Join the Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra as we present “Baroque & Classical Favorites!” on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. This exceptional night of music features selections from Mozart and C.P.E. Bach performed by our outstanding musicians under the direction of Maestro J. Wayne Baughman and spotlights a Young People’s Performance by the violin students of NATE – North Atlanta Talent Education Music Academy.
These extremely talented young musicians will be performing the Vivaldi Concerto in A Minor, conducted by Maestro Baughman and accompanied by the JCSO. This will be quite an exciting opportunity for these students who range in age from 7 to 18 years of age.
They study under the direction of Tricia Anderson, Tracy Shealy and Rachel Bachmeier, and several of these students study with the JCSO Concertmaster Adelaide Federici and JCSO violinist Kim Barnes. NATE is located in Roswell, but draws students from all over the North Fulton area. Founded in 2001, North Atlanta Talent Education is a Suzuki Method program that offers lessons in violin, viola, cello, and piano. The program began with just a handful of students and has grown to well over 100 students today. Each student receives instruction in an individual (weekly) and group (bi-weekly) setting.
This is the first time the JCSO has invited young students to perform as guest soloists and is delighted at the opportunity to feature these aspiring musicians in a professional setting. The night features repertoire from the baroque period of music written by composers some who, in their youth, proved to be musical masters. How fitting that we can feature the performance of those who just might aspire to be the same.
One other aspect of this special evening is the JCSO’s recognition of North Fulton and Johns Creek civic and government leaders who have embraced the arts. Their support of local arts entities contributes to the quality of life in our communities. Serving our citizens by ensuring access to area programs demonstrates their commitment to making the arts a priority in this region. We wish to say thank you.
Tickets can be purchased by going to www.johnscreeksymphony.org. Prices are $30/Adults, $23.50/Seniors (55+) and $16.50/Students. Why not purchase tickets, couple it with dinner before the concert and you have put together the perfect date night to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Do you have young children? Do you know some young students? Why not bring them to see some of their peers perform live, on stage, and with a professional symphony orchestra as their accompanists!
The venue is the theater at Johns Creek High School, 5575 State Ridge Road, Johns Creek 30022. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (678) 748-5802. Group rates are available, all credit cards are accepted.
About the author: Sue Haggerty is executive director of the Johns Creek Symphony.