The concerts, which take place on Saturday, March 23rd will showcase trumpeter Andrew King and violinist Caitlin Williams. The concerts take place at Maple Point Middle School, Langhorne at 2:00pm (Junior/Intermediate Divisions) and 8:00pm (Advanced Division).
The soloists will perform in the evening concert. Tickets will be available at the door.
Andrew King, a senior at Neshaminy High School, will be performing “Sonatina for Trumpet” by Keith Kennan with the YOBC Wind Ensemble.
Andrew has been playing trumpet for seven years. He has participated in Neshaminy High School’s Wind Ensemble, Orchestra, Jazz Band, and Marching Band for the past three years where he received the sophomore music award. This past school year Andrew also performed in Neshaminy’s all-student pit orchestra for “The Phantom of the Opera.”
In 2012 he performed in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) All-State Wind Ensemble and this year he has been selected to play in the PMEA All-State Orchestra in April.
Caitlin Williams is a homeschooled senior who lives in Morrisville, and is the concertmistress for YOBC’s Symphony Orchestra. She will play the “Intermezzo” from “Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21″ by Edouard Lalo.
Caitlin has been playing the violin since age five, two years after she began piano lessons. In addition to violin and piano, Caitlin plays guitar, clarinet, and percussion. She sings alto and soprano in the Princeton Area Homeschool Choir. She has been involved with YOBC since her family returned to the area in 2005.
Caitlin has performed solos for events at Cairn University; at her church, Westerly Road Church in Princeton, NJ; and other regional events.
YOBC creates opportunities for young musicians to achieve artistic excellence through enriching classical music experiences. Currently over 260 students each year, in grades 3–12, representing 27 school districts in Bucks and surrounding counties, come to YOBC every week to hone their skills and achieve their musical goals.
In over 20 years, YOBC has enriched the lives of over 1,500 students.
For more information contact Office Manager Diana Nolan at 215-945-5105. Also visit their website at www.yobc.org.
PHOTO CAPS: 1. Andrew King
2. Caitlin Williams