Youth symphony to feature winning student violinist

The Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra will host a special timed concert next month at The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center.

  • Thursday, February 19, 2015 5:21pm
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The Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra will host a special timed concert next month at The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center. Beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 1, Bellevue High School junior and first violinist Hannah Tsai is slated to be the featured artist, performing Russian composer Maurice Ravel’s Tzigane.

Tsai won the honor of headlining the program’s first work after she was chosen as this year’s Concerto Competition winner.

The program’s second work Rhapsody, by fellow Russian composer Antonin Dvorak, was selected to celebrate the BYSO C. Keith Birkenfeld Composition Contest, which was held between 2007 and 2012. During its time, it was the only composition contest that awarded young composers’ music with performances by young musicians.

The arraignment, by Youth Symphony alumnus Kyl Hanks, a winner in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011, juxtaposes compositional elements from the Romantic era — lush orchestrations and long, sweeping, singing melodies — with a quirky, crazed polka section.

Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults and $12 for youth and or seniors. For more information or to purchases tickets, visit

The Theatre at Meydenbauer Center is located at 1100 N.E. Sixth St., Bellevue.

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