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Concert #1: Freedom's Expression

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Youth Music Monterey County Junior Youth and Honors Orchestras and Music Director Farkhad Khudyev present

the first concert of the 2017-18 season:

"Freedom’s Expression"

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017

3:00 PM

SUNSET CENTER, CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA

featuring special guest soloist

Nicholas Brady

8 year old violin prodigy and former YMMC member Nicholas Brady returns to the Monterey Peninsula to perform Kabalevsky's Violin Concerto in C Major with YMMC's Honors Orchestra. At age 4, Nicholas was YMMC's youngest orchestra member on record, and at age 5, was its youngest concerto competition winner and soloist, performing Vivaldi's Violin Concerto in A minor. We welcome Nicholas back to the Sunset Center stage to share his remarkable progress. An accomplished violinist and pianist, he has won major music competitions and performed at Carnegie Hall and Philadelphia's Kimmel Center. The program will also feature the Honors Orchestra playing Beethoven's Pastorale Symphony. This exciting season opener is not to be missed!

Musical Highlights Include:

L. Knipper (arr. Isaac) - Meadowlands

Dimitri Kabalevsky (arr. Brown) - Polka

Aram Khachaturian (arr. Frank) - Dance of the Rose Maidens

Jean Sibelius (arr. Leidig) - Symphony No. 2 - Movement IV

Dimitri Kabalevsky - Violin Concerto in C Major

Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No.6, Op.68


Tickets: $4.99 student musicians; $9.99 seniors; $19.99 general admission; $29.99 dress circle

www.youthmusicmonterey.org 831.375.1992 & available at the door

About the Guest Artist

Nicholas Brady (8) is Concertmaster of the Baroque Ensemble, directed by Aaron Picht at the Center of Gifted Young Musicians at Temple University. Nicholas studies violin with Michael Ludwig. Previously he had studied violin with Irina Schuck, Victor Danchenko, Farkhad Khudyev, and Stephanie Brown.

In 2013 Nicholas debuted at the Carmel Bach Festival at four years old, where he was the youngest performer in its 77 year-old history. He also joined Youth Music of Monterey County Orchestra and was its youngest member in its history and went on to win the YMMC youth solo competition. In 2014 Nicholas performed as soloist the First and Third Movements of Bach's A Minor Concerto with YMMC and Monterey Pops orchestras, respectively.

In 2015 Nicholas won first place--on both violin and piano--at the Crescendo International Competition and performed at Carnegie Hall. In 2016 he won the Children's Division of Vivace Competition in Malvern, PA and won prizes at the Jeanne Phillips Youth Competition and Elmer and Louis Menges Scholarship Competitions. He also played with Bucks County Symphony and Ambler Symphony Orchestras, where he was the youngest soloist in their histories. In 2017 Nicholas won first place platinum on violin and was a gold finalist on piano at the Young Virtuosos of Tomorrow Competition and performed at the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia. He will perform with the Honors Orchestra of YMMC in November 2017 and with the Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra in January 2018. He is also due to appear in a film by John Harris titled "Mystery of Dreams."

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