Category: Orchestra People

Profiles of our musicians and guest performers

Prelude Recital by Alan Hlozek – January 27

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

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Cellist Nathaniel Abreu, soloist for January 2017 concerts

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

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Prelude Recital by Julia Zhou – January 28

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

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2017 Young Artist Competition winners

The orchestra holds auditions for the Ehlers Young Artist Concerto Competition in early November. Students from area high schools, middle schools, and even elementary schools prepare a concerto and audition for the chance to play their concerto with the orchestra.

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Researcher of Hidden Hearing Loss

Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, who has played oboe and English horn in the orchestra for many years, is also a professor of biomedical engineering. She studies how our brains make sense of sound. The Boston University website recently featured her work in

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