The Future of Classical Music
Austin, March 6, 2013 – For years, the Austin Civic Orchestra has been highlighting some of the best young musicians in the country through the Pearl Amster Youth Concerto Festival. This spring will be no different.
On March 23rd, The Church at Canyon Creek, 9001 F.M. 620 North, will be hosting the highly anticipated festival. The theme of the night will be in two parts, Marches and Winners. The ACO will commence the evening with a chronological array of marches, ranging from Beethoven’s Turkish March to John Williams' theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
The second half of the night will be devoted to the future of classical music. The orchestra will be performing ACO Composition Contest winner Joshua Hummel's original piece, Haiku Symphony No. 2. Also featured on the program are three of the most extraordinary young musicians in Central Texas, the winners of the Pearl Amster Concerto Competition. Two of these young virtuosos, John Walden, age 16, and Beatrice Hoang, age 11, will be performing pieces on the piano. The third rising star, Hesoo Cha, age 14, will be performing on the violin.
AM Technical Solutions, the leading worldwide provider of on-site engineering, technical, project management and logistical services, has generously underwritten this event because of their strong commitment to the community and the arts.
The concert starts at 7:30 pm with tickets available both online or at the door.
About the Orchestra
The 2012-2013 ACO season is ushering in a new and exciting concept: Embracing the Classics. Exploring the Future. Music Director Lois Ferrari believes that in order for classical music to truly realize its potential as a relevant and important art form it must embrace its future as much as it’s past. With this in mind, the ACO will program the usual beloved classics alongside new and eclectic works, some of which might be considered offbeat, cross-genre, or even radical, all while exploring ways to bring the audience closer to the music!