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Benefit Piano Recital and Silent Auction for Young People's Symphony Orchestra
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
Oakland, CA
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Benefit Piano Recital and Silent Auction for Young People's Symphony Orchestra
Giving Concerts, in collaboration with the Young People's Symphony Orchestra (YPSO), presents a benefit piano recital and silent auction. The concert benefits Young People's Symphony Orchestra.

The concert will feature pianist Michelle Zhang, a 2012 YPSO Concerto Winner on piano and regular member of the orchestra's first violin section, YPSO flautists Maureen Sides and Noah Usher, cellist and YPSO Executive Director Wendy Cilman, and also features local pianists Martin Morley, Hye Yeong Min, Dr. Eric Paul Anderson, Verna Lim, Dwight Stone, Randall Creighton and Valdez Hill. Mr. Hill is the founder of Giving Concerts and a member of the Board of Directors of YPSO.

Formed in 1936, Young People's Symphony Orchestra (YPSO) is California's oldest youth orchestra and the second oldest youth orchestra in the United States. David Ramadanoff has been Music Director/Conductor of YPSO for 24 years. Under his leadership, YPSO has grown to a membership of 100 players who range in age from 12 to 21 and hail from 28 Bay Area cities in six counties.  

YPSO's mission is to guide young musicians to achieve excellence within an orchestral setting. YPSO encourages young people to become exemplary musicians, and young musicians to become exemplary people.

Michelle Zhang, piano
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750) Italian Concerto in F Major, BMV 971, First Movement Allegro

Wendy Cilman, cello
Max Bruch, Kol Nidrei (All Vows), op. 47 Adagio on Hebrew Melodies for cello

Dwight Stone, piano
Original Compositions:
Aspen in Autumn
The Eternal Quest
Whither Thou Goest

Randall Creighton, piano
Cuatro estampas andaluzas (Four Andalusian Pictures)  
Seguidillas del diablo (The Devil's Seguidillas) Barquitos de Cadiz (Little Boats of Cadiz)  
Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937) - Jeux d'eau, 1901  

Valdez Hill, piano
Frederic Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 1  Larghetto "Les plaintives."
Federico Mompou (1893 - 1987)
Musica Callada (Silent music or Voices of silence) Book 4 - 1967:
No. 22 Molto lento e tranquillo ("Cello")
No. 27 Lento Molto
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 - 1943) Prelude in B minor, Op. 32, No. 10 in B minor
Enrique Granados (1867 - 1916)
Goyescas, 1911, Book 2 El Amor y la Muerte "Love & Death"  Balada

Valdez Hill, Randall Creighton and Verna Lim (One Piano, Six Hands)
Romance in A Major - Andante Sostenuto, 1890

Martin Morley, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Sonata, Opus 31 no. 3
Scherzo: Allegro Vivace  

Hye Yeong Min, piano
Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) - Barcarolle, Op.60  

Eric Anderson, piano
Robert Schumann (1510-1856)
Fantasy in C, Op.17   First Movement



St. Paul's Episcopal Church (View)
114 Montecito Ave.
Oakland, CA 94610
United States

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Music > Classical

Minimum Age: 5
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


Owner: Young People's Symphony Orchestra
On BPT Since: Apr 03, 2011
Young People's Symphony Orchestra

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