Children’s Concert

padd-graphic-webFebruary 22, 2014
3 p.m., Edmonds Center for the Arts

Haydn – C Major Concerto – 1st movement (Moderato)
Rising Star Stephen Leou, cello

Paddington Bear’s First Concert – Chappell
Dave Dolacky, narrator

Come early for the KING-FM Instrument Petting Zoo, which begins at 2 p.m.

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Prices for the Children’s Concert:

  • Children 12 and under: $2
  • Students with ID: $5
  • Adults: $10

Food Drive

Families are encouraged to bring a nonperishable food item to be distributed to Edmonds food banks.

Rising Star Stephen Leou, cello

cello-soloist-stephenStephen Leou, age 11, will perform the first movement of the Haydn Cello Concerto in C Major at the Children’s Concert on Feb. 22, 2014 as this year’s “Rising Star.

Leou is a sixth-grader at Odle Middle School in Bellevue. He began his cello studies at age 4 with Mary Walters and is currently a student of Leslie Marckx. Stephen was principal cellist and performed as a soloist with the Everett Youth Symphony in May as the Senior Division Concerto Competition winner. Stephen has won first place in the elementary division at the Performing Arts Festival of the Eastside in 2011 and 2012, receiving the Frances Walton Young Artist Award. He received Seals of Outstanding Achievement at the Seattle Young Artist Music Festival in March. Stephen has been fortunate to perform in master classes for David Requiero, John Friesen, Ray Davis, and Ron Leonard. Aside from cello, Stephen enjoys playing chess, Legos, taking road trips with his family, and swimming on the Bellevue Eastside Swim Team. Stephen is so thrilled and thankful for this opportunity to perform with the Cascade Symphony!

Promoting music education in our community

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra is committed to supporting music education in our community. The Children’s Concert introduces families to the joys of classical music. Repertoire changes from year to year, but selections have included Paddington Bear’s First Concert, Tubby the Tuba, and Peter and the Wolf. The concert programming is designed for children ages 3-10 and their families, but children and adults of all ages are welcome to attend.

Children also have the opportunity to watch the solo performance of a “rising star,” a young musician from the community who has auditioned for a chance to play with the orchestra.

The KING-FM Instrument Petting Zoo, which allows children to try different instruments before the concert, is a highlight.

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