This year the event will be outside of Columbus, Ohio at the Deer Creek Lodge and Conference Center. The group will be performing their concert program which will also be performed on Saturday, April 29, 7pm in Western Springs. In addition Cellissimo will be doing special presentations with Rick Mooney and Dane Johansen.
They are also currently working on their first CD, as well as their first music video – look for it this spring!
In other news...
Hayley Roesler was a runner up in the Lyons Township High School Concerto Competition and performed her Kabalevsky Concerto on the February 27 Honors Concert.
Charlie Mueller was runner up in the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition where he performed the Elgar Concerto, 4th mvt.
William Tan and Jack Boettcher both won their respective divisions in the regional MTNA Music Competition and competed in the National Competition.
Jack Boettcher won the Northwest Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition as well as the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. He will be performing in the Young Steinway Concert Series in Skokie on May 7.
All of the above cellists are members of Cellissimo. Bravo!
In addition, congratulations to Caitlin Yambao, a junior at Neuqua Valley High School in Naperville, who was a featured performer as part of the Young Steinway Concert Series on Sunday, March 5, at the Skokie Public Library. Caitlin has been concertmaster of the highest orchestra at her school. Both last year and this year she was selected to be in the Honors a Orchestra at the IMEA All-State Conference. Caitlin studies with Thomas Wermuth and Vicki Szczepaniak at the Naperville Suzuki School, where she is a member of the Chicago Consort.
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