Inspiring the Next Generation

Saturday, February 3 | 8pm                          
GMU Center for the Arts Concert Hall
Christopher Zimmerman, conductor



Tchaikovsky: Romeo and Juliet – Fantasy Overture

Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet Excerpts
                featuring the 2018 Fairfax County All-Stars Youth Orchestra

Readings by Jacob Yeh (Romeo) – James Whalen (Prince) – Sara Barker (Juliet)
Elizabeth Pierotti (Nurse) – Stevie Zimmerman (Narrator)

Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto
                 In Mo Yang, violin    

The FSO salutes the next generation of classical musicians with a special performance by string virtuoso In Mo Yang and the premiere of the 2018 Fairfax County All-Stars Youth Orchestra.  Launched in 2017, this new FSO education initiative brings together the brightest young musicians from across Fairfax County for a rare opportunity to perform side-by-side with the FSO.  These talented musicians, selected through a competitive audition process, receive personalized mentoring and coaching from FSO musicians leading up to the collaborative concert and are Fairfax County's dynamic music ambassadors.

Hailed as “one of the new generation’s most talented young string virtuosi”, Korean violinist In Mo Yang earned First Prize at the 54th International Violin Competition “Premio Paganini” – the only First Prize awarded by the competition’s jury in nearly a decade.  In Mo Yang will perform Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, playing the unique “Joachim-Ma” Stradivari of 1714, the violin used by Joseph Joachim for the premiere performance of the Brahms Concerto.

Join GMU faculty composer Mark Camphouse before the concert at 7pm for a discussion with music director Christopher Zimmerman and special guests.


This performance is generously sponsored by:


Official Hotel Sponsor of the FSO