TSYO Side-by-Side Concert

Special Event

Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

March 10, 2019

Concert Time: 4:00 pm

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Alain Trudel, conductor
Neige DeAngellis, violin
Karen Song, violin
Theodore Deddens, piano

Bruch - Violin Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26
I - Vorspiel (Prelude): Allegro moderato
Karen Song, violin

Lalo - Symphonie espagnole, Op. 21
I - Allegro non troppo
Neige DeAngelis, violin

Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue
Theodore Deddens, piano


Beethoven arr. Longfield - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92
II - Allegretto

Mozart arr. Dackow - Symphony No. 10 in G Major, K. 74
IV - Finale: Allegro


Vaughan Williams arr. Jacobs - English Folk Song Suite
I - March in F Minor "Seventeen Come Sunday"
II - Intermezzo in F Minor "My Bonny Boy"
III - March in B-flat Major "Folk Songs from Somerset"


Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 36
IV - Finale: Allegro con fuoco

Members of the Toledo Symphony Youth Orchestras will perform side-by-side with their professional TSO counterparts. Join us for an exciting afternoon of music!

Recently appointed Music Director of the Toledo Symphony (USA), conductor Alain Trudel has been praised for his “immense talent as conductor, musician and performer” (La Presse). He is also Music Director of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Laval, Principal Youth and Family Conductor of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and Principal Guest conductor of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. Trudel was also the CBC Radio Orchestra conductor, taking the orchestra to new heights of artistic quality, as well as public and critical acclaim.

Trudel has conducted every major orchestra in Canada as well as orchestras in the UK, USA, Sweden, Brazil, Italy, Russia, Japan, Hong-Kong, Malaysia and Latin America. Trudel made his Opera de Montréal debut in 2009 in Mozart’s Magic Flute and conducted the live recording of their 30th anniversary gala. He has been a regular guest since and in March 2017 he conducted to great acclaim (“The entire audience was on its feet for another standing ovation, with concertgoers shouting “wow” and “bravo.” Rolling Stone Magazine, “The Wall Triumphs in Montréal.”  Le Figaro, Paris) the world premiere operatic version of “The Wall”. Trudel will also lead the american premiere at the Cincinnati Opera in July 2018.

Always committed to upcoming generations of musicians, Trudel was Conductor of the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2012 to 2014 and has regularly been invited to conduct the National Youth Orchestra of Canada. From 2011 to 2015 Trudel was Professor and conductor of the orchestra and opera orchestra at the University of Western and is now guess professor for orchestra and opera at the University of Ottawa.

First known to the public as “the Jascha Heifetz of the trombone” (Le monde de la musique), Alain Trudel has been a guest soloist with orchestras worldwide including Philharmonique de Radio-France, Hong-Kong Philharmonic, Austrian Radio Orchestra, Festival Musica Strasbourg (France), Klangbogen Festival (Vienna), Akiyoshidai and Hamamatsu festival (Japan). Alain is also a respected composer with performances across America and in Asia.

Alain Trudel was the first Canadian to be a Yamaha international artist, and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Virginia Parker, Charles Cros (France), Opus prize and Heinz Unger prizes. He has been named an Ambassador of Canadian Music by the Canadian Music Centre and received a Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2012.


Neige, age 14, studies under Jung-Min Amy Lee, Associate Concertmaster of the Cleveland Orchestra. Neige began formal violin studies at the age of 6 at the Cleveland Institute of Music under the instruction of Eugenia Poustyreva, and has also studied with Dr. Julian Ross of Baldwin Wallace Conservatory, and Joanne Erwin of Oberlin College, as well as the instructional faculty of the Philadelphia International Music Festival and the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, New York.

Neige has been an active member in several youth orchestras and chamber groups, beginning with the Baldwin Wallace Junior Youth Orchestra, which she performed with at age 8. She subsequently joined the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra Philharmonia Orchestra, where she attained the position of concertmaster at age 12; she won the Philharmonia Orchestra Concerto Competition and performed as soloist with the orchestra during their 2016-17 season. She currently performs with the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. Neige was named runner-up in the Lakeland Civic Orchestra Young Artist Competition in 2018, and has played with her chamber group in a master class with the Callisto Quartet. Neige enjoys playing chamber music and participates in several groups with her friends and with classmates at Hathaway Brown School, where she is a freshman. She also competes for Hathaway Brown as a member of both the j.v. tennis team and swim team.

Neige likes to share her performing talent and love of music with the community, performing informal recitals at Kendal at Oberlin on her own and participating in outreach performances through her school. Her favorite subjects at school are math and science.


Fortunately, and unlike most others, Karen has been able to study violin with her mother, Eugenia Song for the past twelve years. Whether it be at spring violin recitals or at church, Karen is thankful for the many opportunities to perform and share her music in front of a large variety of audiences. Some of the organizations she has been a part of are the Tuesday Musicale of Detroit, Metropolitan Youth Orchestra, and the Troy High Symphony Orchestra under her conductor, Alan Macnair. Ever since the third grade, Karen has been a member and co-founder of Healing Sound of Music, where she and and a group of musicians play at the American Senior Home each month. In addition, Karen loves to attend weekly visits to Beaumont Hospital, where she is part of its Bedside music program. She enjoys conversing with the patients and providing music in the cancer department. The highlights of her high school years were getting chosen as one of the winners for the Birmingham First’s Young Artists Competition and hosting a benefit concert with her best friends for Beaumont’s children cancer patients, where Karen and other students performed classical music in front of the Troy community.


Ted Deddens is seventeen years old and a home educated high school senior. He began his piano studies at age seven under Joy Malone in Owensboro, Kentucky. Ted currently studies with Catherine Rollin of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He has performed extensively for concerts, studio recitals, and solo piano recitals. Most recently, he won first place at the 2018 Metropolitan Detroit Musicians League Young Artist Competition, and third place in his division at the Carmel Klavier International Piano Competition. He received third place at the 2018 Michigan Music Teachers Association (MMTA) Concerto Competition, and won first place in the senior division of the 2018 MMTA Student Achievement Test State Finals Competition. At the Music Teachers National Association State Competition in Ohio, Ted was honored to be selected as Honorable Mention and second place winner (alternate) in 2017 and 2018, respectively. He also enjoys sharing his music at benefit concerts and senior centers. Ted has a love of singing, and was a member of the Kentucky Youth Chorale, directed by Julie White, for six years. With the Chorale, he sang on numerous occasions in different venues, including Notre Dame Cathedral in France and Canterbury Cathedral in England. Ted enjoys collaborative work, accompanying various choirs including the Kentucky Youth Chorale.









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