River Edge, NJ, September 26, 2017 --(PR.com
)-- The Adelphi Orchestra, now in its 64th season of Music for All, presents “German Giants - Young Artist Showcase” opens its 2017-18 season on Sunday October 22nd at 4PM, River Dell Regional Middle School Auditorium with an emphasis on their long standing young artist initiative.
The orchestra will perform works by Beethoven, Wagner, Mendelssohn, and Schubert under the baton of Principal Conductor Richard Owen. The program will showcase violin prodigy Xiaoxuan Shi, 1st place winner of the Adelphi Orchestra’s 2017 Young Artist Competition, in Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin in E minor. The concert will also include German masterpieces, Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Wagner’s Siegfried: Waldweben, and Schubert’s Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 “Unfinished.”
Violinist Xiaoxuan Shi is currently pursuing her Master’s degree at the Juilliard School, where she studies with Catherine Cho. In 2016, Xiaoxuan received her Bachelor’s Degree from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore, where she studies with Prof. Qian Zhou. She won numerous competitions including the 1st Prize of the VIVO-S International Music Competition in 2017, the 1st Prize of the Conservatory Concerto Competition (Violin category) and the 1st Prize of the Singapore.
National Violin and Piano Competition (Artist category) in 2013, and the 3rd Prize of the China National Youth Violin Competition (Junior category) in 2009. Her solo appearances include performances with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra and YST String Chamber Ensemble.
About Adelphi Orchestra
The Adelphi Orchestra is a professional, non-profit orchestra performing symphonic, chamber, operatic and dance concerts. For the past 14 years the Adelphi Orchestra has sponsored a Young Artist Competition and Young Artist Concerts throughout New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. The Adelphi Orchestra presents concerts with accomplished national and international guest soloists and distinguished conductors. Nominated by its peers for the 2016 & 2017 Jersey Arts People's Choice Award in the Favorite Orchestra/Symphony Division, the Adelphi Orchestra is a member of the League of Orchestras. It is northern New Jersey's longest continuously performing orchestra and a member of the New Jersey cultural community for 64 years. The mission of the Adelphi Orchestra is to serve the musical and educational needs of the citizens of New Jersey, with special emphasis given to families with young children, seniors and those with limited financial means. To further this end, numerous concerts are offered free of admission charges. The Adelphi Orchestra strives to advance the orchestral arts through education, commissions, community partnerships and its robust young artist programming. Within the orchestra, the company fosters a challenging and enjoyable environment where artistic excellence can flourish. To learn more about the orchestra and its programs visit www.adelphiorchestra.org
Funding for the Adelphi Orchestra has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, through grant funds administered by the Bergen County Department of Parks, Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs.
VIP Tickets $25; General Admission/Student and Seniors Free; Suggested Donation $20To secure your tickets rsvp via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/young-artist-concert-german-giants-tickets-37103156540
To learn more about the orchestra and its programs visit www.adelphiorchestra.org
Adelphi Orchestra “German Giants - Young Artist Showcase”
Sunday, October 22st at 4:00 PM
Admission: Free and Open to the Public with a suggested donation of $20
River Dell Regional Middle School Auditorium
230 Woodland Ave River Edge NJ 07661