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Young Artists Concert


Sunday, March 29, 2009 - 2pm

Henderson Pavilion - 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy

FREE TO THE PUBLIC


The Henderson Symphony Orchestra's 2009 Young Artists Competition winners will be featured in this Concert Series II performance with conductor, Taras Krysa and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra - 2 P.M. Sunday, March 29, 2009 at the Henderson Pavilion.

This annual concert enables the Henderson Symphony Orchestra to showcase the talents of exceptional young musicians from within our community. Each January numerous local young instrumentalists audition before a panel of judges and a select few are chosen to perform as soloists with the orchestra at the March concert.

The winners of this year's competition will astound you with their musical expertise and artistic virtuosity when they take center stage for the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's Young Artists Concert on March 29th. Seventh grader, Aida Badalian from Rogich Middle School will demonstrate some piano pyrotechnics with Kabalevsky's sunny tuneful Concerto No.3 in D major. Violinist, Samanta Ciarlo, a tenth grader at Silverado High School will perform the Allegro Con Fuoco third movement of Wieniawski's Concerto No. 2 in D Minor. Ryan Schwartz an eleventh grade oboist at Las Vegas Academy will display his musical talents with Mozart's Oboe Concerto in C Major, K. 314, first movement. Finally, Nevada State High School junior, Caitlin Stokes will captivate listeners with the Mendelssohn's famous Violin Concerto in E Minor, first movement.

Audiences will also enjoy one of the most popular symphonies in the modern repertory Dvorak's exciting New World Symphony No.9, Op.95.

This Young Artists Concert is part of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's 22nd season and is free to the public. Seating is on a first come first-served basis. The City of Henderson Cultural Arts and supporters of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra are sponsoring this performance. For information regarding this event, please contact the City of Henderson Cultural Arts Office at 702-267-2171 or visit the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's website at http://www.hsorch.org.



Master Series III


2PM - Sunday, February 8, 2009

Valley View Recreation Center

FREE TO THE PUBLIC


The Henderson Symphony Orchestra's Master Series III performance will feature guest vocalist Stephanie Thorpe on Barber's nostalgic Knoxville Summer of 1915. The repertoire will also include Ives' The Unanswered Question, which poses 'the eternal question of existence.' Highlighting the performance will be the premiere of UNLV professor Virko Baley's original work Dances Without Words commissioned exclusively for the Henderson Symphony Orchestra in recognition of Virko's 70th birthday. The concert finale will be the heroic musical journey of Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.

This Master Series III performance is part of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's 22nd season and is free to the public. Seating is on a first come first-served basis. The City of Henderson Cultural Arts and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra are sponsoring this performance. For information regarding this event, please contact the City of Henderson Cultural Arts Office at 702-267-2171 or visit the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's website at http://www.hendersonsymphony.org.

Note: Programs are subject to change



Master Series II


8:00 PM - Friday, October 17, 2008

Henderson Pavilion - 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy


The Henderson Symphony Orchestra continues its 22nd season with Master Series II under the direction of Conductor Taras Krysa - 8:00PM, Friday, October 17, 2008 at the Henderson Pavilion, 200 S. Green Valley Parkway. As always, Henderson Symphony Orchestra concerts are free to the public and offer the community an opportunity to share an enjoyable evening of traditional and contemporary classical music.

This Master Series II performance will feature Grammy-nominated American composer, Jennifer Higdon's popular and personally inspired blue cathedral as well as Dvorak's renowned Cello Concerto in B Minor featuring guest cellist, Andrew Smith. Both pieces poignantly pay tribute to loved ones who have passed on and reflect the amazing journeys that we all make. The Henderson Symphony Orchestra's Master Series II concert will conclude with a performance of Schubert's Symphony in Bb Major, D.485.

One hour prior to the performance at 7PM Mike Gjurich hosts a Pre-Concert Discussion that will introduce audience members to the intriguing history behind the day's musical repertoire.

This Master Series II Concert is part of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's 22nd season and is free to the public. Seating is on a first come first-served basis. The City of Henderson Cultural Arts and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra are sponsoring this performance. For information regarding this event, please contact the City of Henderson Cultural Arts Office at 702-267-2171 or visit the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's website at http://www.hendersonsymphony.org.

Note: Programs are subject to change



Young Artists Concert Competition


Junior Division & Senior Division:
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

6:00 - 9:00 PM

Del Sol High School

3100 E. Patrick Lane, Las Vegas, NV 89120


Audition Application Deadline: December 19, 2008


The Henderson Symphony Orchestra welcomes talented young musicians from throughout the valley to audition for the fourteenth annual Young Artists Concert. The competition is open to all Clark County residents enrolled in grades 6 through 12. The application fee is $25 and the deadline for submission is December 19, 2008. Audition applications for the Young Artist Concert Competition are available through the City of Henderson Cultural Arts and Tourism Department at 702-267-2171 or on-line at the Henderson Symphony Orchestra website http://www.hendersonsymphony.org.

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concert Competition will be divided into two categories Junior Division, for grades 6-8, and Senior Division, for grades 9-12. Live auditions will be held Wednesday, January 7, 2009 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at Del Sol High School

Both instrumental and choral students are invited to participate in the competition. Duets and small ensembles are also eligible. Works selected for audition performance must be one memorized movement of a piece that features orchestral accompaniment. Live auditions are limited to ten minutes and must be performed with piano accompaniment. Winners will perform with the Henderson Symphony Orchestra on March 29, 2008 at the Concert Series II: Young Artists performance at the Henderson Pavilion.

The Henderson Symphony Orchestra is pleased to invite local young musicians to participate in the annual Young Artists Concert Competition. For more information regarding this event, please contact the City of Henderson Cultural Arts Office at 702-267-2141, the HSO orchestra manager at 558-6460, or visit the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's website at http://www.hendersonsymphony.org.



Master Series I


2:00 PM - Sunday, September 14, 2008

Henderson Pavilion - 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy


The Henderson Symphony Orchestra opens its 22nd anniversary season with Master Series I under the direction of Conductor Taras Krysa - 2pm, Sunday, September 14, 2008 at the Henderson Pavilion 200 S. Green Valley Parkway.

Aaron Copland's Quiet City shares the stirrings of nighttime introspection and will feature symphony principal players Katharine Mathiasmeier on trumpet and Molly Murphy on english horn. The concert will also include Richard Strauss' beautiful Wind Serenade and Mozart's mischievous opera Cosi Fan Tutte. The intense musical emotion and passion of Mozart's Symphony #40, one of his most greatly admired works, will conclude the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's season opening performance.

One hour prior to the performance Mike Gjurich hosts a Pre-Concert Discussion that will introduce audience members to the intriguing history behind the day's musical repertoire.

This Master Series I Concert is part of the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's 22nd season and is free to the public. Seating is on a first come first-served basis. The City of Henderson Cultural Arts and the Henderson Symphony Orchestra are sponsoring this performance. For information regarding this event, please contact the City of Henderson Cultural Arts Office at 702-267-2171 or visit the Henderson Symphony Orchestra's website at http://www.hendersonsymphony.org.

Note: Programs are subject to change

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