The Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven & Nielsen featuring Yukie Ota and Yaegy Park – Friday, February 19 at Miller Auditorium


For their fourth show of the 2015-2016 Symphonic Arrangement, The Kalamazoo Ensemble Symphony presents Beethoven and Nielsen. Yukie Ota, our own one of a kind key woodwind and YouTube sensation, will play out Nielsen’s Woodwind Concerto and Yaegy Stop, 2015 Stulberg Worldwide String Rivalry Gold Medalist, will play out Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Maestro Raymond Harvey will close the program with Beethoven’s cherished Ensemble No. 6.

Written in 1926 for Holger Gilbert-Jespersen, Carl Nielsen’s Woodwind Concerto stays a standout amongst the most prevalent woodwind concertos. Motivated by the Copenhagen Wind Quintet’s execution of Mozart, Nielsen set out to compose a concerto for every individual from the quintet. Tragically, because of his weakness, he just finished a woodwind and an oboe concerto.

Prokofiev formed his first violin concerto amid 1917- – a gainful year in which he likewise finished the Traditional Orchestra, third and fourth piano sonatas, and Dreams Outlaws for piano. His Violin Concerto No. 1 consolidates two beforehand created areas. Prokofiev formed the opening tune in 1915 amid his relationship with Nina Mescherskaya and the rest of the developments were roused by a 1916 Holy person Petersburg execution of Karol Szymanowski’s Myths by the violinist Paul Kochanski. Nathan Milstein championed the concerto and it has consequently turned out to be one of the best perceived violin concertos.

To close the program, the Kalamazoo Ensemble Symphony will perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Peaceful (Orchestra No. 6). Beethoven invested a lot of energy strolling in nature. With a specific end goal to accomplish more noteworthy mental clarity, he frequently left Vienna to form in rustic areas. Finished in 1808, Beethoven’s 6th orchestra contains the hints of nature. In spite of the fact that the music contains particular automatic components, Beethoven viewed his 6th as “more the declaration of feeling than painting.” Containing some of his most tuneful and unwinding music, Beethoven’s Orchestra No. 6 has earned an exceptional spot in the hearts of music significant others.

ABOUT THE Craftsmen

Raymond Harvey

This season Maestro Harvey commends 17 years as Music Chief of the Kalamazoo Ensemble Symphony. He already held the top post at the Fresno Philharmonic (California), Springfield Orchestra (Massachusetts), and El Paso Musical show (Texas).

Maestro Harvey has showed up as visitor director with huge numbers of America’s driving ensembles, including those of Philadelphia, Atlanta, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Wild ox, Detroit, New Orleans and Minnesota, and in addition the New York Philharmonic’s Youngsters’ Shows and the Boston Pops. He has additionally had engagements with the Maggio Musicale Ensemble of Florence, Italy, the Pusan Orchestra of South Korea, and the National Orchestra Symphony of Costa Rica. He consistently executes as a piano player, both in ambiance music and as musician/conductor in works of Gershwin, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff.

Notwithstanding his dedication to Kalamazoo, Dr. Harvey has been named a Partner Teacher at the College of Houston, where he serves as Music Chief of the Moores School of Music musical drama office. His operatic collection is broad, including top choices, for example, Carmen, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, La Boheme, Turandot, and Aida; and in addition the all the more once in a while played out The Delegate, The Assault of Lucretia, and Samson and Delilah.

The Kalamazoo people group keeps on grasping Raymond Harvey through valuation for his convincing exhibitions and drawing in addresses.

Yukie Ota

In 2014, Yukie Ota won second prize in the Carl Nielsen Universal Woodwind Rivalry. She got to be distinctly acclaimed when a butterfly arrived on her temple amid the opposition and she kept on playing without giving the butterfly a chance to effect her execution. Known as “Madame Butterfly,” her video was seen more than two million circumstances on YouTube. Yukie additionally got the Symphony Prize, Group of onlookers Prize, and the Youngsters’ Jury Prize from the opposition. Prior in 2014, she won the “Recently Appointed Work” Prize at the 36th yearly Youthful Craftsman Rivalry amid the National Woodwind Affiliation Tradition. In 2011, she won first prize in the Chicago Woodwind Club Solo Craftsman Rivalry.

