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Six Talented Musicians From Past VSO Young Artists Competitions Take The Stage
(Vancouver, WA) The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Series is proud to welcome back local young artists from past seasons for its inaugural Legacy Series concert on Sunday, November 19 at 3pm at Vancouver’s historic Kiggins Theatre.
This unique afternoon of music brings together six outstanding musicians from past Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competitions. Some have had the honor of performing on the Skyview stage under the baton of Maestro Brotons as Gold medalists. Each artist continues to perform throughout the Northwest. 89.9FM All Classical Portland’s Edmund Stone will emcee this performance.
Our Legacy Artists will include: (Bios and high-resolution images available upon request)
Paul Lee, cello (Dr. Michael C. Liu, accompanist)
Hanami Froom, violin (Dr. Michael C. Liu, accompanist)
Monica Chang, piano
Symphony Koss, violin (Dr. Michael C. Liu, accompanist)
Christopher Yoon, piano
Nicholas Dill, violin (Dr. Michael C. Liu, accompanist)
Among the pieces being performed are:
Prelude from Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV 1012, by Johann Sebastian Bach
Movement No. 2 from Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104, by Antonín Dvořák (Paul Lee)
Carmen Fantasy Op. 25 by Pablo de Sarasate (Hanami Froom)
Fantasie-Impromptu in C# minor, Op. 66, by Frédéric Chopin
Daisies Op. 38, No. 3, song transcription by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Novelettes No. 1 in C major and No. 2 in Bb minor by Francis Poulenc (Monica Chang)
Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.47 by Sibelius
Sonata No. 2 I. Grave by Bach
Prelude in G Minor Op. 23, No. 5 by Sergei Rachmaninoff
Intermezzo Etude in Db Major, Op. 40, No. 7 by Nikolai Kapustin
Polonaise in Ab Major, Op. 53 by Frédéric Chopin (Christopher Yoon)
Chaconne in G minor by Tomaso Antonio Vitali
George Gershwin selections from Porgy and Bess transcribed by Jascha Heifetz (Nicholas Dill)
Dr. Michael C. Liu serves as accompanist for the event. Dr. Liu is a physician and professor/teacher of medicine by profession, but a strong advocate for classical music as both a concert pianist and Board member for the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra.
About The VSO Chamber Music SeriesNow in its seventh season, the series was co-created by Dr. Michael C. Liu, the VSO pianist and board member and Dr. Igor Shakhman, VSO Executive Director and principal clarinet to present great musicians playing in a very intimate setting. The content of each concert is unique, and many of the participating musicians are members of The Vancouver Symphony.
About the VSO Young Artists CompetitionFor 25 years, The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra has searched throughout Washington and Oregon to highlight the area’s most talented classical musicians under the age of 18. Following judging by a blue ribbon panel of professional musicians, the nine top young artists compete in front of a live audience in the winter, with the three top finalists selected to perform with Maestro Brotons and The VSO at the season’s final concert in the spring.
About The Kiggins TheatrePrimarily known as a movie theater, the Kiggins was designed in the Art Deco style by architect Day Walter Hilborn and named for former Vancouver mayor and businessman John P. Kiggins. Opened in 1936, the theater was renovated and reopened in September 2011. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012. The theatre is owned and operated by Dan Wyatt.
About The VSOMaestro Salvador Brotons enters his 27th season leading the professional orchestra of over 70 core members. For 39 seasons The VSO has been a cornerstone of Southwest Washington's arts community, providing world-renowned classical music, promoting young musicians, and opening doors to classical music for young audiences through events such as the annual In-School concerts, Young Artists Competition, family-styled special events and performances. Many of our musicians are teachers in our school districts and beyond. The VSO provides our region with a multi-concert classical season every year and performs at Skyview Concert Hall, 1300 NW 139th Street, Vancouver. Season support for The VSO is provided by All Classical Portland and The Columbian. Additional support for the orchestra is provided by Oregon Public Broadcasting.
Calendar Editors, please note:
VSO Chamber Series Presents The Legacy Series Inaugural Concert
Young Artists From Past VSO Competitions Take The Stage
Sunday, November 19th at 3pm
The Kiggins Theatre, 1011 Main St, Vancouver, WA
Tickets: $25, $10 for students with ID
Find out more at vancouversymphony.orgor (360) 735-7278
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