Meridian Symphony to present 'Rising Stars' concert By Meridian Press staff firstname.lastname@example.org HollyBeechMP Apr 18, 2017 (…) Submitted by the Meridian Symphony Anthony Luo, 16, a winner in the Meridian Symphony's Young Artists Competition, will perform Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minor on April 22. Submitted by the Meridian Symphony Christian Nielsen, 13, will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Major on April 22. Submitted by the Meridian Symphony Julia Caven, 16, will perform the first movement of Bloch’s Suite Hébraique for Viola and Orchestra on April 22. Submitted by the Meridian Symphony Minjun Kwak, 14, will perform Ibert’s Concertina da Camera for alto saxophone with piano accompanist, Jerry Jensen. The Meridian Symphony will present “Rising Stars” on April 22, featuring Shostakovich’s Festive Overture and other selections, plus winners of its Young Artists Competition performing solos with the orchestra.The concert is at 7:30 p.m. at the Centennial High School Performing Arts Center, 12400 W. McMillan Road.Tickets are $11 for adults, $9 for seniors/students/military and $4 for children at meridiansymphony.org, at ticket outlets listed on the website and at the door. Story continues below video × Advertisement About 20 young musicians from southwest Idaho competed in this year’s Young Artists Competition. The winners include:n Christian Nielsen, 13, performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D-flat Majorn Julia Caven, 16, performing the first movement of Bloch’s Suite Hébraique for Viola and Orchestran Anthony Luo, 16, performing Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A Minorn Minjun Kwak, 14, performing Ibert’s Concertina da Camera for alto saxophone with piano accompanist, Jerry Jensen. Also on the program is Walton’s Crown Imperial March and Ticheli’s An American Elegy, composed in honor of those who lost their lives at Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, and to honor the survivors.The Meridian Symphony is under the direction of artistic director and conductor Jim Ogle. The guest conductor for the concert’s opening piece, Shostakovich’s Festive Overture, is Marcellus Brown.The Meridian Symphony is a 70-member auditioned orchestra dedicated to enriching the cultural life of its community and region by providing quality entertainment in a family friendly, educationally focused environment. The all-volunteer symphony will conclude it 2016-17 season with a free outdoor concert at Kleiner Park in Meridian on June 10. Find out more at meridiansymphony.org. More from this section Treasure Valley Kite Festival returns to Meridian Saturday Posted: April 26, 2017 Off the couch and outdoors: Meridian promotes Unplug and Be Outside Week Posted: April 18, 2017 You repair it, you keep it: Meridian launches Recycle a Bicycle event Posted: April 11, 2017 Worship Night tour featuring Chris Tomlin coming to Boise Posted: April 11, 2017 Les Bois Junior Ballet presents 3rd ballet, 'Coppélia' Posted: April 11, 2017 HollyBeechMP Follow HollyBeechMP Close Get email notifications on HollyBeechMP daily! Your notification has been saved. There was a problem saving your notification. Whenever HollyBeechMP posts new content, you'll get an email delivered to your inbox with a link. Email notifications are only sent once a day, and only if there are new matching items. Save Manage followed notifications Follow HollyBeechMP Close Followed notifications Please log in to use this feature Log In Don't have an account? Sign Up Today Comments Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated. Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything. Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person. Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article. Latest E-Edition Meridian Press Read the latest edition of the Meridian Press in our e-edition format, which combines the familiarity of the printed-paper format with the convenience of reading on your phone, tablet or desktop computer from anywhere. Issues prior to August 18, 2016 YouReport This is your chance to be the reporter. Tell us what's going on with you, your kids, and your community. Share your child's latest achievements, talk about that pothole that never gets fixed, or just speak your mind on what is happening in your community. Submit Your Articles Share the news that is important to you and your community. Post articles about local events, sports teams, community organizations, and more! Submit Your Photos Do you have a great local photo that you want to share with the world? Add it here!