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AYCO & AYSO In Concert - November 19, 2017

American Youth Concert Orchestra & Symphonic Orchestra
November 19, 2017  I  3:00pm
W.T. Woodson High School


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American Youth Concert Orchestra

J.D. Anderson, conductor

BEETHOVEN      Coriolan Overture, op. 62
TCHAIKOVSKY  Nutcracker Suite (excerpts)
DEL BORGO       Hatikvah
STRAUSS            Radetsky March

American Youth Symphonic Orchestra

Nell Flanders, guest conductor
Christopher Jewell, bassoon

MUSSORGSKY   Night on Bald Mountain
WEBER                Concerto for Bassoon in F major, Op. 75
BORODIN            Symphony No. 2 in B minor

About the Guest Artist

Christopher Jewell is the Assistant Principal Bassoonist of the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra.  He also regularly performs with the Eclipse Chamber Orchestra, Post Classical Ensemble, Wolf Trap Opera Company, and the Chesapeake Chamber Orchestra.  He has previously served as Principal Bassoon of the Missouri Chamber Orchestra and has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Richmond Symphony, New World Symphony, and Aspen Festival and Chamber Orchestras.  Mr. Jewell has appeared as a soloist with ensembles at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago and at the Missouri Music Educators Association Convention.  As a clinician and adjudicator, he has presented masterclasses at schools throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as James Madison University and the University of Missouri and has served as a judge for the MTNA Woodwinds Competition.  Mr. Jewell coaches woodwinds for the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras and was recently named Adjunct Professor of Bassoon at Catholic University.  He also maintains a vibrant private studio from which students have gone on to study at schools such as Carnegie Mellon and The Juilliard School.

An avid chamber musician, he has performed at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Georgetown University’s Friday Music Series and has been featured on WETA’s Front Row Washington.  Mr. Jewell earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia where he studied with Barbara Wood and Edward Dolbashian.  He continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music with Patricia Rogers, Principal Bassoonist of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.