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Yehuda Gilad, Music Director and Conductor
Estelle Choi, cello
Shostakovich: Festive Overture
Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Shostakovich’s Cello Concert No. 1, widely thought to be one of the most difficult works for cello, will be performed by Conservatory musician Estelle Choi. Choi is part of the Calidore String Quartet from The Colburn School, which won the 2011 Fischoff Chamber Competition.The second half of the program features Brahms’s Symphony No. 3. This symphony, thought of as “artistically the most perfect,” incorporated a musical motive “F-Aflat-F” signifying “Frei aber froh” or “Free but Joyful,” referencing Brahms's status as a bachelor at the time.
About Estelle Choi
A native of Calgary, Estelle Choi began her musical studies under the tutelage of John Kadz at the Mount Royal College Conservatory. Even at an early age, Estelle began to show promise as a cellist with her numerous awards at the local, provincial and national level. Estelle has taken many first prizes in the Calgary Kiwanis Festival, the Alberta Provincial Music Festival, the Calgary Concerto Competition, and the Canadian Music Competition. As a chamber musician, she has been a member of numerous ensembles that have been awarded first prize at the Alberta Provincial Festival as well as at the Canadian Music Competition. Estelle has participated in Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary, Banff Centre for the Arts Chamber Music, Masterclass and Orchestra residencies, Great Mountains Music Festival in Korea, Pacific Music Festival String Quartet Course in Japan, the National Arts Centre’s Young Artist Programme and Yellow Barn. Estelle completed her Certificate in Performance at the Yale School of Music with Professor Aldo Parisot where she was twice awarded the Aldo Parisot Prize for the most promising cellist. She now continues her studies with Professor Ronald Leonard at the Colburn Conservatory of Music.
Seating begins approximately 30 minutes prior to the concert. In consideration of our artists and patrons in the hall, late seating will take place at the discretion of management. Certain programs are performed without intermission; therefore, no late seating can be offered at those concerts.
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Everyone in your party, regardless of age, must be able to sit quietly through a 2 hour concert without disturbing other patrons or the artists. Ushers will ask parents whose children are noisy or uncomfortable to take them outside of the hall. If there is repeated disruption, The Colburn School reserves the right to revoke admission and refund your ticket price.
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The Colburn School
The Colburn School is a world-class performing arts school committed to offering the highest level of instruction to students from across the globe.
Located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the Community School for Performing Arts (CSPA), provides outstanding faculty and facilities to create an optimal environment where nearly 2,000 students of all ages and backgrounds can excel to their highest potential.
The school presents its students, faculty and guest artists in more than 300 performances each year, many of which are free.
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