The Henderson Symphony Orchestra will feature winners of this year’s Young Artists Competition during the ensemble’s Concert Series II performance on Sunday, March 28 at 2 p.m. at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. Admission is free. Seating is a first-come, first-served basis.
This annual concert acknowledges the most talented youth musicians in Clark County. In January, students auditioned before a panel of judges. The top six instrumentalists were chosen to perform a solo with the orchestra under the direction of conductor Taras Krysa.
Artem Aleksanyan Pianist 9th grade Odyssey Charter School
Darrin Chao Violinist 9th grade Green Valley High School
Jae Ahn Pianist 12th grade Green Valley High School
Sarah Wright Violinist 11th grade Home School
Brandon Kiss Pianist 11th grade Odyssey Charter School
Michael Burkhardt Violinist 12th grade Las Vegas Academy
The concert will begin with performances by three exemplary young violinists. Green Valley freshman, Darrin Chao, will present Sarasate’s best-known work, Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs) Op. 20, followed by Sarah Wright performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto 1 in G minor, Op. 26, Allegro Moderato. Michael Brukhardt, a senior at Las Vegas Academy, will close the first half of the concert with Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64, Allegro Molto Appassionato.
The second half of the show will showcase the talents of three young pianists, beginning with performances by two Odyssey Charter School students. Artem Aleksanyan will perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #1 in C, Op. 15 Rondo – Allegro Scherzando and Brandon Kiss will present Andante Sostenuto from Saint-Saëns’ most popular piano concerto, Piano Concerto #2 in g, Op.22. Completing the line-up of these musical virtuosos is second-time Henderson Symphony Orchestra soloist and Green Valley student, Jae Ahn, performing Allegro con Brio from Beethoven’s Piano Concerto #3, Op.37.
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