WEBVTT 00:00:11.000 --> 00:00:16.000 NAIL: Thank you for joining us on this warm June evening 00:00:16.000 --> 00:00:21.000 this is always one of the most special nights of the year, for me. 00:00:21.000 --> 00:00:27.000 And I think for us that as a music department that in a sense because, 00:00:27.000 --> 00:00:33.000 we get to present, on an individual basis some of our finest 00:00:33.000 --> 00:00:38.000 not all of them, but a good portion of them, 00:00:38.000 --> 00:00:45.000 these are wonderfully talented young musicians and they really prepared their auditions well. 00:00:45.000 --> 00:00:53.000 we had well over twice as many audition as we could actually select for this performance. 00:00:53.000 --> 00:00:62.000 These are really, not only as I said wonderful musicians, but they took the time 00:01:02.000 --> 00:01:04.000 to prepare and really performed well. 00:01:04.000 --> 00:01:10.000 And I think you'll enjoy hearing them share this performance with you tonight. 00:01:10.000 --> 00:01:14.000 I will introduce each of them and I will also introduce, a little bit later 00:01:14.000 --> 00:01:20.000 one of my young conducting colleagues, who is sharing some of the conducting responsibilities with me tonight, 00:01:20.000 --> 00:01:26.000 but right now if you would join me in welcoming 00:01:26.000 --> 00:01:31.000 our first soloist for the evening a wonderful young saxophonist, 00:01:31.000 --> 00:01:34.000 great soloist, Carly Laursen. 00:05:32.000 --> 00:05:35.000 NAIL: and next I think most appropriately 00:05:35.000 --> 00:05:46.000 I should introduce my young conducting colleague who will be conducting the next two selections, 00:05:46.000 --> 00:05:52.000 Eric Stearns is what we call a non-traditional student. He had a few years 00:05:52.000 --> 00:05:59.000 touring and doing a lot of things in music before he came back as a full time student. 00:05:59.000 --> 00:05:65.000 He also has a job as a minister of music at a church in Portland, 00:06:05.000 --> 00:06:11.000 so he is quite experienced and he wanted to do this and I thought it was a really terrific 00:06:11.000 --> 00:06:20.000 opportunity to share some glory if that's the term. 00:06:20.000 --> 00:06:26.000 So before I welcome Terra Hurdle please join me in welcoming Eric Stearns. 00:06:40.000 --> 00:06:43.000 And now we have a young soprano, 00:06:43.000 --> 00:06:51.000 this is the second year she will have appeared on this concerto/aria night 00:06:51.000 --> 00:06:56.000 and I think as soon as you hear her sing you will understand exactly why. 00:06:56.000 --> 00:06:61.000 Please help me in welcoming a wonderful young soprano Terra Hurdle. 00:12:54.000 --> 00:12:64.000 This is a vibes concerto, a vibraphone concerto by a Frenchman named Emanuel Sejourne 00:13:04.000 --> 00:13:08.000 and it was quite an experience even getting the music 00:13:08.000 --> 00:13:16.000 It's a very small company and did not do music quite the way we, 00:13:16.000 --> 00:13:20.000 well at least the way they it in New York. 00:13:20.000 --> 00:13:24.000 But we got the music and I think you'll agree, 00:13:24.000 --> 00:13:29.000 But we got the music and I think you'll agree, the only word I can think of 00:13:29.000 --> 00:13:35.000 so please help me in welcoming our vibraphone soloist, Ryan Chapman. 00:21:57.000 --> 00:21:64.000 We were remiss a bit in not recognizing the 00:22:04.000 --> 00:22:12.000 wonderful clarinet soloist that almost had equal billing with the soprano in the Part, Parto, I know that he's in the house 00:22:12.000 --> 00:22:20.000 because he said that he wanted to come out and hear his friend Jeff play the Concertino. So O'Ryan are you 00:22:20.000 --> 00:22:24.000 out there right now or are you behind stage?... 00:22:29.000 --> 00:22:35.000 Well we'll recognize him in a minute. Not in the program because 00:22:35.000 --> 00:22:42.000 we decided to add him very recently is a very 00:22:42.000 --> 00:22:49.000 wonderful pianist who I think you can understand how much he added to the performance, 00:22:49.000 --> 00:22:52.000 although he's not on the program please recognize Cassio Vianna. 00:23:06.000 --> 00:23:12.000 So at this point we do have wonderful young 00:23:12.000 --> 00:23:20.000 clarinetist who is going to play one of the standard works of the clarinetist's repertoire, this is the piece that 00:23:20.000 --> 00:23:26.000 made Carl Maria Von Weber's career in a certain sense. It was so successful he 00:23:26.000 --> 00:23:32.000 wrote several other works for solo clarinet but none of them were as 00:23:32.000 --> 00:23:37.000 well received or successful as the first one the concertino. So please 00:23:37.000 --> 00:23:41.000 join me in welcoming a wonderful young clarinet soloist, Jeff Richardson. 00:33:40.000 --> 00:33:44.000 Virtually everyone in these competitions is a music major, 00:33:44.000 --> 00:33:50.000 Connor Shields, our next soloist is not, but he probably spends more time in a practice room than 00:33:50.000 --> 00:33:55.000 many of our music majors and I think you'll agree that when you hear him play, 00:33:55.000 --> 00:33:61.000 whatever his major is he is a consummate musician. This is one of the most 00:34:01.000 --> 00:34:06.000 gorgeous, flexible, and 00:34:06.000 --> 00:34:10.000 soulful pieces of music you will ever hear. Please join me in welcoming, 00:34:10.000 --> 00:34:15.000 playing the second movement of the Rachmaninov second piano concerto, Connor Shields. 00:46:58.000 --> 00:46:63.000 Our next soloist is also a repeat winner 00:47:03.000 --> 00:47:07.000 and he has one of the finest young bass voices you will ever hear, 00:47:07.000 --> 00:47:13.000 and this Mozart aria is a perfect vehicle for it. 00:47:13.000 --> 00:47:16.000 Please join me in welcoming Matthew Moorehead. 00:52:58.000 --> 00:52:63.000 Before I announce our last soloist I would like to thank you for coming and joining us this 00:53:03.000 --> 00:53:10.000 evening and invite you to come back next year. But you know this week is really only half over tomorrow night we have, is 00:53:10.000 --> 00:53:16.000 tomorrow night Orquestra Brazil? Is that correct? 00:53:16.000 --> 00:53:22.000 And then Friday night is Western Hemisphere Voices and then Saturday night there is 00:53:22.000 --> 00:53:29.000 a Smith Fine Arts Series featuring soul sounds 00:53:29.000 --> 00:53:38.000 and then Sunday Afternoon there's a choir concert, although it's not here it's at the Lutheran Church near here. 00:53:40.000 --> 00:53:48.000 Faith Lutheran Church ok? So there's a lot of music for the end of our term left. 00:53:48.000 --> 00:53:55.000 So we really appreciate all of the support we get from the community and all of our benefactors so thank you for coming and 00:53:55.000 --> 00:53:58.000 please come again, often. 00:53:58.000 --> 00:53:64.000 We've introduced several people who have won more than once, this competition, 00:54:04.000 --> 00:54:11.000 our final soloist of the evening this'll be his fourth time, 00:54:11.000 --> 00:54:17.000 you can imagine going four for four in any league is pretty amazing, 00:54:17.000 --> 00:54:23.000 and I think you'll agree when you hear him play there's a reason for that. 00:54:23.000 --> 00:54:31.000 He will be performing a very difficult and interesting piece by Paul Bono 00:54:31.000 --> 00:54:36.000 Please join me in welcoming Darrel Watson.