Arizona Musicfest's Young Musicians Concert Series Begins 11/1

Arizona Musicfest, the acclaimed Winter Festival has partnered with the Musical Instrument Museum to host its annual Young Musicians Concert Series. The Concert Series is part of the Festival's mission to provide unique music education programs and youth performance opportunities to children, schools and audiences throughout the Valley and beyond.

The first concert of the Series, the Young Musicians Fall Concert, will be held November 1st at 2 pm in the Music Theater at MIM, 4725 East Mayo Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050.
Tickets are $12.50 and are on sale at

The November 1st concert will showcase 10 inspiring soloists and vocalists as well as a spectacular trio. These young performers are comprised of past winners and top competitors of recent AZMF competitions. (See below for program)

About the Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Concert Series.

Each year Arizona Musicfest identifies top classical music talent through juried competitions and subsequently provides many of these extraordinary young musicians with valuable public performance opportunities. These performances allow the musicians to hone their performance skills, while they provide audiences with a special opportunity to experience virtuosity from the start.

Past participants in the Arizona Musicfest young musician competitions have gone on to attend the prestigious Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, Eastman School of Music and many other distinguished conservatories and collegiate music programs. Additionally, these young artists have been featured performing on NPR's nationally syndicated radio program, From The Top, as well as locally through KBAQ broadcasts of the annual Arizona Musicfest finals competition. Arizona Musicfest's young musicians have been featured as soloists with the Phoenix Symphony and with many other professional ensembles, and have also been presented in recital programs throughout the country, including at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

November 1, 2015 at 2 pm Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Fall Concert at The MIM
Teresa Yu, violin (Chandler, Corona del Sol High School) Wieniawski: Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22 I. Allegro moderato

Sara Johnson, piano (Phoenix, Homeschooled) Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-flat major, K.333/315c
III. Allegretto grazioso
Shostakovich: Preludes No. 2 and 17, Op. 34
Kathleen Wu, flute (Scottsdale, BASIS Scottsdale) Telemann: Fantasie No. 7 in D major, TMV 40:8
Widor: Suite for Flute & Piano, Op. 34
III. Romance
Rachel Dai, piano (Chandler, Basis Ahwatukee) Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K.576
I. Allegro
Glinka: The Lark
Wil Arends, baritone (Phoenix, Arizona School for the Arts) Pergolesi: Nina
Quilter: Weep You No More
Morgan Beckstead, piano (Queen Creek, Elite Performance Academy) C.P.E. Bach: 12 Variations auf die Folie d'Espagne
Olivia Espericueta, viola (Tempe, Mother of Divine Grace School) Brahms: Sonata in F minor, Op. 120, No. 1
I. Allegro appassionato
Jessica Zhang, piano (Ahwatukee, BASIS Ahwatukee) Liszt: La Leggierezza
Ginastera: "Creole Dance" from 12 American Preludes
Zac Nye, trombone (Tempe, McClintock High School) Sulek: Sonata "Vox Gabrieli"
Hannah Goldstick, violin (Chandler, Homeschooled) Mozart: Violin Sonata No. 21 in E minor, K.304
I. Allegro
KLK Trio (piano trio) Sungho Kim, piano (Phoenix, Arizona School for the Arts) Chase Lee, violin (Tempe, Arizona School for the Arts) Yulee Kim, cello (Phoenix, Arizona School for the Arts) Beethoven: Drittes Trio, Op. 1, No. 3
I. Allegro con brio

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