Valley's Finest Young Musicians Will Perform at Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Winter Concert

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Valley's Finest Young Musicians Will Perform at Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Winter Concert

Fifteen of the Valley's most talented young classical musicians will showcase their astounding abilities, maturity and artistry at Arizona Musicfest's Young Musicians Winter Concert at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd.

Presented in collaboration with the MIM, the young musicians will perform diverse classical selections by iconic composers including Bach, Chopin, Prokofiev, Haydn, Rachmaninoff and Mozart.

Seven of the students live in Chandler. Others are from Gilbert, Laveen, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Phoenix and the San Tan Valley.

Single tickets are $23.50 and can be purchased online at www.azmusicfest.org or at the door the day of the performance depending upon availability.

The Young Musicians Winter Concert program includes:

• Miles Fawson (Casteel High School; hometown - Gilbert), piano, Rondo Capriccioso, Opus 14, Felix Mendelssohn.

• Hannah Goldstick (Primavera Online High School; hometown - Chandler), violin, Cadenza for Solo Violin, Krzysztof Penderecki; Partita No. 2 in D minor, IV, Giga, Johann Sebastian Bach.

• Hannah Viquesney (Arizona School for the Arts; hometown - Chandler), marimba, Ameline, Eric Sammut.

• Barrett Yueh (Desert Mountain High School; hometown - Scottsdale), flute, Concerto for Flute & Orchestra, CNW 42, I. Allegro moderato, Carl Nielsen (Mandarin Cheung-Yueh, accompanist).

• Sara Johnson (Home schooled, hometown - Phoenix), piano, Deux Polonaises in C-sharp Major, Opus 26, No. 1, Frédéric Chopin.

• Fiyi Adbenkun (Chandler Hamilton High School; hometown - Chandler), violin, Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Opus 35, III. Allegro, ben marcato, Sergei Prokofiev (Zhou Jiang, accompanist)

• MixoLYVian Trio (Leon Kobayashi, Arizona School for the Arts; hometown - Chandler, violin; Vincent Claes, Arizona School for the Arts; hometown - Central Phoenix, cello; Yuna Kang, Arizona School for the Arts; hometown - Laveen, piano), Piano Trio No. 39 in G. Major, HOB, XV: 25, "Gypsy", III. Rondo all'Ongarese, Presto, Franz Joseph Hayden

• Vivian Zhao (Chandler Hamilton High School; hometown - Chandler), piano, Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, Frédéric Chopin.

• Joel Uliassi (Arizona School for the Arts; hometown - Phoenix), trumpet, Trumpet Concerto in E Major, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, (Yeojin Seol, accompanist).

• Nathan Lam (Arizona College Prep - Oakland Campus; hometown - Chandler), Prelude in G minor, Opus 23, No. 5, Sergei Rachmaninoff.

• Belle Wang (Mountain View High School; hometown - Mesa), violin, Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219, I. Allegro aperto - Adagio - Allegro aperto, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Zhou Jiang, accompanist)

• Caroline Wu (Combs High School; hometown - San Tan Valley), oboe, Oboe Concerto in C minor, I. Introduzione - Larghetto II. Allegro, Domenico Cimarosa (Tsai-Ping Chung, accompanist)

• Alexander Tam (Phoenix Country Day School; hometown - Chandler), piano, Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Opus 31, Frédéric Chopin.

Following the Young Musicians Winter Festival, Arizona Musicfest will present:

• Alison Brown Quartet, Jan. 31, La Casa de Cristo Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Phoenix

• The Fab Faux, Feb. 2, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale

• Pink Martini, Feb. 6, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale

• Michael Feinstein, Feb. 8, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale

• The Doo Wop Project, Feb. 10, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale

• American Brass Quintet, Feb. 12, Musical Instrument Museum, 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix


• Lee Ann Womack, Feb. 16, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale

• Festival Sinfonia: Vivaldi & Mozart, Feb. 18, Pinnacle Presbyterian Church, 25150 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale


• Festival Orchestra: Strauss & Brahms, Feb. 20, La Casa de Cristo Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Phoenix

• Olga Kern with the Festival Orchestra, Feb. 22, La Casa de Cristo Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Phoenix

• Festival Orchestra POPS! with Robert Moody & Friends, Feb. 23, La Casa de Cristo Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Phoenix

• Festival Orchestra: Beethoven & Bernstein, Feb. 25, La Casa de Cristo Church, 6300 E. Bell Road, Phoenix

• Doc Severinsen's Trumpet Kings, March 1, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale

• Alice Tatum Band, March 6, Fairway House at Grayhawk, 8620 E Thompson Peak Pkwy, Scottsdale

• Papa Doo Run Run, March 9, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale

• Seamus Egan Project, March 11, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale

• Decades Rewind, March 16, Highlands Church, 9050 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale

For more information, visit www.azmusicfest.org.



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