YOUNG PERFORMERS IN CONCERT AND GLEN COVE HIGH SCHOOL SELECT CHORALE AT MORGAN PARK SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL SUNDAY, JULY 10 AT 7:30 PM
Sponsored by Rising Tide and
The Suozzi Family
On Sunday, July 10, Morgan Park Summer Music Festival hosts an eagerly awaited showcase of young talents from across the North Shore. Their performances will be followed by the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale.
Beginning at 7:30 pm, the winners of this year’s Marguerite Suozzi Young Performers Talent Competition share a delightful blend of vocal and instrumental music with the audience. Truly, there is something for every musical taste; however, the biggest thrill of the evening is witnessing the talent and professional expertise of these young performers. Some of the Competition’s past winners have gone on to highly-regarded musical careers. A performance by the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale follows the Young Performers.
Headlining the show this year are the competition’s top winners, vocalist Katharine Brady and pianist Siobhan Esposito. Katharine is a 17-year-old student at Manhasset High School. She has participated in and played lead roles in many school and community theatrical productions, among them Hello Dolly (Dolly) and Bye, Bye Birdie (Kim). Katharine has received awards from NYSTEA, All-County, and Select Ensemble. Siobhan Esposito of Sea Cliff is a 16-year-old student at North Shore High School. A classically-trained musician who received a perfect score in NYSSMA’s Classical Piano awards, she also performs in her school’s Jazz Band and has appeared in the NYSSMA Music Festival and the Litchfield Jazz Camp Music Festival.
The Junior Winner is cellist Dylan Wu of Manhasset, a 12-year-old student at Shelter Rock Elementary School. At the age of nine, Dylan was admitted to The Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division. He received two awards at Russia’s 9th International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Performers and was also the grand-prize winner of the American Fine Arts Festival International Concerto Competition.
Cici Fader, a 12-year-old student at Jericho Middle School is an Honorable Mention winner. Her many accomplishments include a solo piano recital at East Meadow Library, a second place win in the NY Music Competition, a Gold Award win in the Town of Oyster Bay’s Talent Contest and an honorable mention in the Bradshaw & Bruno International Piano Competition.
The judges selected 13 other outstanding young musicians to be part of Young Performers in Concert. They are Melena Abercrombie, voice; Franciscus Chang, piano; Stephen Chang, piano; Olivia Cody, voice; Elyssa Marie Corona, voice; Sebastian Daniel, piano; Christopher Kontos, piano; Oliver Liu, piano; Lauren Marchand, voice; Sydney Ronis, guitar; Madison Schatz, voice; Talia Schatz, voice and Katherine Wang, piano.
Young Performers in Concert is immediately followed by the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale. Recent honors for the 43-member Select Chorale have included appearances for President and Mrs. Obama at the White House and a concert tour of Italy that featured a performance for Pope Francis at St. Peter’s Basilica. During Mr. Norris’ tenure, his choirs have achieved some of the highest scores at the NYSSMA Major Ensemble Festival: Gold and Gold with Distinction. The Select Chorale has performed at some of New York’s most prestigious concert halls, among them Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall and Avery Fisher Hall, and other venues in New York City.
Young Performers in Concert 2016 and the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale is underwritten by Rising Tide and The Suozzi Family.
Come on down to Morgan Park and enjoy a wonderful evening of family entertainment under the stars. Bring a blanket or chairs and picnic if you wish. Children are welcome. Morgan Park is located on Germaine Street at the end of Landing Road in Glen Cove. In the event of rain, the concert will be held in St. Patrick’s Parish Hall, Pearsall Avenue, Glen Cove. For further information, call (516) 671-0017, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visitwww.morganparkmusic.org or find us on Facebook at Morgan Park Summer Music Festival.
Morgan Park Summer Music Festival is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that has been providing free concerts in the park for 57 years. The shows are completely funded through the generous donations that are received from businesses and individuals. Taxpayer money is not asked for nor received to bring this high caliber talent to the Festival.
PHOTO CAPTION– Every Spring Morgan Park Summer Music Festival hosts a music talent competition for youth from the North Shore of Nassau County. Competition Winners Katharine Brady and Siobhan Esposito, Junior Winner Dylan Wu and Honorable Mention Winner CiCi Fader will headline a special concert of young performers on Sunday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Morgan Park. A performance by the Glen Cove High School Select Chorale follows Young Performers in Concert. The concert is free so come and be the first to see America’s next generation of musical talent.