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Adelphi Orchestra to Present UNE FETE EN FRANCE Benefit for Young Artist Program

Adelphi Orchestra to Present UNE FETE EN FRANCE Benefit for Young Artist ProgramFor those who question the future of classical music and young musicians rest assured, the Adelphi Orchestra will surprise and delight in a sumptuous concert of French masterworks on June 11th at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufmann Music Center in New York City. "Une Fête en France " will honor winners and finalists of the Adelphi Orchestra's Young Artist Program as well as generate funds to support future outstanding musicians.

Featured as guest soloist, Nathan Meltzer the 2015-16 Adelphi Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner, will perform with the orchestra in a program featuring Chausson's Poème for Violin and Orchestra in E flat major, Op. 25, Waxman's Carmen Fantasie and Poulenc's Sinfonietta. Leading the program will be Guest conductor Joshua Gerson, Assistant Conductor New York Philharmonic,

Laureate at the 2017 Windsor Festival International String Competition, sixteen-year-old Nathan Meltzer has played solo violin with the Berliner Symphoniker, the Indianapolis Symphony, and the Pittsburgh Symphony, among others, performing in Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Germany, Israel, the U.K., and across the U.S. This season, Nathan joins Omega Ensemble, solos with the Adelphi Orchestra and Ensemble 212, returns to the Charlotte Civic Orchestra and the Orquesta Sinfónica Concepción, and gives recitals at Juilliard, the Neue Galerie, and the 92nd St Y.

Nathan studies with Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at Juilliard Pre-College, where he is a Starling scholar. He began his music education in a second-grade orchestra class in Vienna, joined the "Violin Virtuosi" at Indiana University in 2011, and entered the Perlman Music Program in 2013. Nathan has played on NPR's From the Top, most recently with Mark O'Connor, appeared with The Piano Guys at Carnegie Hall, performed with Gilles Apap, David Chan, and Augustine Hadelich, and taken lessons and masterclasses with Joshua Bell, Pamela Frank, and Jaime Laredo.

Now in its 14th year, the Adelphi Young Artist Program has contributed to the development of over 1,000 young musicians. Competition finalists selected from each year's field of contestants in string, woodwinds and piano competition categories are invited to perform before a public audience. First place winners are afforded the opportunity to perform in concert with the Adelphi Orchestra. For the past half-decade competition finals have been held in New York City. Recently Adelphi Orchestra's Young Artist Showcase Concerts have gained even greater prestige as featured events in "Discover Jersey Arts Month" during October.

"Une fête en France" will honor the 2016-2017 Adelphi Orchestra Young Artist Competition finalists and past winners in a brief ceremony. Distinguished Adelphi Orchestra Young Artists include First Place winners Nathan Meltzer (2015) Ari Boutris, Violin, Ming Nga Cheung, Piano (2014); Dylan Wu, Cello (2013); Anton Rist, Clarinet, Brieuc Vourch, Violin (2012); Jennifer Choi, Cello 2010; Lindy Tsai, Cello 2009: Ethan Siegel, Violin 2008; Philo Lee, Cello (2007); Christina Hughes, Flute (2006); Daniel Baer, Piano (2005).

The Adelphi Orchestra is a professional, non-profit orchestra presenting classical concerts celebrating symphonic, chamber, operatic and dance composers throughout New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area. For over a decade the Adelphi Orchestra has proudly sponsored an annual Young Artist Program and Young Artist Concert Series. The Adelphi Orchestra's concerts feature accomplished national and international guest soloists and distinguished conductors.

Nominated by its peers for the 2016 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 63 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 programing. Within the orchestra, the company fosters a challenging and enjoyable environment where artistic excellence can flourish. Richard Owen serves as the Principal Conductor and Jason Tramm is the Artistic Advisor of the orchestra.

IF YOU GO:

The Adelphi Orchestra presents

"Une Fete en France"

June 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center

Tickets: www.eventbrite.com/e/une-fete-en-france-benefit-concert-for-the-young-artist-program-tickets-31140673593

Young Artist Program Donors ($50+) receive VIP Seats and an invitation to the Reception.
Click here for reception and Donor Sponsorship Packages.

Premium Tickets: $40
General Admission: $35
Click here for Premium-Regular from the Merkin Hall Box office.

Senior*: $25
Students: $20
Student/Senior may be purchased at the Merkin Hall Box office.

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