16 April 2013

Concert Press Release LYS April 20, 2013

The Lincoln Youth Symphony and Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra have teamed up with the Chinese Program at Foothill Elementary School and Petsfirst! Wellness Center to present a dynamic FREE concert for their 2012-13 Season Finale, April 20, 2013, at 5:00 pm, Box Elder Middle School Auditorium, 18 South 500 East, Brigham City.

The concert will appeal to youth and adults alike, including Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Amanda Kippen,  performing I'm A Believer, Music for a Found Harmonium (from Napoleon Dynamite), and The Star of County Down.

Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra

The two orchestras will also combine to present a medley from Les Miserables conducted by Samuel Runolfson, LYS conductor.

Lincoln Youth Symphony
First graders from the Foothill Elementary Chinese dual enrollment program will present a short program of Chinese songs as a segue into Nathan Brown's performance.

Then Nathan Brown, selected from the LYS concerto competition and featured violinist from Bonneville High School in Riverdale and Lincoln Youth Symphony's Co-Concert Master,  will solo with LYS, performing excerpts from an incredible Chinese piece, The Butterfly Lovers Concerto.

About Nathan Brown:
At the age of 6, Nathan Brown learned the basics of violin playing with Steve Shupe. Three Suzuki books later, he began lessons with Scott Tanner, who sparked his interest in the violin. 

Nathan currently lives in Riverdale Utah, and is a junior at Bonneville High School. He is now under the tutelage of Dr. Shi-Hwa Wang at Weber State University, and Professor Monte Belknap at Brigham Young University.

He placed third in the UMTA Competition in 2012. Nathan has participated in Weber State's ASTA, and Solo & Ensemble, and has received superior ratings. He has been the concert master of Weber School District's Honor Orchestra, the Bonneville Youth Symphony, and now the Lincoln Youth Symphony. This year Nathan was selected to participate in All-State Orchestra which featured the finest youth musicians throughout the state of Utah.

Besides playing the violin, Nathan is an avid playing card collector and Ping Pong player. He enjoys traveling around the world, especially to Hong Kong. He attempted to learn the Guqin, and the Erhu, both Chinese instruments. Nathan also enjoys photography, singing, building Gundam models, and learning card tricks.

The concert will conclude with Lincoln Youth Symphony's performance of the exciting final movement of Dvorak's New World Symphony.

These youth symphonies are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society (LBSS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by grants from the George S and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Utah Arts Council, our annual Gala Fundraiser Dinner & Silent Auction,and private donations. LBSS is also incredibly thankful for PetsFirst! Wellness Center's sponsorship of this season finale concert, making it possible to invite the audience free-of-charge.

Please visit their website for further information at www.LincolnYouthSymphony.com.

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