25 February 2021

Concert Program - Mount Logan Middle School, February 27, 2021

Mid-Winter Showcase

Conrad Dunn, NUYS Conductor

Nathan West, NUYCO Conductor

with Talmage Kay, Viola

Saturday, February 27, 2021
Mount Logan Middle School, 3:30 pm

Free Admission this season thanks to our sponsors

Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra

Nathan West, Conductor

Slavonic Dance, Opus 46, No. 8 -- Antonin Dvořák

     arr Robert D. McCashin

Beautiful Dreamer -- Stephen Foster

     arr Barrie Carson Turner

Capriccio Italien -- Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky

     arr Leland Forsblad


Northern Utah Youth Symphony

Conrad Dunn, Conductor

Slavonic Dance, Opus 72, No. 5, 6 and 7 -- Antonin Dvořák

Suite Hebraique -- Ernest Bloch
     I. Rhapsodie
    Talmage Kay, Viola

Academic Festival Overture -- Johannes Brahms

Aboriginal Rituals -- Elliot Del Borgo

Any Form Of Recording at This Concert is Prohibited
(Originals by Dvorak and Brahms are exempt from this)

Free admission this season thanks to these sponsors…
For information on becoming a sponsor, contact us!

Classical Strings

Edge Orthodontics
Dr W Clark Andersen
Brigham City & Tremonton


Aaron Gardner, LCMHC
BrainTrainUT.com - On Track Counseling




Curtis Financial & Tax Management, Inc.


NUYS Musicians

* Libby Tarbert
Kaitlyn Farr
Arthur Grover

Leo Burt

* Cambria Farr
Elizabeth Archuleta
Taiten Moss, Bass Cl.

Ethan LaDuke
Aaron Watkins

French Horn
 Abigail Erickson
Fabricio Garcia
Daniel Curtis
Zackary Wallace

* Adam Frost
Milton Farr
William Jensen

* Owen Snedaker
Dawson Pitcher
Jarin Oxborrow


Rose Nicholson

Rocky Myers
 Julie Gardner
 Heidi Hyatt
 Randall Thunell

Violin 1
Natalie Nef
Hugues Herpin Lemonnier
Sarah Jeppson
Eliziabeth Black
Quin Powell
Jacob Lund
 Jacob Carlton

Violin 2
* Evelyn Cazier
Kinley Hyatt
Maddison Griffin
Audrie Brown
Stephen Hales
Elizabeth Duncan
Katelyn Rollo
James Craner
Averi Van Tassell

* Talmage Kay
EmmaLee Folsom
Erik Petersen
Preston Hindman
Eden Emerson
Aleksia Nielsen
(Eric Jenkins)

* Kai Bowen
Ally Bruner
Abby Quintana
Elias Nielsen
Corbin Sealy
Erika Hankins
Silvia Schmit

* Ben Rich
Taiten Moss

♫ Concert Master
 * Principal
☺ Adult Volunteer


Abigail Erickson
Gayle Mansfield

Jarom Coleman

Jayme McKenna


NUYCO Musicians

Violin 1
 Russell Krebs
Andrea Gibbs
Sally Hurd
Anne Duncan
Millie Browne
* Amy Braithwaite

Violin 2
 Kassie Norris
Isaac Sealy
Lucy Duncan
Lily Hansen
Chase Hearn
Emmie Browne
* (Thomas Palfreyman)
*Jacob Carlton

Molly Emerson
* Josie Anderson

Toby Carlton
Mathieu Pace
Kirk Nielsen
* Ivy Andreasen

Sadie Parkin
* Elizabeth Markle

* Section Specialist


Program Notes

This has been a singular year, and we present you today with a concert full of good, solid, beautiful music. We are so grateful to be performing for a live audience, for the generosity of our sponsors, and for all of our families who give of their time and love in this musical endeavor.

