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Youth ensembles to perform

By The Mercury

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 Debut Orchestra, conducted by Carolyn Sandquist; the Youth Philharmonic, conducted by Carolyn Rich Voth; and the Youth Orchestra, conducted by Jeremy Starr.

The Debut Orchestra will perform “Over the Rainbow” by Harold Arlen, arr. Bob Cerulli; “Starfleet” by Richard Meyer; “Pavane” by Maurice Ravel, arr. Michael Story; and “Ancient Ritual” by Elliot Del Borgo.

The Youth Philharmonic will perform Allegretto from Symphony No. 7 by Beethoven, arr. by Longfield; “The Young Prince & Princess” from “Scheherazade” by Rimsky-Korsakov, arr. by Hopkins; “Intermezzo” from “Cavalleria Rusticana,” by Mascagni, arr. by Simpson; and “El Gato Tango” by Bishop.

The Youth Orchestra will perform “Leichte Kaverllerie (Light Cavalry): Overture” by von Suppé; Prelude: Lento-Allegro maestoso from Cello Concerto in D Minor by Lalo, with soloist Jacob Moldrup; “Salut d’amour,” Op. 12 by Elgar; and “Finlandia,” Op. 26 by Sibelius.

Winner of the Strings Division of the 2012-13 Topeka Symphony Youth Talent Competition is cellist Jacob Moldrup.  He will perform the first movement of the Cello Concerto by Edward Lalo with the Youth Orchestra.  Jacob is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Moldrup and lives in Manhattan.  He has studied the cello for 13 years and currently studies with David Littrell.     

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

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