AU Symphony Orchestra's "Young Artist Concert"
Sat, January 25, 2020 @ 08:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Andrews University Symphony Orchestra’s “Young Artist Concert”
Featuring Andrews University music students Danya Wilson (violin), Betania Cañas (flute), Jason Marquez (clarinet), Tyler Ninalga (piano), Vivian Raimundo (soprano), Annelise Burghardt (soprano) and Nehemias Calsin (conductor)
The Andrews University Symphony Orchestra is pleased to continue its annual Young Artist Concert, showcasing students that have been selected as winners of the Department of Music’s Young Artist Competition.
The Young Artist Competition was a culmination for students of selecting then practicing their solos for multiple months, then performing them for music faculty after the students had committed the music to memory. Unsurprisingly, many talented and deserving students auditioned and it was a difficult process to select only six students to perform their solos with the Symphony Orchestra this month.
For 2020, it is notable how varied the winning selections are, encompassing music composed by American, French and German composers taking inspiration from jazz (Gershwin’s "Piano Concerto in F"), musical theater (Bernstein’s "Candide"), the Hindu Goddess of Wealth (the “Bell Song” from "Lakmé"), a Polish polonaise dance (Weber’s "Clarinet Concerto No. 2"), and gypsy music (Ravel’s "Tzigane"), as well as a "Flute Concertino" by Cécile Chaminade. The soloists will be Department of Music students Danya Wilson (violin), Betania Cañas (flute), Jason Marquez (clarinet), Tyler Ninalga (piano), Vivian Raimundo (soprano) and Annelise Burghardt (soprano).
Following the six soloists, all members of the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra will join forces to perform Richard Wagner’s monumental "Overture to Die Meistersinger" under the baton of Nehemias Calsin, a graduate student in orchestral conducting that hails from Peru. Wagner’s overture is the introductory number for his 1868 opera "Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg," depicting the Renaissance era guild of Master Singers in Nuremberg, Germany.
George Gershwin—"Piano Concerto in F," first movement—Tyler Ninalga, piano
Leonard Bernstein—"Glitter & Be Gay" from "Candide"—Vivian Raimundo, soprano
Cécile Chaminade—"Flute Concertino"—Betania Cañas, flute
- Intermission -
Maurice Ravel—"Tzigane"—Danya Wilson, violin
Carl Maria von Weber—"Clarinet Concerto No.2 in E-flat Major," 3rd movement (alla Polacca)—Jason Marquez, clarinet
Leo Delibes—"Bell Song" from "Lakmé"—Annelise Burghardt, soprano
Richard Wagner—"Overture to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg"—Nehemias Calsin, conductor
Howard Performing Arts Center