FYSO Presents Impressions of China Gala Sponsored by C.T. Hsu + Associates
On Saturday, March 9, 2019, treat yourself to the ultimate gala experience with Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras for its third annual Gala, Impressions of China, held at the Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819.
This spectacular one-night-only event will include a reception and silent auction, a fabulous dinner prepared by the Rosen Plaza Hotel, and live music featuring one of the most famous orchestral works of Chinese music, Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto. Special Guest Jieming Tang, violinist, will perform the concerto accompanied by FSYO's Symphonic Orchestra led by Hanrich Claassen, Music Director and Symphonic Orchestra Director.
"We have a very special program planned for our Impressions of China Gala concert - some truly unique music. It is sure to transport you to the ancient lands of towering mountains, rolling hills and rivers of the Chinese countryside. We are excited to introduce to you violinist Jieming Tang, who will be our soloist in the Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto. This work tells the story of the legend of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, often referred to as the Romeo and Juliet of China. The work beautifully depicts their tragic love story and ends with their spirits emerging in the form of a pair of butterflies and fly away together, never to be separated again." - Hanrich Claassen, Music Director and Symphonic Orchestra Conductor
Jieming Tang has been hailed by music critics Zachary Lewis and Mark Satola as "masterful and exciting". Tang began studying the violin at the age of three with his first teacher Tian Fang in Hefei, China. In 2010, he attended the Metro Catholic School and Saint Ignatius High School in Cleveland, Ohio. He is now a third-year student at the Juilliard School of Music in New York, where he studies violin with Joel Smirnoff and Donald Weilerstein. In addition, Tang has held the position of concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of China, Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, and Handel Festival Orchestra, and assistant concertmaster of the Montclair Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival Orchestra, and Juilliard Orchestra.
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras exists to encourage children and young adults, through the practice and performance of orchestral music, to become passionate leaders, thinkers, and contributors in their local community and beyond. In its 62nd Concert Season. Today, FSYO serves almost 300 students and is comprised of seven ensembles - three symphony orchestras, one string-training orchestra, a chamber orchestra, two jazz orchestras - and two supplementary programs - Stringmania Summer Camp and Sing-Song, String-Along.
FSYO programs are carefully structured to encourage student growth with FSYO throughout their primary and secondary years. Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras full range of ensembles gives each student a place to excel with peers at a similar level, and an opportunity to collaborate with seasoned music professionals on local, national, and international levels. During summers, Symphonic Orchestra students participate in life-changing experiences of organized tours, alternating between international & national travel every other year.
C.T. Hsu + Associates is an award-winning architectural planning and design firm recognized as a past “Firm of the Year” winner by the American Institute of Architects - Florida Association. The Orlando, Fla.-based firm focuses on a mix of projects in the education, civic, transportation and mixed-use development sectors. Its multidisciplinary approach ranges from urban planning and design to architecture and interiors.