Wilmington Symphony’s Opening Night will feature 14 year old award-winning cellist, Ifetayo Ali-Landing
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 25, 2017
WILMINGTON – The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra is pleased to welcome the youthful energy of cellist Ifetayo Ali-Landing to the opening night stage on September 16, 2017, 7:30 pm at Wilson Center. She will perform Édouard Lalo’s tuneful Cello Concerto in D minor. The concert will conclude with Ravel’s spectacular orchestration of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Ms. Ali-Landing will also be in residency throughout the week, performing in area schools and youth centers.
Ifetayo is the Junior Division 1st Place Laureate of the 2017 Annual Sphinx Competition and performed as soloist with the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra at Orchestra Hall in Detroit. Now 14, she began her musical studies on violin when she was able to stand. At age 3, she decided that she preferred the mellow sounds of the cello and begged her mother to switch. She was allowed to switch at age 4.
Ifetayo was honored at the Friends of the IPO (Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra) Rising Stars Showcase in 2013 at age 10, when she recorded the 1st movement of the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor. To date, this video has over 48,000 YouTube views and over 8 million Facebook views.
To read more about this wonderful performer visit http://www.sphinxmusic.org/bio-ifetayo-ali/.
Tickets are available by calling 910-362-7999. Subscriptions renewals are available now, and new subscriptions go on sale June 2. Single tickets will go on sale in August.
For more information:
Nicole Thompson, Marketing Manager
Wilmington Symphony Orchestra