16 May 2021

Concert Program: May 17, 2021

Season Finale

Conrad Dunn, NUYS Conductor
Nathan West, NUYCO Conductor
with Natalie Nef, violin

Monday, May 17, 2021
Box Elder High School, 5:30 pm

Free Admission this season, thanks to our sponsors.

Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra

Nathan West, Conductor

Brandenburg Concerto no. 2, 1st movement, abridged
J S Bach
arr Merle Isaac
Themes from Symphony no. 1, 4th movement
Johannes Brahms
arr Jeff Manookian
King Stephan Overture, opus 117
Ludwig von Beethoven
arr Nathan West

Interlude String Quartet

String Quartet in D Minor, opus 79, no 2
Franz Joseph Haydn
Allegro Moderato – “Stewartetto” or “Stewy 2”
String Quartet no 1 in D Major
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Andante Cantabile
Scherzo & Trio

Northern Utah Youth Symphony

Conrad Dunn, Conductor

Fanfare for the Common Man
Aaron Copland
Vorspiel from Die Meistersinger
Richard Wagner
Violin Concerto no. 2 in D Minor, opus 22
Henri Wieniawski
Allegro Moderato
Natalie Nef, Violin
Capriccio Espagnole, opus 34
Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov
I. Alborada
II. Variazioni
III. Alborada
IV. Scena e Canto gitano
V. Fandango asturiano


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

Classical Strings

Dr W Clark Andersen
Brigham City & Tremonton

Aaron Gardner, LCMHC
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Curtis Financial & Tax Management, Inc.

NUYS Musicians

Concert Master
 * Principal
[Bold] Graduating!
Adult Volunteer 


* Libby Tarbert
Kaitlyn Farr
Sarah Wilde
Arthur Grover


* Leo Burt


* Cambria Farr
Elizabeth Archuleta


* Ethan LaDuke
Aaron Watkins

French Horn

* Tanner Chipman
Fabricio Garcia
Daniel Curtis
 Abigail Erickson


* Adam Frost
Milton Farr
William Jensen


* Owen Snedaker
Dawson Pitcher
Jarin Oxborrow


Parker Rowan


Rose Nicholson


Rocky Myers
Avery Hindman
Maddox Lister
Brody Lister
Madi Palmer
 Julie Gardner

Violin 1

♫ Natalie Nef
Hugues Herpin Lemonnier
Sarah Jeppson
Eliziabeth Black
Quin Powell
Jacob Lund
 Jacob Carlton
 William Herem

Violin 2

* Evelyn Cazier
Kinley Hyatt
Maddison Griffin
Audrie Brown
Stephen Hales
Elizabeth Duncan
Katelyn Rollo
Averi Van Tassell
Brooklyn Mumford
 Jayme McKenna


* Talmage Kay
Eric Jenkins
EmmaLee Folsom
Erik Petersen
Preston Hindman
Sabina Akelbek
Eden Emerson
Aleksia Nielsen


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


* Ben Rich
Taiten Moss
 Elizabeth Markle


Brass: Abigail Erickson
Woodwinds: Jarom Coleman
Violins: Jayme McKenna

Interlude String Quartet

Hugues Herpin Lemonnier
Evelyn Cazier
Talmage Kay
Kai Bowen

NUYCO Musicians

* Section Specialist

Violin 1

 Kassie Norris
Andrea Gibbs
Isaac Sealy
Russell Krebs
Chase Hearn
* Amy Braithwaite

Violin 2

 Sally Hurd
Lily Hansen
Anne Duncan
Emmie Browne
Lucy Duncan
Millie Browne
*Jacob Carlton


♫ Molly Emerson
* Josie Anderson


 Toby Carlton
Mathieu Pace
Kirk Nielson
David Akelbek
* Ivy Andreasen


 Sadie Parkin
Lucas Thoms
* Hillary Fuller


Avery Hindman

Program Notes

   We are so grateful for perseverance, for the generosity of our sponsors, and for all of our families who give of their time and love in this musical endeavor. May you each enjoy our musical gift to you today! 
   The Chamber Orchestra will open the program with The Three B’s: Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto, Brahms’ Themes from his First Symphony, and Beethoven’s King Stephan Overture, arranged specifically for the Chamber Orchestra by our very own Nathan West! It has been such an eye-opening experience for our chamber musicians to participate in the process of arranging of this piece! 
   Be sure to listen to the different styles of each composer! 

   Next, we will hear from the Interlude String Quartet, comprised of four wonderful, talented, and dedicated musicians who have stayed extra long for most of the year for their own enjoyment, even giving their pieces lovable nicknames! We are happy to give them a chance to shine, symbolic of all those who would have performed at our annual recital night! They will perform quartets by Haydn & Tchaikovsky.

   The Youth Symphony will then take the stage and warm up for their portion of the program, which begins with a feature of our Brass and Percussion sections with Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland. I (Julie) first heard this piece at music camp in Western Washington. They hauled the timpani, bass drum, gong and all the brass section to the other side of a lake, performing across the water for all of the other campers. I will never ever forget the effect it had on me! We couldn’t see them for the trees, but we could definitely hear them! It was magical!
   Next on the program is the Vorspiel (Overture) to the first act of Richard Wagner’s opera Die Meistersinger von Nűrnberg. The opera is a 4½ hour comic piece about a singing contest, and this overture was written and performed years before the opera came into being. Listen for the many different melodies weaving in and out like a tapestry!
   The concert will continue with the Wieniawski Violin Concerto, Natalie Nef, soloist. Natalie has been with us since she was in sixth grade, and she will be missed when she graduates! She has done a wonderful job as Concert Master this year!
   Our final piece features so many solos and spotlights! Capriccio Espagnole by Rimsky-Korsakov could be used as an introduction to the different sounds of the orchestra! Listen for French Horns & Brass, Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, percussion, the solo violin, as well as the harp and others! 
   Thank you for your attendance at this special event, and thanks to Box Elder High School for hosting us! Have a wonderful summer!


