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October 12, 2012

Yang to join SEISO for fall concert to kick off season

OTTUMWA — The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 62nd season with a fall concert in Ottumwa at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at Indian Hills Community College’s St. John Auditorium

Under the baton of Robert McConnell, 11-year-old William Yang of Eden Prairie, Minn., will delight audiences with Grieg’s Concerto for Piano in a minor. William is a student of Dr. Paul Wirth of the highly acclaimed Wirth Center for the Performing Arts.

With fast-growing repertoires, William has been publicly giving piano performances and winning piano competition prizes since the age of 7. He was the featured soloist in NPR’s “From the Top” show in July 2010, a nationally syndicated program featuring the finest precollege-aged musicians in the country. He played Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of The Animals with Minnesota Orchestra in 2010. He performed Chopin Variations “La ci darem la mano” with the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra in 2012.

William has been awarded through various competitions: winner of MMTF Mozart Piano Concerto Competition in 2012, the second prize of Saint Paul Piano Teacher’s Association Concerto Competition in November 2011 a finalist in 2009, 2010; the alternate winner in Minneapolis Piano Teacher’s Forum, Mozart Concerto Competition in 2010; and the finalist of the Young Artist World Piano Festival Concerto Competition Junior Division in 2009, 2010, 2011.

SEISO’s performance of Aaron Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Bartok’s landmark piece, Concerto for Orchestra will complete an extraordinary fall concert. Program notes may be downloaded from the orchestra’s website.

Admission to the fall concert is by SEISO season ticket, or patrons may pay at the door. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for students (age 12 and older).  Season tickets for the fall, winter and spring performances will also be available for sale before each concert. Cost is $35 for adults, $20 for students and $70 for an entire family.

To enrich the concert experience, plan to attend the “Prelude.” Director McConnell will talk about the music to be performed so patrons will have a greater understanding and appreciation of the performance they’re about to hear. The “Prelude” is 30 minutes long and begins 45 minutes before each concert.

The 2012 Fall Concert Series is sponsored by Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Ottumwa.

For further information, go to the orchestra’s website, www.seiso.us; contact the symphony office at 319-385-6352; or email seiso@iwc.edu.

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