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January 28, 2009 > Symphony presents composers young and old

Symphony presents composers young and old

Submitted By Susan Rose

The Fremont Symphony will present its Winter Concert, Composers Young and Old, on Saturday, February 7 at 8 p.m.

Featured soloist will be 2009 Young Artist Competition first prize winner, flutist Laura Bergmann, who will play Carl Nielsen's Flute Concerto. Conductor, David Sloss, felt that Laura performed this piece so well that he wanted the Symphony audience to hear her as soon as possible. Laura is a senior at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and has studied the flute for ten years, for the past two years with Tim Day, principal flutist with the San Francisco Symphony. She has played with several orchestras, including the San Francisco Youth Orchestra, the Baroque Ensemble and the San Francisco Academy Orchestra and has been a soloist with the Santa Rosa Junior College Orchestra.

The Symphony will also perform the Children's Compositions that were played at the 2008 Children's Concerts. These are short, lively tunes, composed by Fremont elementary age students, which have been orchestrated by composer, Mark Volkert, for the Fremont Symphony. Each spring, the Fremont Unified School District organizes this contest for the Symphony's Children's Concert. Winners, whose pieces will be played are: Eesha Bemra, Andrew Chen, Rosemond Ho, Ruvan Jayaweera, Jessica Mao, Marie Simon and Patrick Zeng.

The program will also include music by two titans of 19th century music - Richard Wagner and Johannes Brahms. Wagner's Overture to his opera The Flying Dutchman. depicts the legend of a sailor doomed to sail for all eternity. Brahms' Fourth Symphony

Fremont Symphony Orchestra concert
David Sloss, Conductor
Laura Bergmann, flute
Saturday, February 7
8 p.m.
Smith Center, Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd., Fremont
(510) 794-1659

Box Office: 510-659-6031
Tickets: Adults: $48+$43; Students: $20

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