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Concerto winners perform at fall concerts of the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County

Youth Orchestra of Bucks County concerto competition winners Audrie Przybylski of Doylestown and Daniel Han of Newtown will be featured soloists during YOBC’s fall concert series, taking place at 8:00pm on Saturday, November 18th at Maple Point Middle School and at 4:00pm on Sunday, November 19th at Delaware Valley University.

In addition, YOBC’s junior and intermediate ensembles will hold a concert at 2:00pm at Maple Point Middle School on Saturday, November 18th.

Audrie, a senior at Central Bucks West High School, will perform Charles-Auguste de Beriot’s Violin Concerto No. IX, a piece that combines classical elegance with technical virtuosity, at the Saturday evening concert with YOBC’s 44-member orchestra, Philharmonia.

A student of Lee Snyder for the last seven years, Audrie joined YOBC during her sophomore year.

She is a leader in her school orchestra and select ensembles, and she has performed on stages both locally and internationally.

Daniel Han, a senior at Council Rock High School North, will play Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 3 during the Sunday afternoon concert, which features YOBC’s top-tier Symphony Orchestra.

First picking up the bow at age six, Daniel studies today under Joyce Lin and participates regularly in music festivals and competitions sponsored by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA).

He joined YOBC in 2010 while in fifth grade and has been a member of the organization’s highest-level Symphony Orchestra since 2012, as well as its Honors String Quartet during the 2016–17 season.

In addition, Daniel is concertmaster for Council Rock North’s orchestra and has led an honors string quartet there for three years.

YOBC’s concerto competition, which took place in June, yielded a third winner, Rachel Schodowski, a junior at Neshaminy High School, who will perform Paul Creston’s Concerto for Marimba & Band with YOBC’s Fanfare Winds in the spring concert on April 29th, 2018. Rachel, who is also a member of the Delaware Valley Wind Symphony, is the first percussionist to win the competition in the 23 years it has taken place.

In addition to the larger orchestra performances, fall concertgoers will enjoy hearing pieces by several of YOBC’s chamber ensembles in the lobby prior to all three concerts.

Tickets for all of the performances are available at the door. For more information on the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County visit www.yobc.org.

PHOTO CAP: Rachel Schodowski