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String of Tales | March 4, 7PM

Contemporary Youth Orchestra presents our Spring concert featuring the music of Soon Hee Newbold and our concerto competition winners.

California resident Soon Hee Newbold, born in 1974, is a violinist, pianist, and actress as well as a conductor and composer. Soon Hee’s music has been heard across the globe in many of the best known concert halls such as Carnegie Hall in New York City. Soon Hee’s music evokes vivid storylines and imagery through her use of singing melodies and intricate rhythms. Her music has the ability to transport the listener into the lush musical landscapes that she has created. Taking the podium to conduct her work, we invite you to come with us on the musical journey that is CYO’s spring concert, “String of Tales”.
Also featured in this concert are the winners of Contemporary Youth Orchestra’s concerto competition: CYO violinist and Avon High School Junior, Sophie Ng and Hudson High School Senior and Violist, Roy Morcos.

Sophie is presenting the beloved Vaughan Williams work “The Lark Ascending.” This piece is renowned for its simple elegance and beauty, but is equally known for its demands on the performer. The performer must convey the simplicity of the musical line while physically being tested in every aspect of their musicianship.

Roy will present William Walton’s Viola Concerto. Walton’s Viola Concerto is one of the three major concerti in viola repertoire and holds that spot in large part because of the absolute mastery of the viola that is needed to play it. This concerto oscillates between ethereal, lyrical melodies and bold, rhythmic interjections and takes the audience, and the performer with it on its wild ride.

March 4, 2023 | 7:00 PM

Cuyahoga Community College
Metropolitan CampusAuditorium

2900 Community College Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
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