November 11, 2008
Webster University Symphony Orchestra Presents a Concert entitled “A New Prodigy”
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Webster University Symphony Orchestra, in its 41st season, presents a concert featuring Dominic Cheli, “a new prodigy.” The Orchestra is under the direction of Allen Carl Larson. This season is Conductor Larson's 36th season and will be his final season. As such, this years musical offerings are the "Conductor's Favorites."
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Grieg: Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra, With Dominic Cheli, piano soloist
Dvořák: Symphony No. 9
Sunday, Nov. 16, 2008, 7 p.m.
Community Music School of Webster University, 535 Garden Ave.
$10 general public, $5 seniors (over 60) Tickets are purchased at the door. Free to students with current ID.
Call the Webster University Orchestra Office at 968-7040 or 968-7128.
Dominic A. Cheli, 15, has been playing the piano for nine years. He studies with Zena Ilyashov through the Community Music School of Webster University. Cheli has received numerous scholarships: the Arden and Harry Fisher Piano Scholarship, the Gregory C. Courtney Scholarship and the Buder Scholarship. At age 14, Dominic performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Gateway Festival Orchestra. In 2008, he was a featured performer on the following classic radio shows: “From the Garden, LIVE!” Kansas Public Radio, and the nationally recognized From the Top, which was broadcast November 3rd over 250 radio stations across the nation. Dominic was also the 3rd place winner in the National MTNA Junior Baldwin Piano Competition and the 2nd place winner and Audience Prize winner in the International IIYM Piano Competition.
In addition to solo performances, Dominic plays chamber music in Webster University’s Pre-College Music Preparatory Program and is an avid concert-goer.