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NEWS: Local youth musicians to perform with the Utah Symphony

April 27, 2012


SALT LAKE CITY – Members of the Utah Symphony, performing side-by-side with some of the state’s most elite youth musicians, will again present an evening of classical masterworks as Vladimir Kulenovic conducts this annual “All-Star Evening” performance for the first time as Associate Conductor of the Utah Symphony.

This All-Star Evening will be held Tuesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. in Abravanel Hall, and will feature a program of works by Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Sibelius with young violinist Aubree Oliverson soloing on Tchaikovsky’s Concerto in D for Violin and Orchestra.

Tickets for the performance range from $8 to $20 and can be purchased by calling (801) 355-ARTS (2787), in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office (123 W. South Temple) or by visiting www.usuo.org. Season ticket holders and those desiring group discounts should call (801) 533-NOTE (6683). Prices and sections are subject to change and availability. Ticket prices will increase $2 when purchased the day of the performance.

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About Aubree Oliverson

Thirteen-year-old Aubree Oliverson from Orem, Utah is a particularly accomplished young violinist who made her solo debut with the Utah Symphony in the annual Salute to Youth competition performance at age eleven. Recently, she was invited to appear as a soloist on National Public Radio’s program “From the Top.” Aubree has also performed as principal violin with the Suzuki Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and in 2010, she won a first prize in the Utah Stradivarius Competition and was the youngest of three final evening soloists. At age 12, Aubree won first prize in the highly competitive American Protege International Strings Competition and gave a stunning solo performance at Carnegie Hall. Aubree was the Best-of-State winner as Utah’s top individual instrumentalist for 2011 and also received the Boss trophy for being Utah’s overall winner in the Arts and Entertainment category as the state’s top entertainer.

Aubree is also an accomplished composer, having won numerous state and national competitions, and was twice named a “composer of great promise” by the New York Arts Ensemble. She composed her first song at age five. As a performing and composing team, she and her father have performed concerts from Washington D.C. to Seattle at conventions, special events, and helped raise money for charity. Aubree has recorded and released two original CDs. Her third CD will be released in June of 2012.

Aubree is a member of the Gifted Music School Orchestra of Salt Lake, currently studies under the direction of Eugene Watanabe and is a former student of Debbie Moench.

Youth Orchestras with Participating Students
American Heritage Lyceum Philharmonic
Canyons Symphony Orchestra
Davis Youth Symphony
Granite Youth Symphony
Jordan Symphony Orchestra
Lincoln Youth Symphony
Nebo Youth Philharmonic
Timpanogos Chamber Orchestra
Utah Valley Youth Symphony
Utah Youth Symphony and Philharmonic
Young Artist Chamber Players

About Utah Symphony | Utah Opera

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera is dedicated to providing Utah residents and visitors with great performances which engage, educate and enrich lives. The Utah Symphony, which performs at Abravanel Hall, and Utah Opera, which performs at the Capitol Theatre, reach 450,000 citizens in Utah and the Intermountain region, with educational outreach programs serving more than 200,000 students annually. The organization employs 60 staff and 83 full-time musicians, presenting four full operas and more than 70 symphony performances in each regular season as well as a summer season at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah. For more information please visit www.usuo.org.


Pyotr  Tchaikovsky         Polonaise from Eugene Onegin

Pyotr Tchaikovsky          Concerto in D Major for Violin and Orchestra, op. 35
I. Allegro moderato                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
II. Canzonetta:  Andante                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
III. Finale:  Allegro vivacissimo  
Aubree Oliverson, violin

Sergei Prokofiev             'Montagues and Capulets" from Romeo and Juliet, Suite No.2
I.              Montagues and Capulets

Richard Wagner "Siegfried's Tod und Trauer-Marsch" from Die Götterdämmerung
Arr. Ludwig Stasny       

Jean Sibelius                 Finlandia, op. 26, No. 7

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