09 April 2014

Press Release: LYS & LYCO Season Finale

The Lincoln Youth Symphony with maestro Conrad Dunn and the Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra with maestro Amanda Kippen, will be performing their Season Finale Concert on Saturday, April 19, 5:00 pm, Bear River High School Auditorium, 1450 South Main, Garland, Utah. Admission is FREE thanks to the sponsorship of PetsFirst! Wellness Center. Musicians in both orchestras hail from all over Northern Utah, including Cache, Box Elder, and Weber Counties.

The Lincoln Youth Chamber Orchestra, a strings-only training orchestra, will open the concert with Nunez's M to the Third Power, Adkins/Epworth's Skyfall, one "secret" surprise piece, and Gliere's Russian Sailors' Dance.

The Lincoln Youth Symphony, a full symphony orchestra, will perform Brahms' Academic Festival Overture, then Joshua Musselman, a winner of the LYS annual concerto competition, will be our featured performer with MacDowell's Piano Concerto No. 2, First Movement, Larghetto Calmato. 

For the grand finale, the two orchestras will also combine to perform Hardiman's Lord of the Dance. The concert promises to provide a memorable, crowd-pleasing evening.

Soloist Josh Musselman began taking piano lessons at Utah State University's Youth Conservatory when he was eight years old. Since then he has studied with several different teachers, including USU's Brandon Lee, and Professors Gary Amano and Dennis Hirst. Josh's musical accomplishments include several Honorable Mentions at competitions such as the UMTA Concerto Competition and USU's Piano Festival competition. Josh also took first place at Mountain Crest High School's 2013 Young Artist Cup. In 2013 Josh received the Distinguished Young Performer award from Utah State. UMTA judges have complimented Josh's clarity and musicality, as well as his powerful volume.  Josh has been teaching piano lessons since he was 13 years old, and enjoys sharing his love of music with people of all ages.  He has accompanied other instrumentalists for competitions for the last two years, and played for weddings and other functions.  Josh also very much enjoys composing music.  His other loves beyond music include mountain biking, weight lifting, reading, scouting, and cooking.  

Lincoln Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestra are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to supporting youth and adults in LYS, LYCO, and the Lake Bonneville Community Symphony, including the annual Messiah Sing-in each Christmas at the Brigham City Tabernacle. 

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