Young Person’s Concerts
Held Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Greensburg Salem High School
Students will travel to the eye of the musical storm to hear famous composers recreating the sounds of nature from rumbling thunderstorms to storm-tossed seas. The concert was created by Artistic Director and Conductor Daniel Meyer.
Wagner: Flying Dutchman Overture
Debussy: Nuages (Clouds)
Vivaldi: “Winter” Concerto from the Four Seasons
Devin Lai, violin
Beethoven: Pastorale Symphony (Thunderstorm)
Grofé: Cloudburst and On The Trail from Grand Canyon Suite
Strauss: Thunder and Lightning Polka
Guest Artist Devin Lai Bio
Devin Lai, age 15, began playing violin at age 4 and currently studies with Hong-Guang Jia of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Devin received third prize in the 2016 ENKOR International Music Competition, and earlier this year was named the winner of the 2016 Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra Young Artist Solo Competition and the Student Symphonic Fellowship with the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, he was accepted as a member of NYO2 program of Carnegie Hall for the 2016 season and performed in a side-by-side concert with The Philadelphia Orchestra. Previously, Devin won first place in the Duquesne Young Artist National Competition in both 2011 and 2012, and second place in the 16-18 age group at age 12 in 2014. He also performed as a soloist in the winners’ recital at Carnegie Hall in New York City as a Grand Winner of the National Young Musicians Showcase Competition in 2015. Devin returned to Carnegie Hall in 2016 as the 2nd place winner of the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition. Currently, Devin is a member of the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Young People’s Concerts are a fun and educational one-hour concert experience designed for just for kids! Previous themes include Musicalympics, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Peter and the Wolf, Music from Outer Space, The Bird Catcher, Music of the Dance, Cowboys and Indians, Music from Around the World, Storm Chasers and Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Call 724-837-1850 for more information.