22 January 2011

Press Release for Lincoln Youth Symphony Concerto Night Feb 5

Violinist Sarah Pehrson of Plain City and violist Hector Guadarrama of Honeyville will be the featured soloists in the Lincoln Youth Symphony's Concerto Night conducted by Robert Bott. The concert will be February 5, 2011, at 5:00 pm in the Box Elder Middle School auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City. Admission: Adults $3, Children (11 & under) $2, Seniors $2, and Families $12.

This annual concert features winners of the Lincoln Youth Symphony Concerto Competition. There were three winners this year. The third winner is Krystell Taylor from Plain City, but she is currently recovering from a broken arm and will be featured instead on our April 16 concert.

Sarah Pehrson will be performing Max Bruch's Concerto in G Minor, first movement (Vorspiel). She has played violin for 7 ½ years, studying privately for 5 ½. For the last year and a half she has studied with Peggy Wheelwright. She was in the 2009 All-State Orchestra and recently performed with the 2010 All-State Orchestra. Sarah has a love of all music; she enjoys playing in pit orchestras and loves to sing. She recently won her school's Sterling Scholar for music. Sarah is incredibly dependable and an extremely hard worker with a 4.0 GPA. She is a senior at Fremont High School. Sarah has been the concert master of the Lincoln Youth Symphony for two years, and is a past concert master of the Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra.

Hector Guadarrama will be performing Johann Baptist Vanhal's Concerto in C Major for Viola, first movement (Allegro Moderato). Hector is 16 years old, and has been playing viola for over seven years. He is a junior at Bear River High School and first started playing viola when he was in 4th grade. He has been addicted to the art ever since. He has been in numerous youth symphonies and ensembles, as well as community orchestras. He has competed in State Solo twice, receiving high honors both times, and plans on competing again this year. Also, this year marked his second year performing with All-State orchestra. Currently, he is an active participant in the NUYS (Northern Utah Youth Symphony) and the BYO (Bonneville Youth Orchestra) and is privately studying under Dr. Michael Palumbo, Professor of Viola, at Weber State University.

The Lincoln Youth Symphony is a project of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society. Please support them in their upcoming annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction on Friday, February 18, 2011, 6pm, at the Brigham City Community Center. For further information about auditioning or joining the orchestra, or to donate a silent auction item to the fundraiser, please visit LincolnYouthSymphony.blogspot.com or contact Julie Gardner at LincolnYouthSymphony@gmail.com or 435.723.8262.

The Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society would like to thank Walmart employees for their recent generous contribution to our organization. Also a big thanks to the George S & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, the Utah Arts Council matching gifts from Autoliv, local businesses, and the best parents and grandparents anywhere.

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