Nov. 29, 2005
The Youth Orchestras program of the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music will present a concert on Sunday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Avenue. The concert is free and open to the public.
The concert will include performances by the Youth Symphony, conducted by Joseph Shufro, the Philharmonia, conducted by Jungho Kim, and the Siouxland Symphonette, conducted by Thomas Miller. Selections will include the overture from Gioacchino Rossini’s opera “La gazza ladra” and Stravinsky’s Suite No. 2 for Small Orchestra.
Martha Councell, adjunct instructor of music at Morningside and instructor for the academy, will perform as guest soloist with the Youth Symphony, playing Cecile Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra, Op. 107.
Shufro is associate professor of music at Morningside College and instructor of cello for the academy. He is principal cellist for the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, where he has appeared as soloist and guest conductor.
Kim is instructor of violin and director of the Early String Program for the academy. He also serves as education director for the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra.
Miller is director of orchestras and a women’s show choir for the Sioux City Community School District. He is principal bass for the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra and performs with the Sioux City-based organization Rockestra.
The Leo Kucinski Academy of Music opened in the fall of 2004 and focuses on private instruction, monthly workshops, and performance classes for student musicians from beginner to high school. The academy also directs the three youth orchestras of the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra including the Youth Symphony, for the most advanced musicians, the Philharmonia, for middle school, high school, and advanced elementary school musicians, and the Symphonette, for beginning and intermediate violin, viola, cello, and bass players.
For more information, contact the Jill Wilson, director of the Leo Kucinski Academy of Music at (712) 274-5357.