05 November 2021

Press Release - November 12, 2021 Concert

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The Northern Utah Youth Symphony and Chamber Orchestra will present their season opener concert November 12th, 7:00 pm, at Ogden High School Auditorium. Admission is free thanks to season sponsors.The Northern Utah Youth Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Nathan West, will open the concert with a program of opera-themed music including Mozart, Verdi, Puccini, and a medley of Italian tunes.

The Northern Utah Youth Symphony will then take the stage with the first movement of Beethoven's 6th Symphony, the Violin Concerto No. 3 by Camille Saint-Saëns featuring concert master Hugues Herpin, and will follow that with Eliot Del Borgo's Hatikvah - The Hope, and Alfred Reed's Russian Christmas Music.

Hugues Herpin:
Hugues is a senior at Ridgeline High School and has been playing violin for 10 years. He moved from France with his parents 3 years ago to start his high school in the US. In France, he studied violin and music theory, and participated in choirs, orchestras, and ensembles at the Conservatoire de Nancy. He is currently studying violin with Rosemary Hatch and Robert Waters from Fry Street Quartet. Hugues has participated 3 years in region and state Solo and Ensemble where he got excellent and superior ratings for his performances in his school chamber orchestra, ensembles, and solo experiences. He also participated in All State Orchestra. He was assistant concertmaster at NUYS and his school orchestra last year and is now the concertmaster for both.

Hugues loves music and especially playing and sharing music with others. He also loves composing music. He composed a piece for his high school string orchestra which they played last year and is working on multiple other pieces including a string quartet, clarinet sonata, and more. Hugues loves cinema and his also working on composing the soundtrack of a movie for the Moonshiver Movie Festival in Cache Valley.

He would like to thank everyone he’s met that helped him become a better musician over the years as well as all his friends from France and the US and his family.

The Northern Utah Youth Symphony & Chamber Orchestras are projects of the Lake Bonneville Symphonic Society, supported by Utah Arts and Museums and George S & Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation. Season Sponsors who provide the funds to offer these concerts free of charge are PetsFirst! Wellness Center, Edge Orthodontics, Classical Strings, and BrainTrainUT-Aaron Gardner.

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