Fall Concert Series - November 5 & 6, 2016

Saturday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.
Craterian Theater at the Collier Center, Medford

Sunday, November 6, 3:00 p.m.
Oregon Center for the Arts Music Recital Hall at SOU, Ashland

Ticket Information

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Youth Symphony

W.A. Mozart, Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-Flat Major
Alison Dresser, guest soloist

Franz Liszt, Les Preludes

Youth Orchestra

Richard Wagner (arr. Siennicki), Selections from Die Meistersinger

Franz von Suppe (arr. Pfortner), March from Fatinitza

Ludwig van Beethoven (arr. Meyer), Pastoral Symphony, mvt. 1

Alison Dresser, soloist

Alison Dresser, guest soloist and Youth Symphony of Southern Oregon alumna, currently attends Northwestern University where she studies music performance and plays in the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra. Her private teachers are Gail Williams and Jonathan Boen.  She has participated in masterclasses led by Radovan Vlatković and David Pyatt, and has attended several institutes and workshops including the Kendall Betts Horn Workshop and the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. She has played for Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Rogue Opera productions, as well as in the Britt Festivals Orchestra and Rogue Valley Symphony.

A graduate of Ashland High School, Alison played in YSSO orchestras for 10 years. She was a winner of the 2011 Concerto Competition and the featured soloist with the Youth Symphony. Alison studied horn privately with Cindy Hutton, and studied cello and piano with Lisa Truelove.  Her many honors include placing first at both the 2012 and 2013 Oregon State Solo Competitions (horn).

Following graduation from Northwestern University, Alison plans to attend graduate school and continue horn study and pursue performance opportunities.