Saturday, September 10, 2022 3:00 PM
The University City Symphony Orchestra
Leon Burke, music director
560 Music Center
560 Trinity Ave, University City, MO 63130
This program spotlights outstanding young artists and their extraordinary achievements in performance and composition.
KENDRICK SMITH Sunrise to Sunset
William Schatzkamer Young Artist Competition Winners Showcase
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No 1, Op 25, Mvt 3
- Emmaus Tzeng, piano
SIR WILLIAM WALTON Cello Concerto, Mvt 1
- Natalie Van Winkle, cello
PABLO DE SARASATE Introduction and Tarantella, Op 43
- Mary So, violin
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No 2, Mvt 4
- University City Symphony Orchestra
The Premiere of Sunrise to Sunset
Saxophonist, composer and educator KENDRICK SMITH has been a fixture on the St. Louis jazz scene for over a decade. The UCSO will premiere his four-part suite, Sunrise to Sunset, this Saturday. Smith’s first foray into orchestral composition, the suite is “a story about a man and his dog, hope, helplessness and ultimately healing.”
Smith studied jazz with the late baritone saxophonist Mr. Hamiet Bluiett in high school and with pianist Reggie Thomas at SIUE. He has played jazz clubs in NYC and St. Louis, including Jazz at the Bistro, The Sheldon Concert Hall and Blueberry Hill. The Kendrick Smith Trio plays every Friday night at Thurman’s Bar & Grill in St. Louis.
Young Artist Competition Winners
MARY SO, Winner
Kansas City musician Mary So recently started her senior year at So South Academy, as well as her first year of college at Metropolitan Community College. She enjoys playing classical guitar, has a GTMA Third Degree Black Belt, and this summer she performed as a Young Artist with the Gateway Festival Orchestra. Mary will perform Pablo de Sarasate’s Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43 on this concert.
EMMAUS TZENG, Runner Up
Emmaus is enjoying his classes and teachers in his first year at MICDS (Grade 7). His interests include chamber music, science, and playing football. Emmaus will perform Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Mvt. 3 by Felix Mendelssohn.
NATALIE VAN WINKLE, Runner Up
Natalie is studying at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami on a scholarship with the Stamps String Quartet. In addition to playing cello, she enjoys baking, hiking and hanging out with friends. Natalie’s solo piece with the UCSO will be Concerto for Cello and Orchestra, Mvt. 1 by William Walton.