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Calgary’s Best Young Classical Talents Perform with Canada’s Leading Community Orchestra
CALGARY, AB, March 10, 2016 — All under 18 years of age, the four (4) winners of the 2016 Calgary Concerto Competition join the Calgary Civic Symphony for a thrilling afternoon of soloistic Youthful Brilliance. The event will take place at 2:30 PM at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on Sunday, April 17th, 2016, with a pre-concert recital beginning at 1:45 pm featuring the competition runners-up.
Cameron Leahy (18), Hongtao Zhang (15), Janet Li (15) and Luka Coetzee (11) will each perform with the Calgary Civic Symphony. Works to be featured include Prokofieff’s Concerto for Violin in D Major, Beethoven’s Concerto No. 3 for Piano, Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, and Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello. The Civic Symphony, in celebration of its 40th anniversary year, will perform two of their greatest hits—Canadian John Estacio’s Bootlegger’s Tarantella and Manuel de Falla’s The Three-Cornered Hat: Suite No. 2. All brilliant music for an incredible afternoon of youthful entertainment!
The Calgary Civic Symphony was founded in 1975 as Calgary’s volunteer orchestra. Over the years, the Civic has swelled to over 80 musicians. With an interesting diversity in professions, its members come together each week to rehearse complex orchestral works. Under the baton of Artistic Director and Conductor, Rolf Bertsch, the Symphony shapes and polishes performances that are truly brilliant! In fact, the Civic is often confused with Calgary’s other—but professional—orchestra.
Concert tickets are $25 (adults), $18 (students/seniors), and children six and under are free. Group discounts are available. Tickets are available by calling the Arts Commons Box Office at (403) 294-9494 or online at www.artscommons.ca.
For more information, please call (403) 670-5430 or visit www.calgarycivicsymphony.ca.
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