Ames, IA / 216

Tuesday, May 18, 2010  |  Fisher Theater  |  Presented by Iowa State University


This week, from the Fisher Theater at Iowa State University in Ames, our line-up of outstanding performers includes a 16-year-old pianist from Massachusetts performing the music of Igor Stravinsky, an incredible octet from Ohio performing Mendelssohn, and we’ll meet a young oboist who has an unusually challenging relationship with her high school band director – he’s her dad!

Performers and Repertoire:

Violist Caroline Weeks, 18, from Des Moines, IA, performs I. Impetuoso; poco agitato from Sonata for Viola and Piano by Rebecca Clarke

Oboist Bryanne Presley, 18 from Nevada, IA, performs I. Rondo Pastorale from Concerto in A minor for Oboe and Strings by Ralph Vaughan Williams See photos of Bryanne’s pranks & video of her father’s payback.

Pianist Kong Qi, 16, from Shenzhen, China, performs I. Danse Russe from Three Movements from Petrushka by Igor Stravinsky

Saxophonist and 10th Anniversary Alumni Performer Keitaro Harada from Tuscon, AZ, performs Adios Nonino by Astor Piazzolla

Octet Abbraccio (violinist Heeyeon Chung, 17; violinist Kaho Sugawara, 16; violinist Claire Watkins, 17; violinist Eva Kennedy, 15; violist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Meredith Kufchak, 16; violist and Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Rachel Kufchak, 18; cellist Ruthie Cordray, 17; cellist Kyle Price, 17) from Columbus, OH, performs IV. Presto from the Octet in E-flat Major, Op.20 by Felix Mendelssohn

Performers & Repertoire

Release Dates

  • Monday, August 8, 2011
  • Monday, November 22, 2010
  • Monday, June 14, 2010

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