The Chamber Orchestra will open the program with a grand, familiar piece: Dvořák’s Slavonic Dance No. 8 from his Slavonic Dances opus 46. He composed sixteen Slavonic Dances which were divided into two sets of eight; the Youth Symphony will be performing from the other set, opus 72. Inspired by Brahms’ Hungarian Dances, Antonin Dvořák composed these for 4 hand piano, and later orchestrated them at the request of his publisher.

Next, they will perform Stephen Foster’s Beautiful Dreamer, a familiar tune from America’s beloved 19th Century songwriter! Give him a google and see how many songs you are familiar with!

The Chamber Orchestra’s final piece will be Tchaikovsky’s Capriccio Italien, a bold string arrangement that has proven quite challenging! It might be an arrangement, but it’s still Tchaikovsky, and he sure loved accidentals!

The Youth Symphony will then take the stage also beginning with Dvořák’s Slavonic Dances, this time from opus 72, numbers 5, 6 and 7. Notice that there are certain instruments not included in the score for number 6, which makes more of a contrast between the dances. These dances do not quote actual folk music, but evoke their style and spirit. Notice all the times the music slows down and then speeds up again.

Next on the program is the Rhapsodie from Suite Hebraique by Ernest Bloch, performed by Talmage Kay. Bloch’s lifelong study of Hebrew music contributed to this composition, which he composed in 1951 for a special celebration of Hebrew music. Listen for the sound of the Shofar (the ram’s horn) in this lovely piece!

We will continue our concert with Brahms’ Academic Festival Overture. When I looked this up, I laughed! He composed it as a tribute to the University of Breslau which was awarding him an honorary doctorate. He really just wanted to send a thank you note, but ended up composing this piece, full of student drinking songs arranged in a loose and episodic way. It’s a high-minded joke, and Brahms loved them!

Our final piece is a crowd pleaser just for you. Aboriginal Rituals is an original piece by Elliot Del Borgo. Driving rhythms are its hallmark.

As a society, our mental, emotional, and spiritual health are each in need of a lift, and this music encourages an escape from the strange year, at least for an evening. We deeply believe in what we’re doing, enough to be contact tracing the audience so we could put on another live performance! 


Talmage Kay

Talmage Kay was enthralled with the violin at age two, and vowed to learn a string instrument. He reluctantly excelled on the piano beginning at age five, and was finally able to touch a violin on his 8th birthday. From 3rd to 5th grade, he played in two beginning orchestras, and took private lessons. In 6th grade, while listening to the differing musical parts, he loved the rich harmonies of the viola. Playing the viola has taught him of musical complexity and the importance of teamwork throughout the symphonic sections.

He is a senior at Green Canyon High School, and will be going to BYU-Idaho to study Computer Science and play in their ensembles.  Among his favorite composers are Tchaikovsky, Dvorak, Handel, Suk, Bloch, Vivaldi, Bach, and of course, himself. He enjoys creating music and computer programs, sometimes doing both at the same time. He has played under the direction of Conrad Dunn for 9 years, and has taken part of the Northern Utah Youth Symphony for 5 years. He has performed in two of his school musicals: Aida and The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and played in the Cache Symphony Orchestra under Mark Emile.

He would like to thank Jen Sova, his first violin teacher who happened to be a viola player; Carolyn Larson, who showed him how nice the piano harmony with the violin could be; Jayme McKenna, his current private teacher for the last 5 years who has done a great job pushing him to take opportunities given to him; Patrick Clark, his school orchestra director who puts Talmage in his place as a violist; Julie, who pretty much runs the whole symphony show and keeps his section’s fingerings in check; his viola, who has been with him through many scary auditions and performances; Adam Day, his luthier of nine years; Ryan Scott, his accompanist for 4 years (since Ryan was 13) who has fixed innumerable problems in performances without anyone knowing; Paula Scott, Ryan’s “julie” (mom) and page turner; Talmage’s family, who have supported him through the ups and downs of playing an instrument putting up with the early morning and late night practices; and his parrot, Cooper, who loves to sing along with the music in the house. 

