Winners of the Fraser Valley Symphony Young Artist Solo Competition will be featured at the symphony’s winter concert, Beethoven and Friends Jan. 31.
Isabel Lago will perform the first movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor.
She has won several honours, including Chilliwack Music Festival’s 2015 BC Provincial Competition delegate, recipient of the Fraser Valley Symphony bursary with the Abbotsford Music Festival in 2015 and four-time winner with the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra. Isabel currently studies with Dr. Calvin Dyck in Abbotsford. This year she joined the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra as co-principal second violin.
Will Lin will perform the first movement of the Dvorák Concerto for Cello in B minor. At age seven, Will began participating in music competitions and had won top prize awards at state and national levels, not only in cello, but also double bass. At ten, he had his first public performance at the National Concert Hall that attracted a sell-out audience, and he won a standing ovation. Will had the honour of studying under eminent cellist Professor Eric Wilson of UBC, and later Bo Peng of the music faculty of Kwantlen Polytechnical University in Langley.
Rounding out the program, the symphony will present the Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major.
Now in its 32nd year, the Fraser Valley Symphony is the premier community orchestra of the region. Lindsay Mellor is the conductor.
Concert is at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, at 3 p.m.
Tickets: $20 adults; $15 seniors/students; $5 children (12 & under).
Tickets are at www.fraservalleysymphony.org. Tickets will be sold at the door, if available. For more information visit www.fraservalleysymphony.org or call 604-744-9110.
An Edmonton author is signing copies of her book on purity Jan. 29 and 30.
Dawn Magee wrote What I Wish My Mom Would Have Told Me. The book contains a series of conversation starters about sexual purity.
The signings are at Break Forth, 20385 64th Ave., from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.