Saturday, May 10, 2014

Rehearsing With Cynthia Yeh

Our general manager, Beth Hoover, managed to get this shot from last Wednesday's rehearsal with Cynthia Yeh.  Here she is shown rehearsing a new work that was written just for her!  It's the "Concerto for Vibraphone and Orchestra" by Richard Kvistad.  

The orchestra loved the piece!  It's unusual, yet amazingly beautiful . . . in a modern idiom!

Cynthia Yeh is the Principal Percussionist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, which means she is a colleague of Jay Friedman, who is Principal Trombone of the CSO.  Also, it means she beat out many, many players for this position, which means she is a phenomenal musician!

This piece will be performed at our concert on May 18, 2014.  It's a World Premiere!

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