April 16, 2010
The Youth Orchestras of the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music will present a spring concert at Morningside College at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 25, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave.
This event is free and open to the public.
The concert will include performances by the Siouxland Youth Symphony, Siouxland Philharmonia and Siouxland Symphonette. The Siouxland Youth Symphony’s performance will feature the winners of the Siouxland Youth Symphony Soloist Competition: bassoon soloist Kelly Jacob from Winnebago, Neb., and vocalists Autumn Knipp and Nicholas Anderson, both sophomore music majors at Morningside College.
The Siouxland Youth Symphony is conducted by Joseph Shufro; the Siouxland Philharmonia is conducted by Dr. Dan Auerbach and assisted by Jessica Horsley; and the Siouxland Symphonette is conducted by Jungho Kim and assisted by Heather Schmedinghoff.
Shufro is an associate professor of music at Morningside College, cello instructor for the Kucinski academy, and principal cellist for the Sioux City Symphony. Auerbach is associate principal violinist for the Sioux City Symphony and teaches at Morningside College. Kim is the associate conductor and education director for the Sioux City Symphony.
The Leo Kucinski Academy of Music serves musicians from the age of 4 through adults. Young musicians from Sioux City and surrounding communities rehearse with the Youth Orchestras on Monday evenings on the Morningside College campus. In addition to managing the Siouxland Youth Orchestras, the academy provides private instruction on all band and orchestral instruments, including guitar, piano and voice. It offers monthly workshops, performance classes and early string group classes, and it also administers the Bishop Heelan Catholic School String Program.