Youth Orchestra Season Sponsor
FREE Family Concert
Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings
Sunday, April 29 | 4pm | Kenan Auditorium
Sponsored by Southeastern Nephrology Associates
The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is pleased to host the annual Free Family Concert featuring the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings, on Sunday, April 29th at 4 p.m. in Kenan Auditorium. General admission seating is free. Tickets are available at the door.
The annual Free Family Concert is sponsored by Southeastern Nephrology Associates in memory of Dr. Gary Hyman, and features a solo performance by the Junior Division winner of the 41st Annual Richard R. Deas Student Concerto Competition, Finnian Long, violin, performing Kabalevsky’s Violin Concerto accompanied by the Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra.
Dr. Richard R. Deas, for whom the student concerto competition is named and in whose memory it continues, helped create the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra in 1971. As the then-Chair of the UNCW Department of Music he assisted in developing the competition in 1976 as a way to give talented young musicians an opportunity to perform with a symphony orchestra.
Finnian Long, 14, started playing violin in an after-school program while in kindergarten in Montreal, Quebec. After moving to Wilmington, Finnian studied Suzuki violin with Redding Farlow-Soderberg. For the last two years, he has studied classical violin with Dr. Danijela Žeželj-Gualdi at UNCW. He is Concertmaster for the Wilmington Symphony Junior Strings. Finnian attends 8th grade at Roland-Grise Middle School, where he participates in Battle of the Books, Science Olympiad and the orchestra. He also enjoys racing mountain bikes with the NICA Cape Fear Fins Composite Team. Finnian likes to play many genres of music, especially Old Time, Irish fiddle and classical violin.
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UNCW Kenan Auditorium
601 S College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
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Student Concert Competition Winner