Winter Concert Series - February 20, 21 & 22, 2015
Concert Season Funding
James M. Collier
Concert Season Partner
Neil & Sharon Wilson
Winter Concert Series Partners
Carrico Family Foundation
City of Ashland
Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation
James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation
Oregon Arts Commission/National Endowment for the Arts
The Oregon Community Foundation
Pacific Power Foundation
The Friends of the YSSO
Friday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.
Performing Arts Center, Grants Pass
Saturday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.
Craterian Theater at the Collier Center, Medford
Sunday, February 22, 3:00 p.m.
Southern Oregon University Music Recital Hall, Ashland
Piotr I. Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto in D Major (mvts. II & III)
Sarah Klein, Violin
Georges Enesco, Rumanian Rhapsody No. 1
Piotr I. Tchaikovsky, Overture 1812 (arr. Lehmeier)
Johann Strauss, Tritsch Tratsch Polka (arr. Isaac)
Camille Saint-Saens, March Militaire Francaise (arr. Isaac)
Sarah Klein, Violin
2014 Concerto Competition Winner
Associate Concertmaster of the Youth Symphony, Sarah Klein joined the YSSO organization in 2007. She studies privately with Faina Podolnaya. Other private teachers have included Laura Owen, Bethany Fuller, Mari Johnson, Lisa Truelove (cello) and Pat Dealy (piano). A Medford home school student, Sarah also attends North Medford High School (NMHS) where her school music teacher is Lynn Gervais. In addition to her involvement in the YSSO and the NMHS Chamber Orchestra, Sarah has also played in Siskiyou Violins, the Rogue Valley Symphony and in the orchestra for the recent Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of “Into the Woods.” Additionally, she has participated in master classes and lessons led by the Emerson Quartet, Calder Quartet and the Ariana Quartet.
When asked about the concerto she is preparing for the February performances, Sarah shared, “The Tchaikovsky violin concerto is a musical beast. It’s intricate, passionate, difficult, colorful and brooding. Every movement offers a myriad of emotion….”
Sarah offers her profound thanks to her parents and her brother for their advice, encouragement and support throughout the years, and for their never-ceasing enthusiasm for music. She also extends her gratitude to her teachers, the conductors with whom she has worked, and her musical colleagues for inspiring her.