Let’s replace our graduates and double both orchestras!
For each person who auditions & credits you as their referral, you will be entered into a drawing for a $50 Amazon Gift Card! 
Graduates also qualify for the drawing! 

Natalie Nef

   Natalie is 18 years old and lives in Pleasant View.  She has been studying violin since she was 3 years old. She has been concert master for the school orchestra for the last six years during which time she also received superior marks at Solo and Ensemble.  Natalie received superior ratings at State Solo Ensemble for 3 years for violin. COVID prevented it from being 4 years. She has been in the district high school honor orchestra for 11 years, and her feet eventually touched the floor while playing.
   Natalie has also been a part of the All-State Orchestra and BYU String and Summer Fest. She received superior marks at ASTA competitions at Utah State and Weber State University. Natalie has also competed at Federation at the University of Utah for five years, where she has received superior ratings.  She was the Ogden Youth Symphony Concerto winner in 2017, where she soloed with them and the Weber State University Symphony. She also performed with pianists Gleb Ivano and Bella Hristova as the winner of the Ogden Symphony Ballet Youth Benefit Concert Competition 2017 and 2019. Natalie won the Jean Poll Music Scholarship in 2017. She has played in the winner’s concert for the UTMA competition in both piano and violin. She also has performed with the Davis County Orchestra and the New American Philharmonic. 
   Natalie has done multiple violin recordings for various groups, as well as Alex Boyé, Jim Brinkman, and David Osmond. She has also participated in an Emmy Winning Television special, Christmas Under the Stars. She won the American Protégé International Concerto competition three times and also soloed at Carnegie Hall June 2018 and May 2019, and will be playing in December 2021. She also toured Italy playing her violin. 
   Natalie has been a member of the Northern Utah Youth Symphony for seven years, where she soloed in 2018 playing Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto.  Natalie has played for Onstage Ogden for multiple events. She has participated in many Master Classes, including with Xavier Foley, Bella Hristova, Boris Goldberg twice, and Gleb Ivano. She is also a member of the Utah Symphony Youth Guild. Natalie has studied violin under Alyza Bowcutt, Amber Taylor, Peggy Wheelwright, and is currently studying under David Porter.
   Natalie has been playing the piano since she was 5 years old. She has competed in many piano competitions, including Weber State Piano Festival, Northern Utah Piano Concerto Federation, and Northern Utah Piano Federation, where she has received superior marks. On piano, she has earned superior ratings for the last 4 years at Region Solo Ensemble, and superior at State Solo ensemble for 3 years. Natalie won the 2019 Utah Music Teachers Association Competition. She studies piano under Cammie Titus.
   Natalie has studied the pipe organ since she was 12, as soon as her legs could touch the pedals. She is one of the church’s accompanists. She studies under Richard Rhees.
   As a singer, Natalie has been a member of the International Children’s Choir, under the direction of Dr. Katherine Sorenson, for 10 years. She has performed for hundreds of ambassadors from around the world in their native tongues. She has done multiple recordings for movies, commercials, composers, and recording artists. She has been in the University of Utah’s Hansel and Gretel production. Her favorite performances have been when she gets to sing and play her violin for the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She also was in the bell choir.
   Currently a senior at Weber High School, she is a 4.0 student and a member of the honor society. Natalie is the regional Sterling Scholar in Instrumental Music. She is a member of the Weber High varsity swim team, where she has lettered for four years, and a member of Weber High School varsity soccer team where she was the varsity captain and received Defensive Player of the Year award. She is a member of the Rampage RL premier competition soccer team. 
   In her spare time, when she is not practicing or playing soccer, she likes to travel with her family and hang out with friends. She hopes to someday solo with the Utah Symphony, be a member of the Berlin Philharmonic, and study violin abroad. 
   Natalie will be attending Jacob’s School of Music at Indiana University, beginning Fall 2021, where she received the Presidential Scholarship.

Concerto Soloists for this season were selected from concerto auditions in August 2020. 

Natalie was selected to perform in the August 2020 auditions for last year’s season, but her concert was cancelled. We are pleased that her performance has worked out this year!

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

Have a Wonderful Summer ~ Save These Dates!

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

NUYS & NUYCO First Rehearsal

Saturday, September 18th, 2021, Promontory School

NUYCO Retreat

October 8-9, Camp Earley Park

NUYS Retreat – Take the ACT a different week!

October 22-23, Camp UTABA

Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society

PO Box 236, 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 can 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 Strings, BrainTrainUT.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! 

Ongoing Fundraisers:

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 Smith’s cards work at any Smith’s or Smith’s Marketplace, including the pharmacy and gas pump, or at any Kent’s Market, Lee’s Market, Dan’s, Macey’s, or anyone else who is part of Food Club (Associated Grocers). 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 and they will donate 0.5% of all eligible purchases! Again, crowds needed! 

You made it to the bottom of the program! Congrats! Now you can turn off your device and enjoy the concert. ;)
Thank you for your support this year!

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