North State Symphony Masterworks 3: Pulling Out the Stops

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Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 2:00PM Laxson Auditorium, Chico, CA
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Single Tickets range from $18 to $55 with discounts available for students and seniors.

Guest Artists:
Oliver Moore, piano | 2019 Young Artist Audition High School Winner
Butte MTAC Youth Orchestra | Yoshie Muratani, Director
Shasta College Youth Strings | Jeff Specht, Director

MARQUEZ Danzon No. 2
LISZT Piano Concerto No. 1
SAINT-SAENS Symphony No. 3 “Organ”

Inspired by Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony, Saint-Saens created his resoundingly beautiful “Organ Symphony” on the grandest of scales, employing the “King of Instruments”. Young Artist Audition winner Oliver Moore will take us on a tour of the lush Romantic themes in Liszt’s First Piano Concerto. Youth orchestras from both Chico and Redding will join the symphony for Arturo Marquez rhythmically thrilling Danzon No. 2.

Guest soloist bio:

Oliver Moore, an 18 year old native of Chico, is thrilled to be back home to perform with the North State Symphony. As a pianist, he has won top prizes in competitions across the country, including the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition. An intrepid interpreter of the piano repertoire, he is especially fond of the technically demanding and deeply spiritual music of Franz Liszt.

Oliver Moore has placed first in the Redlands Bowl, California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), and Music Teachers Association of California North (MTAC) Concerto Competitions. He has also appeared as soloist with the Hollywood Chamber and Paradise Symphony Orchestras. Oliver has studied under Dr. Robert Bowman, Marilyn Mcgee, and Jim Beinhoff, and graduated from Inspire School of Arts and Sciences in 2019. He is currently pursuing his undergraduate degree in piano performance at the University of Kansas under internationally renowned pedagogue Dr. Scott McBride Smith. With a special interest in American music, Oliver is currently the pianist for the top jazz ensemble at KU, and has appeared as a featured performer in the West Coast, Scott Joplin International, and Sutter Creek ragtime festivals.

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