20 January 2012

Press Release: Concerto Night: Lincoln Youth Symphony & Chamber Orchestra

The Lincoln Youth Symphony & the Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra are proud to present A Night of Concertos, February 4, 2012, at 5:00 pm in the Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City. Admission: $3 Adults, $2 Children 11 & under, $2 Seniors, $12 Families.

The Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra is an all-string ensemble conducted by Amanda Kippen. They will open the concert with a nice variety of music including Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, Borodin's From the Steppes of Central Asia, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, and a jazzy piece called Shadows in the House.

The Lincoln Youth Symphony, conducted by Robert Bott, will be featuring Andrew Johnson, Ryan Stocks, and Joshua Musselman, the three winners of this year's concerto auditions, as well as Tchaikovsky's final movement of his Little Russian Symphony, Haydn's Surprise Symphony, and Wagner's Grand March from Tannhauser.

Featured performers:
Andrew Johnson is fifteen years old and a sophomore at Box Elder High. He has been playing the violin for eleven years, studying with Diane Austin. He has played with Lincoln Youth Symphony for 3 years, this year as concert master. He enjoys music as well as tennis and golf. He also participates in choir as well as orchestra and musical productions, and played Potiphar in the recent BEHS production of Joseph. He will be performing the third movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.

Ryan Stocks is 17 years old and a junior at Box Elder High School. He has played the cello for 6 years and been a member of LYS/LYCO for 4 years. He studies cello with Ivy Andreason. Aside from playing the cello, he enjoys playing games, snowboarding, listening to music, and hanging out with his friends and family. After graduation, Ryan hopes to attend Weber State University majoring in music. He is very excited to be performing the first movement of the Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor by Saint-Saens.

Joshua Musselman is fifteen years old and lives in North Logan. He currently studies piano with Brandon Lee at Utah State University. Josh loves any activities having to do with music. He sings with Dr. Craig Jessop’s American Festival Chorus, plays in a fiddle band, composes his own music, and participates in ballroom dance. He will be performing the first movement of the Liszt Piano Concerto no. 1.

The Lincoln Youth Symphony and Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing excellent musical opportunities for motivated musicians. Their Gala Fundraiser Dinner is coming up on February 11, 2012. For tickets, to donate, or for additional information, please visit LincolnYouthSymphony.blogspot.com.

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