PROVO Eight accomplished young musicians will be in the spotlight as the Utah Valley Symphony presents its annual Young Artists Concert.
Bryce Rytting will conduct. The program will open with the orchestra playing Brahms' "Tragic" Overture. The eight young guest artists, ages 11-19, will then perform concertos, for which they were selected in auditions last fall.
Catherine Winters, 11, a sixth-grader at Northridge Elementary, will perform the third movement of the Quantz Flute Concerto in G Major. She is the daughter of Alan and Jill Winters of Lindon.
Rebekah Willey, 13, the daughter of Donell and Denise Willey of Pleasant Grove, will play the third movement of Kabalevsky's Violin Concerto in C Major. She attends American Heritage School.
Brittany Williams, a 17-year-old senior at mountain View High School, is the daughter of Clayton and Tracy Williams, Orem. She will perform the second movement of Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor.
Ree Lu, 13, began studying piano at age 5. The son of Kening Lu and June Tang, Orem, he is in eighth grade at Centennial Middle School. He will perform the first movement of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor.
Jenny Spencer, soprano, will sing "Crude sorte" from "L'Italiana in Algeri," by Rossini. She is the 19-year-old daughter of Ross and Margo Spencer, Orem, and a sophomore at BYU.
Helen McGarr, 16, is the daughter of Edward and Wendy McGarr, Lindon. She has appeared on NPR's "From the Top." The Pleasant Grove High School 11th-grader will perform Chaminade's Concertino for Flute and Orchestra.
Conlon Miller, 17, is the son of Kevin and LuAnn Miller, Delta. He will perform the third movement of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3. He recently completed a tour of China with the Utah Young Pianists Quartet.Mauresa Bastian, 15, attends Gunnison Valley High School. The daughter of Bevan and Gay Bastian of Axtell, Mauresa will conclude the concert with Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue."
If you go . . .
What: Young Artists Concert
Where: Covey Center for the Arts, 425 W. Center, Provo
When: 7:30 p.m., March 11-13
Cost: $10/$8 students/$25 families on Tuesday