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DCS to Welcome Violinist Carolyn Semes, 5/4

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DCS to Welcome Violinist Carolyn Semes, 5/4

The Delaware County Symphony (DCS) will present the fourth symphonic concert of the 2013-2014 season on Sunday May 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm in the Meagher Theatre of the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center at Neumann University.

Ms. Carolyn Semes, violinist, is the featured guest soloist who will perform the ever popular Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch. Ms. Semes is the winner of our 31st Annual Youth Concerto Competition.

Violinist Carolyn Semes is a Distinguished Honors junior at The Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School, University Scholars Program. She is currently a student of Masao Kawasaki at Juilliard Pre-College. Carolyn was a recipient of a Starling Violin Scholarship at Temple University Music Prep, where she was a member of the Youth Chamber Orchestra. She is also currently a recipient of a Snitzer Advanced Studies Chamber Music Scholarship at the Settlement Music School.

Carolyn has won the competitions of the Old York Road Symphony, Ambler Symphony, and the Temple Music Prep Competition. She has appeared as soloist with the Old York Road Symphony, Ambler Symphony, Olney Symphony, Temple University Orchestra, and Ocean City Pops. She appeared as soloist in 2009 with the Shanghai (China) Philharmonic and in 2007 with the Macau (China) Youth Orchestra as part of their 10 Year Anniversary Celebration. Carolyn has also been heard on Shanghai Radio's, "The Weekly Radio Broadcast" and on Hong Kong radio on RTHK as a guest on "Children's Corner". Carolyn has performed many recitals in area retirement homes since she was 4 years old, including Crosslands, Waverly Heights, Dunwoody, The Quadrangle, Plush Mills, and Ann's Choice.

Carolyn has spent the last six summers as a student of Masao Kawasaki at the Aspen Music Festival, and has played in Master Classes for Pamela Frank, Robert McDuffie, the Johannes Quartet, and the Orion Quartet.

Included in this concert will be Slavonic Dances, Op. 46 No. 1 in C Major, Op. 72 No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 46 No. 8 in G Minor by Antonin Dvorak and the ever popular Symphony No. 5 in E Minor by Peter Tchaikovsky.

Program commentary will be provided by Tim Ribchester, Music Director of the DCS. All are invited to a free pre-concert presentation by Dr. Michael Kelly from 2-2:30 p.m. in the McNichol Room. Concert tickets are $18 or $15 for seniors/students. Neumann University students with ID are free and children under 12 (one child per paying adult) are free. There is ample free parking adjacent to the theatre and the center is handicapped accessible. For additional information please call 610-879-7059 or visit us on the web at www.dcsmusic.org

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