For the Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition, the main focus has always been the winner who plays a concerto with the orchestra. More recently, the orchestra has named two additional worthy candidates and has invited them to play a short recital program before the main orchestra concert. Cellist Alan Hlozek, a senior in high school, will play his program on Friday January 27 at 7:15pm. The concert is free for people attending the 8pm full orchestra concert on either Friday or Saturday. Read more ›
Nathaniel Abreu, cellist – Winner of the 2017 Ehlers Young Artist Competition
We in the Orchestra are thrilled to have Nathaniel as our soloist. As Music Director Dick Pittman describes in his notes for the concert, Nathaniel’s mature musical expression makes his rendition of the Kabalevsky Concerto very exciting to play. Don’t miss the chance to hear this wonderfully musical Young Artist. Read more ›
For many years, the winner of our Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition plays a concerto with the orchestra. Often, it’s really hard to choose a winner among several excellent candidates. There are many very, very talented young musicians around here!
In recent years the orchestra has chosen two runners-up and invited them to play a short recital program before the main orchestra concert. Julia will play her program on Saturday January 28 at 7:15pm. Read more ›
Music Director Dick Pittman writes:
It’s particularly exciting to be working with the winner of this year’s Young Artist Competition, Nathaniel Abreu, who’ll be performing the Kabalevsky Cello Concerto No. 1. Nathaniel is an extraordinary talent. He’s not only technically brilliant and virtuosic, but he plays with great emotional expression. He really feels what he plays and the astonishing maturity and imagination of his interpretation of the music is supported by a technique that projects every fascinating nuance of his expressiveness. His performance is compellingly fascinating. Read more ›