WHERE: CSU Dominguez Hills University Theater. 1000 E. Victoria ST, Carson CA 90747.
WHO: CSU Dominguez Hills Orchestra, West Covina Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, Music Director & Conductor; Soloists Gaia Saetermoe-Howard, Maya Masaoka, Kevin Miura, Stephanie Tang, Andrea Yamamoto, Leah Hansen and Jason Griffin
TICKETS: $5-$30 available online. Significant discounts available for groups.Visit http://www.WestCovinaSymphony.com or Burt's Music 186 E Rowland, Covina CA 91723. Tickets are also available by phone, at (626) 869-ORCH (626-869-6724)
MORE INFO: call (626) 869-6724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://westcovinasymphony.com
Symphony Society memberships will be available before and after the concert, as well as during concert intermission. The symphony will be offering special membership premiums and door prizes at the concert.
The West Covina Symphony Orchestra brings culture, music, art, and community to the San Gabriel Valley and all of Southern California: With the leadership of Dr. Mann, who was selected as Woman of the Year by the California State Senate and honored at the 2010 Los Angeles County Fair as West Covina’s Community Hero for her work with the symphony and the arts in our community, the CSUDH orchestra and the West Covina Symphony will attain success, With our support, WCSO and the CSUDH orchestra will accomplish their mission and purpose “to enrich its community by engaging audiences and inspiring a love of music through exciting live symphony performances, chamber music performances, innovative programming, and educational outreach”. May we all be inspired one musical note at a time.
The West Covina Symphoy Orchestra returned to the musical scene just over 2 years ago after a lengthy absence of about 20 years. In spite of challenging times, the symphony triumphed, continuing to grow.. The orchestra is again presenting a complete season of full orchestra concerts, world-class chamber music, holiday concerts & special events. Recent highlights include the "East Meets West" concert, the LA County Fair performance the recent all Brahms and Classical Classics concerts. The educational outreach program, is in full swing, the WCSO Music Academy is well underway, as is the orchestra's "Young Artists Concerto Competition"
To lend your support - visit the orchestra's website.
For additional information about the CSUDH & West Covina Symphony Orchestras and the June 12th "Young Artists Extravaganza"
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