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Young Artists Concert

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Matsqui Centennial Auditoriumn

32315 South Fraser Way

Abbotsford, BC V2T 1W7

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An exciting concert will take place on Saturday, October 28th at 7:00 pm at MCA Auditorium (Abbotsford City Hall). Thirteen young local musicians from Mission and Abbotsford will be featured as soloists accompanied by a professional orchestra (and the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra) directed by Calvin Dyck.

The soloists were chosen from among 26 contestants at auditions in June, and will be presented by the Abbotsford Music Teachers Association and Central Valley Academy of Music.

The line-up includes Elliot Wakelin, who is just 7 years old and will perform “Song of the Dark Woods”. Other winners include Anna Krahn and Brooklyn Gerber performing a duet version of the “Hungarian Dance No. 5” by Brahms, and more advanced students who will perform pieces by Bach, Brahms and Tchaikovsky.

There are several composers who have been commissioned to write orchestrations for the works including Stan Gubiotti, Paula Quick, and Clyde Mitchell, conductor of the North Shore Sinfonia.

Clyde Mitchell was the inspiration for this project because of similar projects he directed with young soloists in Surrey and North Vancouver which were very well received in those regions.

Most students don’t get a chance to perform with an orchestra until they are semi-professional or studying at a university. But this project will give them a chance to learn the intricacies of working with an orchestra, following a conductor and adapting to working with other musicians.

In addition, the orchestra will be featured in “Sinfonia No. 1” by Felix Mendelssohn and the highly entertaining piece by Leroy Anderson called “The Typewriter” for orchestra and a mechanical “Remington” typewriter from the 1900s. Tickets are available here on Eventbrite or at King's Music (Abbotsford).

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