Hochstein Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform its spring concert at 3 p.m. May 14 in Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester.
The free program directed by Casey Springstead will include Tragic Overture by Johannes Brahms, “Montagues and Capulets” from Sergei Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet,” Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 2 by Antonin Dvorak and “An American in Paris” by George ​Gershwin.
HYSO Concerto Competition winners Elena Guo, of Pittsford; and Oliver Lindblom, of Rochester, will perform. Guo will perform the first movement of Vaughan Williams’ Concerto for Oboe, and Lindblom will perform Concerto for Trombone by Launy Grondahl.
Guo, a sophomore at Pittsford Mendon High School, has played oboe for seven years. She was enrolled in the Eastman Community Music School program and currently studies oboe with Kelsey Stewart. She has been a member of HYSO since eighth grade, and has accompanied the Hochstein Singers for several performances. Guo participates in the New York State School Music Association and Monroe County School Music Association solo fests and concerts each year.
Lindblom, a homeschooled senior, has studied trombone with Jeffrey Gray and Ben David Aronson. He has served as principal trombone of HYSO for the past four years, and is a member of Hochstein’s Honors Trombone Choirs. Lindblom participated in Carnegie Hall’s NYO2 intensive summer program in 2016. He will attend Rochester Institute of Technology in the fall as a mechanical engineering major on an Air Force ROTC scholarship.
The 75-member HYSO is a full orchestra for advanced strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion students in grades 7-12 from the Greater Rochester region.
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