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"A Joyful Fanfare": Beethoven's Second

Date and Time

Thursday, June 8, 2017 at 7:30 pm


Meydenbauer Theatre
11100 NE 6th ST
Bellevue, WA 98004


Symphony No. 2Ludwig van Beethoven
Cello Concerto in E minorEdward Elgar
Belle of the BallLeroy Anderson
Blue TangoLeroy Anderson
Fiddle FaddleLeroy Anderson
Our Town: SuiteAaron Copland
Washington Post MarchJohn Philip Sousa
U. S. Field Artillery MarchJohn Philip Sousa
The Stars and Stripes ForeverJohn Philip Sousa


Written at the time when his deafness was first becoming apparent, Beethoven's Symphony No. 2 is nonetheless a joyous and festive work that bespeaks its composer's indomitable spirit. The concert concludes with three of America's most treasured musical voices: Leroy Anderson, the master of light symphonic music, Aaron Copland, "the dean of American composers", and John Philip Sousa, the justly-crowned and never-deposed "March King." The Sammamish Symphony will also perform a concerto with the winner of its 2017 Young Artists Competition. Watch for details about the winner and the piece in February!


Kristy Park, cello

Photograph of Kristy ParkWinner of the Sammamish Symphony's Youth Concerto Competition

Kristy Park, 15, is a sophomore at Newport High School in Bellevue. She began cello studies at age 10 with Leslie Marckx. Since then Kristy has received numerous honors such as receiving first in her PAFE division multiple years in the concerto and solo divisions, as well as being a finalist in the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival for two years. Her recent accomplishments include placing first in the 2016 Washington Music Educators Association State Solo Contest. In November 2016 she performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Seattle Youth Symphony in Benaroya Hall after winning their concerto competition. Kristy has served as principal cellist in the Seattle Youth Symphony and in the NAFME All-Northwest orchestra. This past summer, she attended the Meadowmount School of Music, where she studied with Jonathan Koh. Kristy has had the honor to play for Ronald Leonard, Hans Jørgen Jensen, Natasha Brofsky, and Alison Wells, and has studied chamber music with the Tokyo string quartet. Kristy plays on an R. Masens cello made in Lettonia, Latvia c. 1969, generously loaned to her by the Carlsen Cello Foundation.

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