Enchanted Italy

ConcertPage_Oct12_FSOctober 12, 2013 | 7:30 p.m.
Alberta Bair Theater
Concert cues at 6:45

Anne Harrigan, conductor
Emily Walker, piano
Stephanie Anderson, trumpet

Take a stay-cation to Enchanted Italy! Experience the beauty of the region through Rossini’s Barber of Seville overture, Mendelssohn’s colorful Italian Symphony and Clarke’s Carnival of Venice.  Winners of the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras’ (MASO) Young Artist Competition, Emily Walker, piano and Stephanie Anderson, trumpet; will join the Symphony for a stunning evening of music.

 

Overture to the Barber of Seville | Rossini
Carnival of Venice | Clarke
I Crisantemi | Puccini
Piano Concerto No. 2, 1st mvmt | Saint-Saens
Intermission
Symphony No. 4, Italian | Mendelssohn

EmilyWalker_WebAbout Emily Walker
The first thing Emily’s father said when she was born, after observing her hands was “This girl is going to be a pianist”. She began taking piano lessons at the age of 6. In 2008 at the age of 14, as a student of Dorothea Cromley at Montana State University Billings, Emily won the Music Teachers National Association State Piano Competition and went on to compete in the Regional Division in Spokane, Washington. In 2013 at age 18 she took first place in the Senior Division of the Montana Association of Symphony Orchestra Competition in Bozeman, Montana. It has been a dream of Emily’s for a number of years to perform with the symphony and she has worked tirelessly with her teacher Dorothea Cromley to accomplish this. She also enjoys playing the piano in many different settings at Skyview High School, Central High School and Venture Theatre where she accompanied various musicals such as “Les Miserables”, “Grease” and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”. She also plays the organ and piano in her church and accompanies various school choirs, and district and state music festivals. She is a member of the Billings Music Teachers Association. She has studied piano with, Jackie Weitz, Cheryl Sinz and for 5 years has studied under Dorothea Cromley at Montana State University Billings. She began teaching piano at the age of 12. and currently has a large piano studio. Emily plans on pursuing a career in piano performance, teaching and accompanying. She plans on making the world a better place by sharing her gifts.

StephanieAnderson_webAbout Stephanie Anderson
Stephanie is a Junior at Bozeman High School and plays in the Bozeman High School Band and Symphony Orchestra.  She enjoys playing solos and has performed  solos for MASO and Hawks Night Live, the high school talent show.  She won the Junior Division of MASO, a solo competition that occurs every other year, and that is how she came to play with the Bozeman Symphony and the Billings Symphony.  She hopes to have a career as a trumpet soloist.  She has been in All-state Band for two years and All-Northwest Orchestra this past year.  She also was in the All-National Band in 2012.  Stephanie enjoys doing other things as well.  She runs with the Cross Country team and marches with the Bozeman High School Marching Band.  She also enjoys long distance running, rock climbing, unicycling, and baking.  Stephanie believes that music tells a story.  She enjoys communicating something special with her audiences through her trumpet.

 

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