IFAA and Centennial Students Among Rising Stars Performing with Meridian Symphony
Christian Nielsen (left) and Julia Caven (right) will perform in Rising Stars.
April 20, 2017
– Two West Ada School District students will perform alongside the Meridian
Symphony on Saturday, April 22 at the Centennial High School Performing Arts
Center. This special Rising Stars concert highlights talented young musicians
in the Treasure Valley.
Four students, of the nearly 20 whom competed in the 2017
Young Artists Competition, were chosen to perform solos in this concert.
Christian Nielsen, a student at Idaho Fine Arts Academy
(IFAA), has played the piano for eight years. He is the accompanist for the
middle and senior high school choir at IFAA, and plays with the chamber music
program. Nielsen will play Prokofiev’s challenging Concerto No. 1 in D-flat
Major at the Rising Stars concert.
Centennial High School student Julia Caven began her musical career by playing
the violin before switching to the viola. She performs in the Centennial High
School Orchestra and with the Boise Philharmonic Youth Orchestra. Caven will
perform the first movement of Bloch’s Suite Hébraïque for viola and orchestra
at the Rising Stars concert.
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