Hoff-Barthelson's Festival Orchestra's Winter Concert To Feature Internationally Acclaimed Violinist YooJin Jang
Schubert's Overture in the Italian Style in D Major, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, and Bizet's Symphony No. 1 in C Major can all be heard at Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Festival Orchestra's Winter Concert titled The Young Masters. The concert, under the musical direction of Jun Nakabayashi, takes place Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 468 Rosedale Avenue, White Plains, NY. Violinist YooJin Jang, winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition, joins the Festival Orchestra as guest soloist for the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto.
There is a suggested admission of $20 for adults; Students may attend free of charge. Program and artist subject to change.
About YooJin Jang:
Applauded by The Strad for her "fiery virtuosity" and "consummate performances," violinist YooJin Jang is a winner of the 2017 Concert Artists Guild Competition, and First Prize winner of the 2016 Sendai International Music Competition in Japan.
Engagements in 2018-19 include concerto debuts at New York's Chautauqua Institution and in Japan with the Osaka Symphony Orchestra, as well as her Carnegie Hall recital debut on the Concert Artists Guild series at Weill Recital Hall. An active international soloist, YooJin has appeared with the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Bulgaria National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sofia Philharmonia Orchestra, the Erato Ensemble, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Spain's Extremadura Orchestra, and the NEC Philharmonia.
Other recent career highlights include recitals in Boston at Jordan Hall and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; in Chicago for the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series; in Japan for the Sendai Competition Winner's series in Sendai, Nagoya and at Hamarikyu Asahi Hall in Tokyo; and chamber music performances with Caramoor's Rising Stars, Ravinia's Steans Institute on Tour and Music from Marlboro. Recognized for her creative work in chamber music, she won the 2011 Borromeo String Quartet Guest Artist Award, and in 2009 she was awarded the Schloss Weikersheim Scholarship as part of the London String Quartet Competition.
About the Festival Orchestra:
Hoff-Barthelson Music School's Festival Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra for high school students at the highest level of technical ability and musical artistry.
Lauded as one of the finest high school orchestras in the United States by the New York State Council on the Arts, the Festival Orchestra presents three concerts each year; two are with guest artists of international stature in full-length concerto performances. The final concert of the season is held at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College. Auditions are held annually each May.
The Festival Orchestra is the only music school in the tristate area to have been selected as an originating partner in the New York Philharmonic's Philharmonic Academy, Jr. Program. Through this innovative program, Philharmonic musicians and teaching artists provide sectional rehearsals, master classes, and clinics for promising young ensembles through ongoing partnerships with select schools and programs.