Symphony concert spotlights youth winner

By The Mercury

TOPEKA — The Topeka Symphony will present music by Mozart, Sibelius, and Brahms on Saturday in White Concert Hall on the Washburn University campus. 

The 7:30 p.m. program, sponsored by the Topeka Symphony League, will be led by the Topeka Symphony’s conductor, Kyle Wiley Pickett.  Saturday’s concert will feature the winner of this year’s Youth Talent Auditions, violinist Emily Shehi, a sophomore at Olathe East High School. 

The concert will open with Mozart’s Symphony No. 39.  Following intermission, Ms. Shehi will perform the first movement of Jean Sibelius’ Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 with the orchestra.  The concert will conclude with Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Haydn.

Season ticket packages for the three remaining concerts of the 2013-14 season start at $63.  New subscribers who purchase the final three concerts receive 50% off the regular subscription price.  A Flex Pass, good for any combination of four admissions, is also available for $118.  Single tickets for this concert are $34, $29 and $24, with full-time students at half price. 

At 6:30 p.m.,  Pickett will present a “Concert Conversation” about the evening’s program in the Bradbury Thompson Alumni Center which is free to ticket holders.

To order tickets or for more information, contact the Symphony office at 785-232-2032.  Information is also available on the Symphony website

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