Julliard student to perfrom with SPO

12-year-old violinist to perform two local concerts before heading to Julliard

Alice Haekyo Lee

Alice Haekyo Lee, recently admitted to Juilliard in New York, will perform Saint-Saëns’s Violin Concerto No. 3 on Oct. 27 and 28 in Sooke and Victoria.

The Victoria Conservatory of Music student earned the chance to perform with the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra after winning first prize in SPO’s Don Chrysler Concerto Competition in April. A few months after winning the annual competition, she auditioned for the renowned Juilliard School and found out a month later that she had been accepted into the pre-college program.

“Each year, the theme of our first concert is a celebration of young performers,” said conductor Norman Nelson. “This year, we are honoured to feature Alice Haekyo Lee before she leaves Victoria for New York City and the prestigious Juilliard School.”

Also on the program for this concert is John William’s iconic Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Suite, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf (featuring string students from Victoria and Sooke), and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn.

Nelson said, “In addition to celebrating young artists in our community, it’s also fitting, especially with Hallowe’en around the corner, that this concert pays tribute to one of the world’s most famous youths — Harry Potter!”

Concert Information

Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. at Sooke Community Theatre

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2:30 p.m. at Alix Goolden Performance Hall.

In Sooke, tickets are available from the EMCS Box Office, Little Vienna Bakery, South Shore Gallery, Shoppers Drug Mart, and Wood Travel & Cruise.

In Victoria, from Ivy’s Bookshop and Long & McQuade, on the  Westshore at Tom Lee Music and in Metchosin at the Metchosin Country Store.

For more information contact: Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra

info@sookephil.ca

250-642-2849

sookephil.ca

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