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Jeannie Yu Featured in “Rhapsody and Romance: Legends of the Piano” Concert May 5, 2019

Jeannie Yu was awarded first prize in the Frinna Awerbuch Piano Competition, the Flint Symphony International Concerto Competition, the Portland Symphony International Concerto Competition, and the Kingsville Piano Competition.  She earned the prestigious Gina Bachauer Memorial Scholarship Award, a full scholarship for a Master’s Degree program… Read More »Jeannie Yu Featured in “Rhapsody and Romance: Legends of the Piano” Concert May 5, 2019

Todd Levy Featured in “Copland and Levy: American Masters” Concert March 31, 2019

Principal clarinet of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra and participant in the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, three-time Grammy Award-winner Todd Levy has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, the Mostly Mozart Festival, with the Israel Philharmonic, and at the… Read More »Todd Levy Featured in “Copland and Levy: American Masters” Concert March 31, 2019

Program Notes: “Passion, Beauty, and Light” Symphony Sundays – March 25, 2018

Festival City Symphony: March 25, 2018 | Notes by Roger Ruggeri © 2018 Gabriel Fauré May 12, 1845; Pamiers, France November 4, 1924; Paris Pavane, Opus 50 Quintessentially French, Fauré’s compositional style is particularly refined. His music, often said to be the reflection of French civilization… Read More »Program Notes: “Passion, Beauty, and Light” Symphony Sundays – March 25, 2018

Program Notes: “Thanksgiving Promises” Symphony Sundays – Nov. 12, 2017

Festival City Symphony: 11/12/17 Program Notes by Roger Ruggeri © 2017   William Walton (1902-1983) Spitfire Prelude and Fugue A revered mid-20th-century English composer, Walton celebrated the spirit of his homeland with music of rhythmic drive, contrapuntal textures, brilliant orchestration and long melodic lines. He… Read More »Program Notes: “Thanksgiving Promises” Symphony Sundays – Nov. 12, 2017

Welcome Lynn Roginske

Festival City Symphony welcomes Lynn Roginske as new host of the Symphony Sundays “Children’s Program Notes.” This pre-concert activity introduces children to the music they are about to hear. Ms. Roginske is a music educator, pianist and singer. On the faculty at the Wisconsin Conservatory… Read More »Welcome Lynn Roginske