Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Young Artists Concert
(Left to right: Stuart Lutzenheiser, Emily Sternfeld-Dunn, Brittany Hines-Hill, Jared Ice and Deborah Blakesley)
On January 29th in Pullman, Jeremy Briggs Roberts conducted the Washington Idaho Symphony and this year's Young Artists' winners in a program that featured Pietro Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and the world premiere of young artist winner Johnny Stark's March.
Hannah Kwon was also featured playing music from Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 1 . Unfortunately I did not get a photo of Hannah, but that in no way diminished my pleasure at hearing her play a piece that is both technically and emotionally demanding.
It was a pleasure, as always, to be a part of this concert. I applaud the Washington Idaho Symphony, and all of the symphonies in the Pacific Northwest that make a point to nurture and highlight the next generation of classical music performers.
(Conductor Jeremy Briggs Roberts)