Two world premieres for Oklahoma Youth Orchestras in season’s final concert

Posted on: May 6, 2016

“The Oklahoma Youth Orchestras will present the final concert of the season at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Putnam City North High School Auditorium, with two world premieres by local and national composers,” states an unsigned article in Tuesday’s (5/3) Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City). “More than 150 students from central and western Oklahoma will perform the fourth movement of Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 5, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s ‘Capriccio espagnol,’ and the overture from Leonard Bernstein’s Candide. Oklahoma City University student Daniel Taborda will premiere his composer-in-residence-winning composition ‘Matices y Colores’ under the baton of Oklahoma City Youth Philharmonic conductor Molly Baugh. Another premiere is Christopher Lowry’s composition ‘A Cypress Prelude,’ Op. 16a. Lowry was chosen as the inaugural winner of the organization’s National Wind Ensemble Composition Competition, and the piece will be performed by the Oklahoma Youth Winds under the direction of Matthew Mailman.… The wind ensemble will also welcome student conducting winner and Deer Creek High School senior Aurica Rising to the podium for John Philip Sousa’s ‘Manhattan Beach March.’ ”

Posted May 6, 2016