Local Young Artist Concerto Winners Shine at Symphony North of Houston Concert

Symphony North of Houston presents their Young Artist Concerto Competition winners with a free concert on Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 4:00 p.m. at Northwood’s Presbyterian Church.

Nicolas Chona, first place winner, will perform Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A Major 1st Movement.  Second place winner, Liana Wang, will perform Mozart’s Concerto No. 23.  The concert will also feature Ravel’s Mother Goose and Rossini’s The Barber of Seville Overture.

Chona began his studies on the clarinet at the age of 10.  He has won numerous top awards from the TMEA Region band and orchestras as well as performing with Houston Youth Symphony for the past four years. He plans to attend Rice University in the fall where he will major in clarinet performance.

Wang, will be a seventh grader at in the Vanguard Program at T.H. Rogers Middle School.  She has placed first in numerous area competitions.  Last year she also performed on The Front Row Live Broadcast for KUHF 88.7 public radio at Discovery Green Park.

The Young Artists Concerto Competition provides young musicians with the experience of auditioning and performing with a live symphony orchestra. Performances of this type allow young musicians to gain confidence in performing and encourage them to continue with their musical education.

Under the direction of conductor Dr. Reynaldo Ochoa, Symphony North of Houston is in its 35th season presenting quality performances of orchestral music to area residents.  . Visit http://www.symphonynorth.org for more information.


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