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BCO Celebrates Youth at final concert of 2013 Season

posted at 2:23 pm Mon May 6th, 2013 by (WherezIt_Staff)

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The BCO Celebrates Youth
at Final Concert of 2012-2013 Season
Saturday, May 18


Ronald Feldman, guest conductor
Young Artist Solo Competition winner, David Horak, piano
The Burlington Chamber Orchestra closes its 6th season on Saturday, May 18th at 8:00 p.m. with a salute to youth. The orchestra will be led by Guest Conductor Ronald Feldman as we premiere a new work by a talented young Vermont composer Noah Marconi - a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School. The concert also includes a performance of J.S. Bach's Concerto in F by pianist David Horak, the 2013 winner of our annual Young Artist Competition, Benjamin Britten’s delightful Simple Symphony and Haydn's Symphony #74.

Symphony No. 74, E flat major, Franz Joseph Haydn
Vivace assai
Adagio cantabile
Menuetto: Allegretto
Finale: Allegro assai
Memories Past “A Story of My Life”, Noah Marconi
Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056, Johann Sebastian Bach
Allegro moderato
Simple Symphony, opus 4, Benjamin Britten
Boisterous Bourrée
Playful Pizzicato
Sentimental Sarabande
Frolicsome Finale

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8 PM
At the recital hall in the McCarthy Arts Center 
located on the campus of St. Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont
– you won't want to miss a note!
Tickets at the door: $25 for adults and $10 for students
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About our Guest Conductor

Guest conductor Ronald FeldmanTwice winner of the American Symphony League’s ASCAP Award for Adventuresome Programming of Contemporary Music, Ronald Feldman has achieved critical acclaim for his work as conductor and cellist.  He has appeared as guest conductor with major orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saint Louis Symphony, The National Symphony of Costa Rica, and the Quebec Symphony, as well as many regional orchestras including the Pro Arte Symphony, Springfield Symphony, Albany Symphony, the Landmarks Orchestra, and the Amarillo Symphony.  After successful appearances as guest conductor for three consecutive seasons at Symphony Hall and at Tanglewood, the Boston Symphony’s Summer home, composer and Conductor John Williams appointed Mr. Feldman Assistant Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra.  He served as assistant to John Williams from 1989-1993.
Maestro Seiji Ozawa, Conductor Laureate of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, called Maestro Feldman “an outstanding conductor…I find him to have a deep musical mind which is clearly conveyed through his performances….”
John Williams, composer & Conductor Laureate of the Boston Pops Orchestra called Maestro Feldman, “a brilliant conductor, who displays the best leadership outstandingly high level of musicianship that imbues his conducting style with strength, taste, and imagination”.

Read more about Ronald Feldman on our website at


About the Winner of our 2013 Young Artist Solo Competition

2013 Young Artist Solo Competition winner David Horak

David Horak is a home-schooled 15 year-old from Norwich, Vermont.  Since the age of 5, David has studied music with Victoria Dobrushina, including piano, recorder, ensembles, and music theory.  As a violinist, David is a member of the Vermont Youth Orchestra and an alumnus of the Vermont Suzuki Violins.  He has attended many Suzuki workshops and summer institutes, including the Green Mountain Suzuki Institute (Rochester, VT) and the Ithaca College Suzuki Institute. 
An active performer, David regularly plays as a violinist and pianist on Victoria Dobrushina’s annual Gala Recital, the Young Musician’s Recital Series (Hanover, NH), at senior residences, and at weddings.  As a recorder player, David performed in Weston Opera Theatre’s 2013 production of Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde.  This summer he will participate as both a violinist and pianist at the Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music (Nelson, NH).
When not sleeping, eating, or practicing, David enjoys fencing, driving, baking, and racquet sports.


About Composer Noah Marconi

Composer Noah Marconi
Noah Marconi is a senior at Champlain Valley Union High School. He began studying the cello at age eight, after having begun playing the piano three years earlier. Joining the VYOA as a member of the Vermont Youth Strings when he was ten, he progressed through Sinfonia and Philharmonia, ultimately joining the Vermont Youth Orchestra in the summer of 2011.  He is now serving as co-principal of the cello section for the 2012-2013 season. Although Noah was introduced to classical music as a young child, his serious interest in it began at the end of eighth grade when he first heard the Beethoven Symphonies.  This, Noah says, "opened up a whole new world for me." This revelation led to a great love for all classical music, and he has since collected hundreds of works from Vivaldi to the most recent movie soundtrack. From this immersion, it was a natural progression for him to begin composing his own music. He has written music for solo piano and for string ensembles and had the premier of his first orchestral work, Concert Overture, "Cataclysmic Lament," earlier this year. The piece which you will hear tonight is his second completed work for orchestra. Noah currently studies the cello with John Dunlop and composition with Erik Nielsen. He has hopes of following a musical career in cello performance, conducting and composition. Noah resides in Shelburne Vermont with his family.
If you have enjoyed our 6th concert season and would like us to continue bringing you excellent chamber music for seasons to come, Please consider supporting our organization with a donation. We appreciate your patronage!

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