Concert to feature Youth Talent runner-up

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TOPEKA —- The Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles will present their spring concerts at 3 p.m. Sunday at Washburn University’s White Concert Hall.

Three youth ensembles will perform: the Youth Orchestra, conducted by Jeremy Starr; the Youth Philharmonic, conducted by Carolyn Rich Voth; and the Debut Orchestra, conducted by Carolyn Sandquist.

  The Debut Orchestra will perform Baroque Suite No. 2: Two Pieces from “The Peasants’ Cantata” and “The New Overlord” by Bach and arranged by Isaac; Crystal Moon by Clark; and Beethoven, Inc. arranged by Meyer.

  The Youth Philharmonic will perform Sarabande by Bohm and arranged by Dowty; Allegro from Concerto Grosso Op. 6. No.1 by Handel and arranged by Dackow; Shepherd’s Hey by Grainger arranged by Dackow; and Highlights from the Lord of the Rings by Shore arranged by Wagner.

The Youth Orchestra will perform Toccata by Frescobaldi arranged by Kindler; Andante from Symphony No. 94 “Surprise” by Haydn; and three movements from Swan Lake Suite by Tchaikovsky.

Erin Hansen, winner of the Wind and Percussion Instrument Division and overall runner-up of the 2011-2012 Youth Talent Competition will perform the Third Movement of the Concerto for Harp and Orchestra in C, Op. 77 by Boieldieu with the Youth Orchestra.

Erin is the daughter of Joseph and Denita Hansen and lives in Atchison. She is a senior at Shemah Christian Academy, a home school in Atchison, and studies harp with Sister Joachim Holthaus. She plans to major in harp Performance at Bob Jones University in the fall of 2012.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students and are available at the door the afternoon of the concert.

The Topeka Symphony Youth Ensembles are sponsored by the Topeka Symphony Society. Corporate sponsors are: Kaw Valley Bank, Cox Communications, Security Benefit Group of Companies, Westar Energy, Target and Learning Quest a 529 Educational Savings Program. In-kind support is provided by Washburn University, University United Methodist Church and Manning Music.

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