Saturday, March 30, 2013

Jack Ashton's Young Artist Chamber Players in Cedar City on April 13, 2013

You are invited to a free public concert with these exceptional string students from the Salt Lake City area.  Saturday, April 13, at 4 p.m. at St. Jude's Episcopal Church, 70 N. 200 West. in Cedar City.

YACP program pieces:
Concerto Grosso op 6 no. 7 by Handel
Concerto for 4 violins by Vivaldi
Alleluia by Alan Hovhaness
Suite for Strings by Rutter
Calypso Jam by Dean Marshall

Cedar City Suzuki Strings pieces:
Short Bow Jig
Bile the Cabbage
Hungarian Dance #5 by Brahms

Combined Groups:
Andante Festivo by Sibelius

Invite family and friends.  These young people give a high quality performance. 

Jack Ashton’s Young Artist Chamber Players in Free Spring Performance

The YOUNG ARTIST CHAMBER PLAYERS, a group of talented high-school string
players from the Salt Lake City area, are performing on Saturday, April 13, at 4:00 p.m. at St. Jude’s Episcopal Church, 70 North 200 West. The concert includes Concerto Grosso op 6 no. 7 by Handel, Concerto for 4 violins by Vivaldi, Alleluia by Alan Hovhaness, Suite for Strings by Rutter and Calypso Jam by Dean Marshall.

The group is collaborating with the Suzuki Strings of Cedar City on Andante Festivo by Sibelius. Suzuki Strings also performs Short Bow Jig, Bile the Cabbage and Hungarian Dance #5 by Brahms.  Concert admission is free and the public is welcome.

The Young Artist Chamber Players (YACP) was founded by Jack Ashton in 1985. Ashton is a member of the Utah Symphony, and recently retired from teaching at Olympus High School. He wanted to give excellent string players along the Wasatch Front a chance to participate in a quality chamber orchestra. In 1988 the orchestra was incorporated and a Board of Directors appointed.

Through the years, the YACP has enjoyed many wonderful playing opportunities. In addition to their regular concerts, the orchestra has been invited to perform as part of the Governor’s concert series, in the Lobby fest at the Utah Symphony, Side-by-Side concerts with the Utah Symphony and in concerts with Pro Musica and Jubilate. For the past nine years YACP has performed with Utah recording artists Marshall McDonald and Steve Nelson in a Christmas concert/fund-raiser for the Utah Food Bank. The most recent concert was attended by over 1000 people. They also make an annual bus tour to perform at venues in Utah or Idaho.

Membership in YACP has become so popular that it has grown into a family of four string orchestras with members from elementary through high school. YACP remains a high achievement for these young players, who must audition for a place in the orchestra.

The Young Artist Chamber Players are supported by grants from the Utah Arts Council; the National Endowment for the Arts; the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts, and Parks Program; and many volunteers.

More information: Sara Penny, 435-586-2286 or