Last call for fans of local, classical music to catch the Highland Park Strings during their 38th year of high-quality community performances. The concluding concert of the season that has featured a series of rising stars, takes place Sunday, May 21 at 3 p.m. at Highland Park High School. All are welcome to attend.
Soloist Joshua Brown joins the Strings to perform the Concerto for Violin by Tchaikovsky. The emerging star received more awards than any other participant at the 2015 International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians held in Novosibirsk, Russia. Brown is the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Laureate Fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy. He is also the winner of the 2015 Cooper International Violin Competition in Ohio, where he performed with the Cleveland Orchestra. His upward trajectory in recent years includes many additional first place awards including the MIC Young Artist Concerto Competition, the Luminarts High School Classical Music Competition, the Sejong Music Competition, and the Alexander and Bueno International String Competition.
At the May 21 performance, the Strings will perform Fingals Cave (the Hebrides) Overture by Mendelssohn and Symphony No. 4 by Schumann.
The concert is conducted by Maestro Robert Hasty. The conductor and associate director of orchestras at Northwestern University also serves as the music director of the Kenosha Symphony Orchestra.
Audience members are invited to attend a preconcert conversation led by Stephanie Ettelson, “The Art of Listening,” at 2 p.m.
The May 21 program is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Highland Park/Highwood.
Highland Park High School is located at 433 Vine Avenue in Highland Park, Illinois.
The unique policy of free admission is made possible primarily by the Park District of Highland Park, augmented by funds from an annual benefit concert, YEA! Highland Park and the generosity of other donors. Visit www.HPStrings.org for more information.