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March 25, 2014 > Fremont Symphony recognizes young composers

Fremont Symphony recognizes young composers

Submitted By Lee Foster

TheÊFremont Symphony Orchestra's (FSO) 50th Season Celebration! -ÊA Tribute to the history and future of Fremont and the Tri-City area will be held Sunday, March 30th at Ohlone College. This concert, featuring Silent Films, Trains, our Youth, and cultural richness will be preceded on Tuesday, March 28th by continuation of a long tradition of freeÊChildrenÕs Concerts, providing an opportunity for several thousand school-ageÊstudents in the community to hearÊlive symphonic music.

Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students will visit Ohlone CollegeÕs Epler Gymnasium to hear compositions by local elementary school students, selectedÊfrom submissions to this yearÕs Young Composer Competition. Also featured will be a guestÊappearance byÊone of the winners of FSO's annual Young Artist Competition.

Winners of this yearÕs Young Composers Competition whose compositions will be performed are: Annabelle Ancheta, Ardenwood School, Grade 5; Daniel Xie, Chadbourne School, Grade 6; Shovanne Juang, Green School, Grade 5; Shreya Krishna, Mission San Jose, Grade 6; Edison Forster, Warm Springs, Grade 6; and Lara Panda, Niles, Grade 5.

A highlight of thisÊyearÕs Children Concert program is Musical Visions, a project of the Creative Work Fund to create video clips by over thirty 6th graders of the Fremont Unified School system, edited by well-known videographer Jeremy Knight and arranged for orchestra by Emmy-Award winning composer Jeff Beal. This 8-minute symphonic work celebrates the FSO legacy of inspiring children to be involved in the making of art.Ê The full sixteen-minute presentation will be featured at the full 50th Season Symphonic Celebration on Sunday, March 30 at Smith Center, Ohlone College.

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