11 April 2016

Press Release for April 28 Concert

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The Northern Utah Youth Symphony and the Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra will present their Season Finale on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 7:00 pm in the Box Elder High School Auditorium, 380 S 600 W, Brigham City. Admission is FREE thanks to the sponsorship of PetsFirst! Wellness Center, Brigham City.



The Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra will open the concert. Conducted by Amanda Kippen, this is an all-strings orchestra dedicated to preparing musicians for the rigor of full symphonic music. They will be performing Meyer's One-Bow Concerto, Balmages' Afterburn, Spata's Sea Chantey, and Firth/Phillips' Lowdown, Hoe-down.



The Northern Utah Youth Symphony will then take the stage. Conducted by Conrad Dunn, their program includes Beethoven's Prometheus Overture, and Leroy Anderson's Waltzing Cat.  
Each concert this year features a member of the orchestra who is a winner from the NUYS concerto auditions.The featured soloist for this concert is Megan Brasher, Violinist, performing Barber's Violin Concerto, 1st movement. 

The concert's finale will be a combined orchestra performance of Grundman's American Folk Rhapsody. 


Megan Brasher is from Huntsville Utah and a senior at Weber High. She started playing the piano at age 5 and the violin at age 7. She has been performing since the age of 9 with various groups such as Pizzicato Strings and the River Bottom Band. She has participated in ASTA, Federation, Sid & Mary Folgers international music festival, Lyceum music festival and BYU Summer music festival. She has been in the Snowcrest Jr. High Orchestra and Weber High Orchestra and was the concertmistress for Honors orchestra. Megan has been a member of NUYS for three years and is currently the concertmistress. She is also a member of Lyceum Philharmonic Youth Symphony in American Fork. She has been nominated to perform at the All-Star Evening with the Utah Symphony. Megan is a straight A Student and has been offered academic and music scholarships to several schools. Megan has a passion for anything music and will often be found playing different instruments. She is currently playing the French horn in the High School band. Megan has been teaching piano and violin and is saving up for a trip to Europe this summer where she will be performing with a String chamber group in several cities throughout Europe. Megan will be attending BYU in the fall and majoring in Music Performance. In her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, playing with her animals, playing the piano, and hanging out with friends.


1 comment:

stevenjared0853 said...

Quite an interesting share! Liked reading it a lot. Thanks a lot for these photos. My daughter took part in a music event at local Chicago event venues. She enjoyed a lot there and now want to participate in more events like these.