Through the Years
Conrad Dunn, NUYS Conductor
Nathan West, NUYCO Conductor
with Elizabeth Archuleta, Clarinet
and Kai Bowen, Cello
Saturday, December 19, 2020
Ogden High School, 2:00 pm
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Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra
Nathan West, Conductor
The William Tell Overture - G. Rossini - arr K. Agioritis
Critter Crawl - Carol J Johnson
The Incredibles - Michael Giacchino - arr John Moss
Fum, Fum, Fum - Spanish Traditional
Music from The Mask of Zorro - James Horner - arr Blake Neely
The Plaza of Execution
I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You
Northern Utah Youth Symphony
Conrad Dunn, Conductor
Salute to Broadway - Various - arr Carl Strommen
Give My Regards to Broadway
My Funny Valentine
I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Concerto in A Major - W. A. Mozart - Elizabeth Archuleta, Clarinet
Concerto No 1 in A Minor - Camille Saint-Saëns - Kai Bowen, Cello
I. Allegro non Troppo
Star Wars Through the Years - John Williams - arr Carl Strommen
Star Wars (Main Theme)
The Imperial March
Han Solo and the Princess
The Jedi Steps
Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle
March of the Resistance
Throne Room and Finale
Sleigh Ride - Leroy Anderson
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The Incredibles music will conjure up great scenes from the beloved super hero movie, and Fum, Fum, Fum is a Spanish traditional Christmas theme, added to the program in honor of our upcoming celebrations. And, of course, we couldn’t present a program with this theme without adding in music from The Mask of Zorro, the iconic movie of heroes and villains.
Next, the Youth Symphony’s program will seem eclectic, pops music from our canceled April concert, and concerto winners from our August auditions, and something just for fun in honor of the season.
Salute to Broadway will be first, a trip down memory lane with several nostalgic favorites. If you feel like singing (quietly) along, go ahead!
Our two concertos will be next. Elizabeth Archuleta’s piece, the Mozart Clarinet Concerto in A, might also be familiar to you. It’s a very well-known piece. We are proud to present this, especially this year when our orchestra is a little smaller, and more conducive to performing Mozart!
Kai Bowen’s piece, the Cello Concerto by Camille Saint-Saëns, is a conversation between the cello and the orchestra. Notice the opening passage and how often it gets passed back and forth between the solo cello, the strings, the different woodwind instruments. We are so pleased to have both of these soloists this year! Later in the year, we will feature the soloist who didn’t get to perform last year! What an crazy situation!
Our next piece will be Star Wars Through the Years, a romp through time, including themes old and new. John Williams’ music is always a challenge. His rhythms and timing are complicated – more that you think when you’re passively listening in the theatre! We have learned great things from this piece and hope you enjoy it in a deep, Star Wars fashion!
As an added finale, we will be closing our concert with Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. Come with us down that snowy trail, listen for the sleigh bells, the clip clopping of the horses, and the crack of the whip.
Thank you for making history with us today! At this time especially, the mental, emotional, spiritual and musical health of our youth are so important, and we deeply believe in what we’re doing, enough to be contact tracing the audience so we could put on a live performance!
She has played in honor ensembles with Utah State University, Southern Utah University, and Weber State University. She loves meeting people who are connected through music, who she would never have met otherwise. There is a connection we all have through music that is like no other. To be able to perform with the orchestra is such a privilege, and she sincerely thanks every member for being there to play with her.
She would like to give a special thanks to her parents for always supporting her music journey in every way they can, being there for the long drives across the state for performances and practices, and especially handling the late-night practices that we know keep them awake. Also, a very special thanks to Mrs. Cindy Child, who always supported Elizabeth and provided her nearly all of her music opportunities. Without this mentor, Elizabeth knows she would never have discovered her love for music in the way that she has and she is so grateful to her teacher, for always encouraging her, believing in her, and showing her how wonderful music is.
Nikei “Kai” Bowen
Kai is a senior at DaVinci Academy of Science and the Arts and has been enrolled since 7th grade. He has been section leader for the school's orchestra for four years, as well as section leader for NUYS for two years. Kai also played with Ogden Youth Symphony for three years, and was section leader for one of those three years.
Aside from youth orchestras, Kai competed at the Utah Shakespeare Festival in the Minstrel category for three years and has won third overall, as well as a specialized award for Exceptional Performance in an ensemble. Kai also competed in DASA's solo ensemble festival, along with ASTA at Weber State, where he received superior ratings. Kai also had the opportunity to be a part of the band in his school's productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Hello Girls.
Kai enjoys the arts, both performing and visual, and plans to major in cello performance and double minor in ceramics with an emphasis on sculpture and 2D art studio.
Finally, Kai would like to thank Ian Marshall, Layy Salais, Daniel Pack, Dr. Moreno, Adam Slee, and many other teachers and mentors for motivating and pushing him to become a better musician throughout his cello experience. And most of all, he would like to thank his family for their unconditional love and support.
(Concerto Soloists for this season were selected from concerto auditions in August 2019.)
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