Piano Concerto Winners
July 25, 2013.
Orange County Symphony Presents
2013 Concerto Competition Winners
The Orange County Symphony presents the three winners of the joint OCS-California Association of Professional Music Teachers concerto competition
Sunday, August 25, 2013
1942 West La Palma Avenue
6:00 PM Preconcert talk 6:30 PM Concert
$20/general admission; $15/seniors and students
Free parking on site
Ludwig van Beethoven, Egmont Overture
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 1, Allegro con brio
Emily Uh, piano
Camille Saint-Säens, Piano Concerto No. 2, Andante sostenuto
Derek Chao, piano
Alexander Borodin, From the Steppes of Central Asia
Sergei Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 2, Moderato
Primitivo Cervantes, piano
The Orange County Symphony (OCS) will present the first concert of its 2013-14 season on Sunday, August 25, featuring performances by the winners of the joint competition held by the orchestra and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers. The winner in the 12-and-under category, Emily Uh, a resident of Irvine, will perform the opening movement of Ludwig van Beethoven’s monumental Piano Concerto No. 1. Cerritos resident Derek Chao, the winner in the 13-to-15 age bracket, will perform the fiendishly virtuosic first movement of the Piano Concerto No. 2 of Camille Saint-Säens. The winner in the 16-to-22 category, Primitivo Cervantes, is a student at Chapman University, and will play the beloved opening movement ofSergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. In addition to the three concerto movements, the OCS will also perform the Beethoven’s rousing Egmont Overture, as well as the rhapsodic tone poem From the Steppes of Central Asia of Alexander Borodin.
Founded in 1985, the Orange County Symphony is a regional semi-professional orchestra serving a metropolitan area of approximately 3 million people. The OCS is honored to be part of the Anaheim community and in July, 2011 was designated as the Resident Symphony Orchestra for the City of Anaheim. The orchestra is led by Dr. David Rentz, an accomplished choral, orchestral, and opera conductor, who currently serves on the faculties of the music departments of Pomona and Scripps Colleges, and is the choral director at the First Congregational Church of Riverside.
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