By Asian Cultural Center Boston
The Greater Boston Asian American Youth Symphony Orchestra (GBAAYSO) will be performing their summer concert on June 15, 2013, 7:30PM, Saturday at Cary Memorial Hall, located at 1605 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA 02420. This energetic youth orchestra composed of Junior String Orchestra and Senior Symphonic Orchestra.
|The nine-month Lexington 300 celebrations just ended over the Memorial Day weekend. With many members of the GBAAYSO being students of public schools in Lexington, these young musicians of the two-year-old youth symphony orchestra will showcase their music talents and make residents of the 300-year-old historical town proud.
The upcoming summer concert program featuring Antonio Dvorak Symphony No.8, 2nd and 4th movement, Chinese Symphony Ode to the Red Flag, Chinese folk tunes: Jasmine, Dance of the Yao People. Renowned cellist Ying Jun Wei, leads the Senior Symphonic Orchestra performing the Zigeunerweisen. Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs), Op. 20, is a musical composition by the Spanish composer and virtuoso Pablo de Sarasate.
Sought after concert soloist, Ying Jun Wei has been interviewed by BBC Radio and many other magazines, newspapers. She has performed worldwide as a soloist, in such venues as the Buckingham Palace, Wigmore Hall, Jordan Hall, Tanglewood music festival, Purcell Room, St.Martin-in-the-Fields, St John’s Smith Square, also abroad in Switzerland, Japan, Mexico and China.
Ms. Wei was born in China, and showed her music talents at a young age. At 12, she commenced studying at the Wuhan Conservatory of Music and began to appear in concerts as a soloist. At 14, she won first prize in the China Cello Competition. Soon after, Ying Jun Wei was invited by the principal of Royal Academy of Music to study in London, England, where she attended the Purcell School of Music on a full scholarship and began performing in major concert halls.
|Ying Jun Wei She received full scholarship at the Royal Academy of Music with President’s Award, where she studied with world renowned Prof. Colin Carr, during which time she was privileged to perform with Yo-Yo Ma and to be invited to play for Prince Charles at the Buckingham Palace. In 2008 Ms. Wei received a Graduate Performance Degree from Boston Conservatory and has won a prestigious Artist Diploma Award for Post Graduate education (Ph.D in solo performance) at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, Mass.
The GBAAYSO is a local music group, which promotes cultural diversity and community service through outreach music performance. In addition to two concert hall performances a year, members actively participate in many music performances for the benefits of local communities. The latest events include Music For Food for Lexington Food Pantry and Bread of Live at Malden. Their spirits for music performance and community engagement have been highly recognized by our local communities.