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Posted March 02, 2019 | Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra (BSO)
With Music Director & Conductor Mario Alejandro Torres
presents REBELLION! at Bainbridge Performing Arts
Saturday, April 13 @ 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, April 14 @ 3:00 p.m. +
Pre-Concert Chat Sunday, April 14 @ 2:15 p.m.

This April, Maestro Mario Alejandro Torres and the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra present a program dedicated to a pair of composers who have stood bravely against oppression and canalized the importance of this message through their masterful works. Received with great acclaim at their premieres, Sibelius’ Finlandia and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7 in D minor lived on to establish a legacy that immortalized the composers. The program will also showcase Emily Jeeho Park, winner of Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s 2019 Young Artist Concerto Competition in a performance of Grieg’s Piano concerto in A minor, Op. 16.

Mario Alejandro Torres is a conductor, teacher, and performer native to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Currently based in Seattle, Washington, Mr. Torres made his Benaroya Hall conducting debut in collaboration with Maestros Ludovic Morlot and David Alexander Rahbee in an exciting concert with the University of Washington Symphony Orchestra. For the past two years, he has served in a conducting fellowship with the Seattle Symphony, assisting Maestro Morlot in collaboration with artists such as Hilary Hahn and John Luther Adams. As the Music Director of Poulsbo Community Orchestra, he has brought a new and exciting sound to the ensemble. Outside of the United States, he has conducted performances with the Eddy Snijders Orchestra in Paramaribo, Suriname, and in his hometown with the professional Chamber Orchestra of San Pedro Sula, and Victoriano Lopez School of Music Choir.

BSO’s 2019 Young Artist Concerto Competition winner Emily Jeeho Park began her piano studies at the age of six-and-a-half and has been studying under Dr. Sasha Starcevich since the age of eight. She made her orchestral debut as a soloist with the Orquesta Filharmónica de la Universidad de Alicante, Spain at age 13. A top prize winner in many competitions, including the Solo and Concerto divisions of the Eastside Music Teachers Association Scholarship Competition, the Chopin Northwest Competition, the Washington State Solo and Ensemble Contest, the Music Teacher National Association Competitions, and the Seattle Young Artists Music Festival, Emily was also awarded third prize at the 2017 ENKOR International Music Competition. More recently, she performed as a soloist with the Seattle Youth Symphony at Benaroya Hall as the winner of the 2018-2019 SYSO Concerto Competition. Additionally, she performed and was interviewed twice on air in a broadcasting of Classical King FM’s Northwest Focus Live as a finalist in the 2017 and 2018 Young Artist Awards. She has had the honor of working with renowned artists such as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, John Perry, Boris Slutsky, and Ilana Vered.

Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra presents REBELLION! on April 13 and 14, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:00 p.m. A pre-concert chat is offered on Sunday, April 14 at 2:15 p.m. Tickets, $21 for adults, and $18 for seniors, students, military, and teachers, may be purchased online at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206.842.8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Avenue North, Bainbridge Island. Each youth receives free admission when accompanied by a paying adult thanks to the BSO’s “Youth in Music Initiative” funded by Wicklund Dental. BPA Box Office hours are 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and one hour prior to each performance. Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s 2018 – 2019 four-concert classical series concludes on June 8 & 9, 2019.

Bainbridge Performing Arts extends special thanks to Media Sponsors Classical KING FM 98.1 and KCTS 9 – Public Television and Community Sponsors Carly’s Rolling Bay Café and Wicklund Dental. BPA is supported, in part, by Bainbridge Community Foundation, the City of Bainbridge Island, and One Call for All. Bainbridge Performing Arts is pleased to offer an “Open Doors” program. Free and reduced-cost tickets to most events are available to community members in need through our partner Helpline House thanks to a grant from the Mabee Family Foundation. Please contact the BPA Box Office at 206.842.8569 or Helpline House to reserve tickets today.

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