ELMHURST SYMPHONY PRESENTS CONCERTOFEST!
A Showcase of Virtuoso Performances Featuring Brandon Acker and Jasmine Lin
If you’re looking to be dazzled at every turn, this is the concert for you! The program features a virtuoso display of musicians and instruments including theorbist Brandon Acker, violinist Jasmine Lin, oboists Naomi Bensdorf Frisch and Andrew Nogal and guest concertmaster and violinist Emi Tanabe. The program features music by Dall’Abaco, Bach, Vivaldi and Telemann.
What’s Interesting About This Concert
A concerto (pronounced con-CHAIR-toe) is a piece of music written for soloist(s) accompanied by an orchestra or other ensemble. Basically, it’s a chance for a virtuoso musician to show off what they can do while the rest of the orchestra backs them up, and this ConcertoFest! is packed with virtuoso soloists.
Violinist Jasmine Lin returns to the Elmhurst Symphony after her most recent, stellar performance with the orchestra in 2019.
Brandon Acker makes his solo debut with the Elmhurst Symphony playing the theorbo, a plucked string instrument in the lute family and a distant cousin of the modern guitar.
Finally, Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra musicians Naomi Bensdorf Frisch (oboe) and Andrew Nogal (oboe) join guest concertmaster Emi Tanabe (violin) and step into the soloist spotlight for this exciting program!
Dall’Abaco: Concerto grosso à più Istrumenti in D major, Op. 5 No. 6
Bach: Concerto for Violin, Strings, and continuo in A minor
Vivaldi: Concerto for Two Oboes in D minor
Telemann: Concerto in G major for Two Violins
Telemann: Tafelmusik II: Overture, Air, Conclusion
Elmhurst Symphony Orchestra
Stephen Alltop Music Director & Conductor
Jasmine Lin violin
Emi Tanabe violin
Brandon Acker theorbo
Naomi Bensdorf Frisch oboe
Andrew Nogal oboe