STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic is set to continue the 54th concert season with a performance this weekend.
The regional youth symphony orchestra concert will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the Palace Theatre at 61 Atlantic St. in Stamford. The Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic encompasses seven performing ensembles and includes nearly 200 student musicians who are selected by audition and hail from more than a dozen towns in Fairfield and Westchester Counties.
In this 2013-14 concert season, Music Director and Principal Conductor Christian Capocaccia, takes the podium to conduct Young Artists Philharmonic, the flagship orchestra performing advanced concert repertoire. The second concert of the season will feature Capocaccia at the baton for Schumann’s Concerto in A minor, Opus 54 featuring 16-year-old piano soloist Dean Deng.
Deng began to play the piano at the age of 7. Since 2006, he has studied piano with Maria Asteriadou, entering the Precollege Division of the Manhattan School of Music in 2007. He has won the Grand Prize at the 2013 International Virtuoso Competition, as well as prizes at the New Jersey Young Pianist Competition, the Long Island Conservatory Concerto Competition, the Queens Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition, and the Steinway Scholarship Competition. He is the recipient of the Rosetta Goodkind, Diane Flagello, and Constance Keene scholarship awards at the Manhattan School of Music.
Also performing will be Young People’s Symphony, the organization’s upper-intermediate full orchestra under the direction of Gloria Sinaguglia, Young String Ensemble, SYAP’s string orchestra for intermediate level players led by Barbara DiFranco, and Young Artists Wind Ensemble, conducted by Gerard Reuter.
General admission tickets are $25 and are available in advance at the Palace Theatre Box Office before the concert, by phone at 203.325.4466, or by visiting the SCA Live website .