Due to Covid 19, our concert will be re-scheduled to Saturday, November 14, 2020. Please plan to come share in this exciting evening then. We can’t wait to spend an evening sharing this fantastic music with you. Stay healthy and safe! See you then!
Please put the following dates on your calendar.
Concert Date: Fall 2020
First Rehearsal: Second Wednesday of Fall semester 2020
Program: Picture at an Exhibition, Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G Minor Mvt 3, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2 Mvt 1
Thank you for your continued support. We can’t wait to share this amazing music with you.
Ellie Evans first began playing the violin at the age of 4. She begged her parents for a violin and so the journey began one Christmas morning. As most young students can relate, the magic of that first moment wore off when she learned that playing the violin was hard. There were many mornings where she complained about how long Lightly Row was, or that there were too many notes to learn. However, with some perseverance on her part and some persistence from her parents, Ellie began making rapid progress. She took lessons from her mother until she began high school, and since then, has been studying with Christine Davis-Smaellie and is loving it! Ellie has recorded with the USU Chamber Singers on several of their acclaimed albums and has been featured on nationally-syndicated classical music programs including “With Heart and Voice,” “Going Beyond Words,” and “Performance Today”. She has soloed in Xian, China for the Chinese Choral Directors National Conference, and recently soloed with the Ridgeline High School Orchestra at the Utah Music Educators Association conference. Her string trio was the 2019 winner of the Mountain West Chamber Music Competition, but more than anything, Ellie loves the joy that comes as she serves others with music. Ellie is 17 years old, a junior at Ridgeline High School, and is the daughter of Cory and Jennie Evans.
Aaron Miller is 15 years old, and attends Box Elder Middle School as a 9th grader. He loves music and has enjoyed a variety of music electives this year, including band, theater, and choir. He first started piano with his mother as a young child and now currently takes from Anarie White. He loves sharing his talents with others through being a pianist for his church choir, accompanying siblings and friends on string instruments, and teaching piano lessons. Aaron has learned to share his talents and enjoy performing for others through the many opportunities that his mom has arranged for him to perform in the community. Besides doing a lot with music, he also loves running cross country and acting in theater. But no matter what he does, he always tries to do it confidently and have fun.
Our new season is coming soon. Get the following dates on your calendar.
Concert Date: April 11
First Rehearsal: Jan 15
Program: Picture at an Exhibition, plus two concertos, and a possible overture
Below is the proposed rehearsal schedule for the season:
Jan – 08 – board meeting
Jan – 15 – full rehearsal
Jan – 22 – full rehearsal
Jan – 29 – full rehearsal
Feb – 05 – sectionals, schedule TBA
Feb – 12 – full rehearsal
Feb – 19 – full rehearsal
Feb – 26 – sectionals, schedule TBA
Mar – 04 – full rehearsal
Mar – 11 – full rehearsal
Mar – 18 – full rehearsal
Mar – 25 – full rehearsal
Apr – 01 – full rehearsal
Apr – 08 dress rehearsal
Apr – 11 Saturday concert
Join us for a trip around the globe as you experience a lively rendition of Vaughn William’s English Folk Song Suite and Dvorak’s New World Symphony. Embark on this journey in the Daines Concert Hall, USU on November, 16, 2019 at 7:30.
Tickets are available online at www.cca.usu.edu and at the door, $5 Students (with ID) / Youth | $10 Adults.
Two incredibly talented, young soloists will be joining us for our upcoming concert. Come support them and see what they’ve been working on. You won’t be disappointed. This is always a great concert for those young musicians just getting started, but it’s also great for the more advanced musician working on bettering their skills or those who just love great music. Seeing what these young musicians have been able to accomplish this far in their lives, is always pretty inspiring. Come spend your Saturday evening listening to fun music and enjoying the energy of these fantastic soloists. The concert is Saturday, March 30 at 7:30 in the Daines Concert Hall. Featured works will include Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 (soloist: Gary Zhan), Dvorak Cello Concerto (soloist: Aaron Lacey), Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra (narrated by Dr. Craig Jessop), and Rimsky-Korsakov’s Russian Easter Overture.
Tickets are $5 for students (with id)/youth and $10 adults at the door and online. Get your tickets early so you don’t have to stand in line forever and so we can get started on time. https://sa1.seatadvisor.com/sabo/servlets/TicketRequest?eventId=1195770&presenter=CAINE&venue=&event=
Gary Zhan, 14, a freshman at Logan High School, has been awarded first place in the
fifth annual Cache Symphony Piano Concerto Competition. Second and third place was
awarded to Andrew Findley and Jan Hubbard, respectively, with Angela Zhan receiving
an Honorable Mention for her playing.
Gary Zhan will perform the 1st movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D Minor with
the Cache Symphony Orchestra at their Spring concert March 30,
2019 in the Daines Concert Hall on the campus of Utah State University.