Southeastern's Chamber Orchestra will perform March 30 | Arts & Culture
The Southeastern Louisiana University Chamber Orchestra will present “An Evening of Soloists” featuring a collection of classical selections in its spring concert scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 30.
The concert will be held in Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond and will feature several soloists performing the music of Wagner, Tchaikovsky, Wieniawski, and Bellstedt, along with other composers. Yakov Voldman, professor of violin and director of the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra, will conduct the orchestra.
Tickets are available for open seating through the Columbia Theatre box office, 220 East Thomas Street, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and one hour before the performance. General admission tickets are $10, adults; $5, senior citizens, Southeastern alumni, faculty and staff. Patrons under 18 and Southeastern students with student identification are admitted free. For more information on tickets, contact the Columbia Theatre box office at 985-543-4371.
Seventeen-year-old violinist Amy Lidell, a member of the acclaimed Violin Virtuosi, a group of young artists associated with Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music String Academy, will be guest artist at the concert. She will perform Belgian composer Henri Vieuxtemps’ Concerto No. 5 in A Minor, Op. 37.
“I believe our audience will be thrilled and amazed to see the talent and expertise Amy will exhibit,” Yakov said. “At such a young age, she has performed with the Violin Virtuosi for six years, touring to considerable acclaim in Denmark, Sweden, Argentina and across the United States.”
Lidell began her training at the String Academy when she was five years old, studying under Mimi Zweig. She was the first place prizewinner in the 2011 worldwide Dueling Fiddler’s Rockin’ Fiddle Competition, sponsored by violinist Adam DeGraff and Shar Products Co., and recently took first place in the 2012 Rising Star Concerto Competition in Cape Giradeau, Mo. She has won prizes in the Indianapolis New World Youth Symphony Young Artist Competition, the Bloomington Symphony Competition and the Master’s Youth Symphony Young Artist Competition. Lidell has entered the world of composing and has performed several of her original works.
Three Southeastern students also will perform solo. Dorsey Minns, music performance major from Miami, will play the trombone in “Morceau Symphonique, Op. 88” by French composer Felix-Alexandre Guilmant; graduate music performance student William Pratt of Columbus, Ga., will play the trumpet in Herman Bellestedt’s “Napoli;” and graduate music performance student Oleksiy Harmov of Moscow will play violin in Polish composer Henryk Wieniawski’s “Fantasie Brillante on Themes from Gounod’s Faust, Op. 20.”
Other selections to be performed by the orchestra include Richard Wagner’s “Rienzi Overture” and Peter Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36.
From left Dorsey Minns of Miami, William Pratt of Columbus, Ga., and Oleksiy Harmov of Moscow will be participating in the Chamber Orchestra concert.