Young Artists’ Recital

Laura Jin – clarinet
Mary Elizabeth Rose – violin
Julia Surette - soprano
North Park Wind Ensemble – under the direction of Sean Colwell

Friday, February 14, 2014

Laura Jin – clarinet

Laura Jin began playing the clarinet six years ago and currently studies under the guidance of Catherine Erskine. With Ms. Erskine’s help, Laura has won numerous awards for clarinet: The Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival Trophy (2010 and 2013), The Waterloo Music Company Limited Trophy (2010 and 2013) and the Brantford School of Instrumental Music Trophy (2010). Laura’s most recent award was the Expositor Trophy for the Highest Level of Woodwinds Performance in Brantford. She aspires to continue her musical career through teaching and orchestral performance. Laura also plays piano and guitar and enjoys theatre and creative writing in her spare time. She is extremely excited and honoured to perform at the Young Artists Recital this year and hopes that you enjoy the show!

Accompanist: Deborah Welbanks
Concertino in E flat Major, Op. 26 - Carl Maria von Weber
Sonate, movement 2, Op. 167 - Camille Saint-Saëns
Adagio from Clarinet Concerto, K. 622 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Mary Elizabeth Rose - violin

Mary Elizabeth Rose began studying the violin at age ten with Virginia Little. Growing up, she participated in the Brantford Suzuki String School, The Little String Orchestra, and the Burlington, Simcoe, and Brantford Music Festivals. Mary is currently studying with Adele Pierre and is pursuing her ARCT in Violin Performance through the Royal Conservatory of Music. Next year Mary will be applying to universities to begin her undergraduate studies in Violin Performance.

Mary would like to thank Virginia Little and Adele Pierre for their support.

Accompanist: Deborah Welbanks
Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Ciaccona - J. S. Bach
Romanza Andaluza - Sarasate

Julia Surette, Soprano

Julia has studied classical music at the Hernandez Voice Studio, Brantford, under the direction of José and Iréna Hernández for five years. In that time, Julia has competed successfully in vocal competitions, most recently winning the Keighley Jewellers Junior Rosebowl Vocal Solo Award and the Muriel King Memorial Trophy – Most Promising Female Voice in the Brantford Kiwanis Music Festival 2013. She also received music and drama award recognition in the Stratford Kiwanis Music Festival, among others. She has accreditation with the Royal Conservatory of Music in both Vocal Performance and Piano, studying classical piano under the direction of Scott Millward. A grade 12 student at St. John’s College, Julia helped create Nostalgia, a school outreach program to retirement homes helping bridge young and mature generations through music. Julia is an Honour Roll student and will be pursuing music performance studies at McGill, University of Toronto, or University of Ottawa in the fall of 2014.

Accompanist: Diana Dumlavwalla

Stizzoso, Mio Stizzoso - Giovanni Pergolesi
Via Resti Servita (with Katie Cox) - Amadeus Mozart
Oh, Had I Jubal’s Lyre - George Frideric Handel
Das Veilchen - Amadeus Mozart
Del Cabello Mas Sutil - Fernando Obradors
Songs My Mother Taught Me - Antonin Dvorak
Quando M’en Vo - Giacomo Puccini

North Park Wind Ensemble

–under the direction of Sean Colwell

1. And the Angels Called – James Swearingen
Reflective, joyous and uplifting are but a few of the words that best describe this highly dramatic work by noted composer James Swearingen. Intended as a tribute, this composition musically celebrates three wonderful high school students whose lives were all tragically taken. Great compositional writing, memorable themes and an emotional middle section based on an old English hymn, all combine to create an outstanding piece that is well-suited for contest and festival use. There are many opportunities for students to perform in a solo capacity and the powerful ending will leave you with a tremendous feeling of hope and resolve.

2. Bandology – Eric Osterling
Mr. Osterling has composed several concert marches that have proved popular with both bands and audiences throughout the country. Bandology, with its harmonies and interesting fanfare rhythms, has a pleasingly lyrical trio section that is sure to catch the fancy of audiences, young and old alike. Toe tapping is permitted tonight.

3. Fate of the Gods – Steven Reineke
Fate of the Gods, a programmatic work for symphonic band, was inspired by tales of Nordic mythology. The piece tells the story of Ragnarok, also known as the Twilight of the Gods. An incredible war between forces of good and evil is fought, bringing about the end of the cosmos. After the destruction, a new and idyllic world will arise and this new earth will be filled only with joy and abundance.