Discover our musical future with the Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra’s Discovery Artist Concert at the Grand Opera House on Saturday, January 28.
The Oshkosh Symphony Orchestra (OSO) introduces four talented, young musicians who will perform solos with the symphony at the historic Grand Opera House on Saturday, January 28 at 7:30 p.m. Last spring, more than 30 young musicians competed for an opportunity to perform with the OSO as part of its Discovery Artist Concert. Four winners were chosen to perform with the symphony during this season – its 75th!
Fourteen-year-old violinist Emily Hauer will perform Saint-Saens’ “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.” Seventeen-year-old cellist Daria Van De Loo will perform Lalo’s “Cello Concerto in D minor.” Liam Mayo, a 17-year-old pianist, will perform Mendelssohn’s “Piano Concerto in G minor,” and Xi Lin, a 20-year-old pianist, will perform Grieg’s “Piano Concerto in A minor.” To start the concert, conductor Daniel Black and the OSO will perform the overture to Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.”
The OSO is committed to supporting youth in our community and in music. The competition celebrates the professional level of our young musicians in Wisconsin and the positive outlook for classical music.
“There is nothing quite like the excitement and energy that a young musician brings to their first time with a great repertoire,” Black says. “I enjoy conducting these concerts very much because I get to be an artistic partner in a young musician’s life.”
The OSO started in 1942 and has evolved from a civic symphony to a full-professional orchestra with a mission to build community through music in order to engage, educate and enrich the lives of those living in Oshkosh and beyond. This year, the symphony calls the Grand Opera House its home and will celebrate its 75th birthday in concert on April 7. This anniversary concert will feature renowned pianist Alpin Hong playing Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 3” and the full OSO performing Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2.”
For tickets or more information about the symphony, visit oshkoshsymphony.org or call 920-252-6252.