Schenectady Symphony Orchestra Concert 3 – The Age of Nationalism (1918-1959)

Saturday, March 11, 2023

The MainStage at Proctors hosts special guest Eujeong Choi, winner of the Empire State Youth Orchestra 2022 Concerto Competition, with Shostakovich’s “Concerto for Violoncello in Eb Major,” along with Copland’s “John Henry” and Sibelius’ “Symphony No. 5” in Eb Major.

And don’t miss the pre-concert talk with Eujeong Choi and Artistic Director/Conductor Glen Cortese at 6 p.m. in the Fenimore Gallery! It’s an excellent way to learn more about the music and an opportunity to ask Glen and Eujeong questions about the performance. All are invited to attend.

Run time: 2 hours.
Tickets are $15 – $22. Children Under 18 free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Eujeong Choi, 16, is a junior at Niskayuna High School and a cello major at Juilliard Pre-college. She currently studies under Amy Barston and Dr. David Bebe. Eujeong was principal cellist in the El Camino Youth Symphony Camerata Orchestra and the San Jose Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra until 6th grade, and also played in the pit for the Los Gatos Ballet Company’s production of “The Nutcracker.” After her family moved from California to New York, she became the principal of the Empire State Youth Repertory Orchestra (ESYO) during 7th grade and has been the Principal/Assistant Principal for the ESYO Symphony Orchestra since the 8th grade.

Her notable achievements include winning first place in the New York Laureate International Music Competition (2021), Prima Volta Music Competition (2021), American Protegé International Music Talent Competition (2021), and Empire State Youth Orchestra Lois Lyman Concerto Competition (2022). She was also a finalist in the New York Classical Music Competition (2021) and a two-time finalist in the Uel Wade Scholarship Competition. Eujeong has performed solos at the Weill Hall in Carnegie and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

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