As a youthful craftsman Yukie was welcome to take an interest in music foundations and had the chance to perform at understood celebrations around the globe, for example, the Musica Riva Celebration in Italy, the Music Celebration in Oviedo Spain, and the Kyoto Music Institute in Japan. Moreover, she was welcome to take part in the Verbier Celebration Symphony in Switzerland directed by Valery Gergiev, The Pacific Melodic Celebration in Japan led by Riccardo Muti and Fabio Luisi, and the Incheon & Expressions Celebration in Korea led by Chung Myung-Whun.

In 2011 Yukie Ota was selected foremost woodwind of the Kalamazoo Ensemble Symphony. As an instrumental player, she periodically executes as a substitute flute player at the Chicago Ensemble Symphony, Ravinia Celebration and the Osaka Philharmonic Symphony.

Yukie got her Graduate degree from DePaul College School of Music in Chicago, where she concentrated under Mathieu Dufour, vital flute player of the Chicago Ensemble Symphony.

Yaegy Stop

Violinist Yaegy Stop was conceived in 1997 in Houston, Texas. She started violin learns at age three, and had her first show at age four as a Houston Youthful Craftsman. In 2008, Yaegy was named a Jack Kent Cooke Craftsman and performed on the NPR appear From the Top. Throughout the following couple of years, she won top prizes in rivalries, for example, the American Protege Worldwide Rivalry, the Universal Russian Turning Kids’ Music Rivalry, the Global Virtuoso Rivalry, the YWCA New York Music Rivalry, LISMA Global Rivalry, the NY Chamber Players Rivalry, and the Blount-Slawson Youthful Craftsman Rivalry.

Yaegy is likewise an ardent chamber artist, having won rivalries in the chamber division at the KRB NY Global Music Rivalry and the Crescendo Worldwide Music Rivalry. She was as of late named a Youthful Expressions Champ of 2015. At present, Yaegy goes to Juilliard Precollege contemplating with Catherine Cho. She is an individual from the Establishment for the Restoration of Traditional Culture.

Date-book Posting

Kalamazoo Ensemble Symphony presents

Symphonic Arrangement

Beethoven & Nielsen

Raymond Harvey, Conductor

Yukie Ota, Woodwind

Yaegy Stop, Violin

For their fourth show of the 2015-2016 Symphonic Arrangement, The Kalamazoo Ensemble Symphony presents Beethoven and Nielsen. Yukie Ota, our own one of a kind vital woodwind and YouTube sensation, will play out Nielsen’s Woodwind Concerto and Yaegy Stop, 2015 Stulberg Universal String Rivalry Gold Medalist, will play out Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Maestro Raymond Harvey will close the program with Beethoven’s cherished Orchestra No. 6.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Mill operator Assembly hall

Tickets: $60 – $24

Understudy and Veteran ticket rebates accessible

For tickets, visit, call the KSO Film industry at (269) 349-7759 or call Mill operator Assembly hall Ticket Office at (269) 387-2300.

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The Kalamazoo Ensemble Symphony gets significant support from the Irving S. Gilmore Establishment, the Kalamazoo People group Establishment, the National Enrichment for Expressions of the human experience, and the Michigan Committee for Expressions and Social Undertakings. The Kalamazoo Ensemble Symphony additionally gets liberal support from other nearby, state and national establishments, and also private and corporate support. For more data, visit


Established in 1921, the Kalamazoo Ensemble Symphony is Southwest Michigan’s chief melodic association, giving melodic advancement to more than 80,000 grown-ups and youth every year. The third-biggest expert symphony in the express, the KSO has won various honors and allows, including the Met Life Grant for Expressions Access in Underserved People group, the National Gift for Human expressions for its broad training programs, and a noteworthy Portage Establishment give to establish its imaginative Craftsman in-Living arrangement program.


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