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Margaret Rehder, Rachel Watson, and Ryane Dunnigan, conductors Witness artistic progress in action as the Youth Philharmonic and Premiere Strings orchestras present a mid-season concert in the intimate Brendle Recital Hall of Wake Forest University. PLUS, in a first-ever feat, these ensembles will perform side by side with their counterparts in the Greensboro Youth Camerata!
All three groups come back together to perform their season finale, including a performance by the winner of the Youth Symphony Concerto Competition.
A wicked sorcerer has transformed princess Odette into a bird in Tchaikovsky’s beloved ballet Swan Lake; the composer’s sweet melodies and vibrant orchestral colors have made this suite an enduring favorite. Listen for more musical stories in Mendelssohn’s Overture, which conjures Shakespeare’s fairies and lovers. Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Concerto puts his youth and vigor on display — Rach was merely 17 when he began to compose it.