Arizona Musicfest: Young Artists

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Each year, Arizona Musicfest invites young musicians to showcase their talent and artistry on the stage. These musicians are as young as eleven and twelve years old, with competitions falling into a variety of categories, including piano, strings, winds, voice, and more, and it’s an opportunity for young performers to not only get feedback on their playing, but also possibly scholarships. On this Arizona Encore, we’ll wrap up our Arizona Musicfest broadcasts by hearing from a few of these talented musicians, performing works by Camille Saint-Saens, Carl Nielsen, and others.

Plus: while Johann Sebastian Bach’s contemporaries composed, in some cases, hundreds of orchestral suites, Bach himself only produced four. We’ll hear the Festival Orchestra perform the Orchestral Suite No. 3 by Bach, which is perhaps most famous for the second movement Air.

Featuring performances by Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra; Robert Moody, conductor; Alexander Tam, piano; Jonathan Edwin Okseniuk, violin; Olga Gorelik, piano; Supriya Weiss, flute; HaeJu Choi, piano; Andrew Kim, clarinet; Shaman Askew, Isaac Brodkin, Sofia Fencken, Rachel Gammill, Katie Johnston, Quinn Pursell, Abby Tam, Sarah Warner, guitar

Bach - Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068 - Arizona Musicfest Festival Orchestra; Robert Moody, conductor
I. Overture
II. Air
III. Gavotte
IV. Bourree
V. Gigue
Bach - Prelude and Fuge No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 861 - Alexander Tam, piano
Saint-Saëns - Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28 - Jonathan Edwin Okseniuk, violin; Olga Gorelik, piano
Nielsen - Flute Concerto, CNW 42 - Supriya Weiss, flute; HaeJu Choi, piano
I. Allegro moderato
Rabaud - Solo de Concours, Op. 10 - Andrew Kim, clarinet; HaeJu Choi, piano
Amelkina-Vera - Nebulae - Shaman Askew, Isaac Brodkin, Sofia Fencken, Rachel Gammill, Katie Johnston, Quinn Pursell, Abby Tam, Sarah Warner, guitar
I. Allegro vivace

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