Concerto Soloists for this season were selected from concerto auditions in August 2020. 
Talmage received Honorable Mention at this year’s auditions.

Our next auditions will be held August 14th, 2021.


Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society

PO Box 236 v Brigham City, UT 84302

Visit our website at www.NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org

Find Northern Utah Youth Symphony on Facebook

Chamber: NUYCO ~ contact Josie Anderson, chamber@NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org or 435.452.8173

 Youth Symphony: NUYS ~ contact Julie Gardner, info@NorthernUtahYouthSymphony.org or 435.740.4335

 Northern Utah Community Symphony ~ contact nucsymphony@gmail.com


If you are a parent or musician and need to be added to the
NUYS or NUYCO email lists, please text or email the appropriate manager.

    The Northern Utah Youth Symphony, Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra, and Northern Utah Community Symphony are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the support of symphonic music throughout our region. Your donations are tax-deductible. We also accept matching funds donations.

    The Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society wishes to thank the staff and administration of Promontory School of Expeditionary Learning, Ogden High School, Mount Logan Middle School, Box Elder High School, the Box Elder News Journal, Cache Valley Herald-Journal, Ogden Standard-Examiner, and Tremonton Leader for their continued support.

    Sincere thanks to our musicians and especially our parent volunteers for their time and effort.

    Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society is sustained by a grant from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation and fundraising efforts selling Smith’s and Kent’s grocery cards. We are also funded by very generous individual donors, parents, and grandparents.

    This project is supported in part by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support from local businesses includes Classical StringsBrainTrainUT.com-Aaron Gardner, Edge Orthodontics, PetsFirst! Wellness Center in Brigham City, and Curtis Financial & Tax Management, Inc. Thanks to the Box Elder Tourism Office for ongoing support. Thanks to Alphagraphics in Layton for printing these lovely keepsake programs. We are also listed on NowPlayingUtah.com with other arts & entertainment opportunities. Check it out!


Upcoming Events ~ Save These Dates!

NO Rehearsal next week! We will be switching out music. Enjoy a much-needed break!

NUYS & NUYCO Concert – Season Finale

Monday, May 17th, 2021, Box Elder High School

***This is our finalized date. The original date didn’t work out.***

Concerto Auditions

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

If you are interested in auditioning, read the concerto audition rules on the website. There are deadlines!

NUYS & NUYCO Auditions

Saturday, August 21st, 2021, virtual and in person


Thank you for your support of our ongoing fundraisers, including:

Grocery Store Gift Cards
Naomi Miles coordinates our grocery card program. If you would like more information, or to be included as one of the regular purchasers, please contact Naomi at 435.723.7617.  The cards work at any Smith’s or Smith’s Marketplace, including the pharmacy and gas pump, or at any Kent’s Market. This is an ongoing fundraiser. You can join anytime!

Participants buy gift cards for Kent’s or Smith’s and spend them like cash; our organization makes a percentage. Great for the grocery budget. ☺ 

Smith’s Community Rewards 
Sign in to www.smithsfoodanddrug.com with your rewards card and look at the left side of the “my account” page. Click “Inspiring Donations” then click “Enroll Now” and type “Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society” or “NJ978” then click the little button when our organization appears. Thank you! And consider purchasing Smith’s gift cards as well – the rate of return is much higher! 

This is so easy because each time you spend and scan your rewards card, we get a little kickback. But we need crowds of people to make a substantial return. Consider being part of that crowd! 

Amazon Smile
Go to smile.amazon.com and sign in with your regular amazon account, type “Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society” when asked for a charitable organization, then click “select” when the list comes up. After, just shop on smile.amazon.com instead of just plain amazon.com, or set your app to use Amazon Smile, and they will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases! ☺ Again, crowds needed! 


This is the end of the program! You made it! Hooray! Now turn off your phone and enjoy the concert. 

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