Mother’s Day Concerts coming up May 8 & 9 |

Mother’s Day Concerts coming up May 8 & 9

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Ko-Nung Huang

Pianist Ko-Nung Huang and soprano Nelly Weiser will be the featured soloists at Symphony in the Valley’s Mother’s Day Concerts on May 8 in Rifle and on May 9 Glenwood Springs.Huang, a graduate student in piano at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, will play the powerful first movement from the “Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor” by Chopin.Weiser, a junior at Aspen High School, will sing the beautiful Puccini aria, “O mio babbino caro.”The two are the winners of Symphony in the Valley’s 2010 Young Artists Concerto Competition, Huang in the senior division for musicians 19-30, and Weiser in the junior division for musicians 6-18. “We are pleased to present a concert featuring very talented soloists,” said Symphony in the Valley Conductor Carlos Elias. “These are performances you will not want to miss.”The orchestra will round out the concerts with excerpts from “Music for the Royal Fireworks” by G.F. Handel, the “Prelude and Rondo” for woodwinds, horns and percussion by modern composer David Holsinger, and Benjamin Britten’s “Soirees Musicales,” a series of five pieces based on melodies of Rossini.The Rifle concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, at the Rifle High School Auditorium.The Glenwood Springs concert will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 9, Mother’s Day, in the Jeannie Miller Theatre at Glenwood Springs High School.Tickets will be sold at the door, and doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for teens and children 3-18, and $30 for families. Music students are admitted free.For more information about Symphony in the Valley and the Young Artists Concerto Competition, visit

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