The Soloist Among Us

IU Health La Porte Hospital
Classic Concert

The orchestra will celebrate youth, diversity and triumph. This concert will feature the 15th Annual Sphinx Competition winner in a solo performance along with highlighting the talents of symphony musicians with a performance of Stravinsky's chamber orchestra work Dumbarton Oaks. The orchestra will celebrate the inaugural season with an encore performance of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5.

LACKEY Overture of the Season
STRAVINSKY Dumbarton Oaks
VIVALDI Summer (Four Season)
PIAZZOLLA Verano Porteno (Summer-Four Seasons) Danielle Belen, Violin
TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

Funding for this concert is also from:   Michigan City Enrichment Corporation & the Paul's Foundation

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If you cannot attend the Sunday Concert, you can enjoy the entire performance on Saturday

Portage Township Live Performance - Saturday, March 16th - 7:00 pm
Portage High School, 6450 U.S. Hwy 6, Portage IN 46368 Click here for More Information

Danielle Belen, Violin
Sphinx Competition Winner, Soloist

Winner of the 2008 Sphinx Competition and Naxos recording artist, Danielle Belen has soloed with symphonies across the U.S. including the Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco Symphonies, the Boston Pops, and the Florida and Cleveland Orchestras. Zachary Lewis from the Cleveland Plain Dealer wrote "Violinist Danielle Belen... captivated every ear with an assured, impassioned performance of Ravel's "Tzigane," knocking off the daunting showpiece as if it were a trifle." She has recently enjoyed working with conductors such as Franz Welser-Mostt, Robert Spano, Keith Lockhart, Yehuda Gilad and Carl St. Clair.

A graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music and the Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, Ms. Belen is now on faculty at the Colburn School. With a growing violin studio of her own, and also teaching assistant to renowned pedagogue Robert Lipsett, she loves to work with young aspiring talent. She enjoys teaching master classes and leading community engagements across the country in conjunction with her professional performance appearances. Ms. Belen was recently appointed as Concertmaster of the New West Symphony and has also appeared as soloist with the orchestra. She is the founder and Artistic Director of Center Stage Strings, a summer camp and performance festival for gifted young musicians in Three Rivers, California. The camp attracts students and seasoned artists from around the world, including cellist Lynn Harrell, who will perform as part of the 2012 Festival.

Ms. Belen plays on a 1709 Allessandro Gagliano violin from the Mandell Collection of Southern California.  For more information on Ms. Belen visit: www.belenviolin.com

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Daneille Belen - Solo Recital/Master Class

Monday, March 18 - 12:00 p.m., LSF Building, Room 144, Purdue North Central, Westville Campus.
Admission free but seating very limited; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 219.785.5719

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Also on Sunday, March 17 enjoy another musical festivity:

Classical Gas with Rich Ridenour & Steve Brook
La Porte Civic Auditorium Sunday, March 17 - 6:00 pm

Tickets & information:  La Porte Community Concert Series