For Immediate Release
FSYO Performs The Annual Concerto Competition Finalists' Recital on November 9
ORLANDO, FL – On November 9, the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra will hold its 2014-2015 Annual Concerto Competition Finalists showcase recital. Musicians take on the role of soloist, competing to win the privilege of performing their concerto, backed by the FSYO's Symphonic Orchestra, in a regular season concert. The opportunity to work on and present their craft, independently of the ensemble, has proven invaluable to the young artists' growth. When asked for a summary of his experience, one of last year's winners and alumnus Tyler Pacheco commented:
"I think it is everyone's dream to play as a soloist with an orchestra, there is nothing like it."
"The concerto competition has true meaning to me, and has been a part of my transformation as a musician."
Previous season winners have continued on to study at prestigious institutions such as Juilliard, Manhattan School of Music, The Boston Conservatory, and many others across the country.
Finalists, in alphabetical order:
Dillon Acey, Clarinet: Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op 73 - C.M.V. Weber
Jessica Chancey, Flute: Fantaisie Pastorale Hongroise, Op 26 - Franz Doppler
Emily Erdman, Violin: Chaconne in G minor - Tomaso Vitali
Vanessa Huber Weber, Violin: Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major, K.218, W.A. Mozart
Hannah Lindvall, Violin: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K.219, W.A. Mozart
Matthew Mignardi, Trumpet: Concerto, Alexander Arutunian
Amber Yang, Piano: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 54, R. Schumann
The recital begins at 6:30 pm, Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Edgewater High School – 3100 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL, in the auditorium. Admission is free!
ABOUT: The Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra aims to educate and inspire Florida's top young musicians through programs committed to strengthening musical talents and developing appreciation of the arts through classical music. The FSYO, in its 58th Concert Season, comprises three full orchestras and one string training orchestra made up of 237 students from around Central Florida.
Programs are sponsored in part by the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs; the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; Darden Restaurant Foundation; Universal Orlando Foundation; The Central Florida Foundation and United Arts of Central Florida. The FSYO is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization. For more information, please visit www.fsyo.org.