At Sunday, April 22nd’s Symphony concert, audiences will be treated to an outstanding performance of Alexander Arutiunian’s Concerto for Trumpet by GTCYS’ Young Soloists Concerto Competition winner, Quincy Erickson.
After investing months of practice in this concerto, Quincy is “unbelievably excited to walk onstage as the featured soloist.”
Quincy enjoys the plethora of contrasting musical styles, diverse dynamics and expressive phrasing in this piece. Not only does Arutunian’s Concerto for Trumpet present a delightful challenge for the soloist, but it’s fun for the whole orchestra as well.
Under the direction of artistic director Mark Russell Smith, this concert will also feature Michael Abels’ kaleidoscopic Liquify, Johann Strauss’ effervescent overture to Die Fledermaus, and episodes from Bernstein’s On the Town. Audiences will also be treated to a special performance by GTCYS’ Philharmonia East with conductor Mary Sorlie.
A senior at Eden Prairie High School and avid musician in the Twin Cities, Quincy also performs with Minnesota Youth Jazz Band’s Jazz Ensemble I and the No Limits Brass Choir. Quincy has been in GTCYS for three years and fully appreciates the well-rounded, educational experience of performing in an orchestra.
“It’s very important to be able to play with an orchestra in addition to a wind ensemble. I have learned lessons from GTCYS that I could have never learned had I just played in band.”
In addition to this, Quincy is incredibly thankful for the opportunity to tour Germany, Hungary, and Poland with Symphony in June, where he’s beyond excited to fulfill his lifelong dream to see Berlin Philharmonic perform.
Symphony Concert: Young Soloist in the Spotlight
with Philharmonia East
Sunday, April 22 at 7:00pm
St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church
900 Stillwater Road
Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Tickets: $6 – $10 in advance; $10 – $14 at the door
Purchase online, at the door, or call 651.291.1144