Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra MArch Concert

Live Music Events
LaSalle Peru Twp High School Auditorium
541 Chartres Street, LaSalle, IL
Mar 09, 2013
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

IVSO to Perform Copland and Present the Winners of the 2013 Young Performers Competition

 Lucia Matos, conductor of the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, invites the public to IVSO’s 4th concert of their season featuring selected ballet pieces from composers, Aaron Copland and Charles Gounod.  The concert will also include solo performances by the winners of the IVSO’s Young Performers Competition.  The concert will be held on March 9, at 4:00pm at the LaSalle- Peru High School Auditorium. The Concert is sponsored by Season Sponsor Central Radio Group, Miller Group Charitable Trust, and LaSalle State Bank

Born in 1900, Aaron Copland, was one of the most important figures in American music during the second quarter of the twentieth century. He composed music for theater, ballet, and films, as well as for concert situations.  In his ballets, Rodeo, and Appalachian Spring, he made use of folk melodies and relaxed his previous style to arrive at a sound more broadly recognized as “American.”

Charles Gounod’s opera Faust, uses as the subject matter the love affair between a young woman Gretchen and an aged philosopher Faust.  First staged in 1859, the opera was performed over two thousand times by the Paris Théatre-Lyrique alone within a time span of fifty years. Faust was the opera chosen to open the New York Metropolitan Opera House in 1883. The IVSO performs five short ballet pieces from Gounod’s Faust.

Winners of the Young Performers Competition, held annually by the Illinois Valley Symphony, are Senior Division Winner Lydia Johnson and Junior Division Winner Faith Sommer.

Flutist, Lydia Johnson, Senior Division Winner of IVSO’s Young Performer Competition, will perform the Concertino for Flute, Op. 107 by composer Cecile Chaminade.  Johnson, a twelfth grade homeschooled student,   has studied flute with Sue Gillio for the past eleven years. She is the daughter of Tim and Linda Johnson of Ottawa.

Violinist, Faith Sommer, Junior Division Winner of IVSO’s Young Performer Competition, will perform the Violin Concerto in G, Allegro by composer Georg Phillipp Teleman.  Sommer, is a seventh-grader at John F. Kennedy School and has studied violin with Katherine Roy through the Music School in Oglesby for six years.  She is the daughter of William and Amy Sommer of Spring Valley.

Tickets available online at IVSO website. www.ivso.org. , and at the door.  Admission: Adult $12.00; Student K-College $5.00 with ID; and Season Subscribers.  LaSalle-Peru Auditorium is handicapped accessible.  For more information about IVSO go to www.ivso.org.  This program is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Valley Fine Arts Trust and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.