Beatles Concerto

ProMedica Masterworks

Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle

June 7, 2019

Concert Time: 8:00 pm

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Alain Trudel, conductor
Hannah White, violin

Copland - Fanfare for the Common Man
Goulet - Beatles Fantasy
Daugherty - Metropolis Symphony

One night only! TSO unites legends of pop culture in this light classics program. Goulet's Beatles Fantasy for violin and orchestra features the rock group's most famous songs—from British Invasion and Beatlemania to their final break-up—in gorgeous classical arrangements. Michael Daugherty's Metropolis pays symphonic tribute to the legend of Superman and all of its iconic characters.

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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.

Hannah White has been described as, “delightful…violin prodigy…brought smiles and chuckles to the audience” by Ginger Lane of Chicago Splash and "a dose of hope for the future...pure talent approaching perfection... to transport you to a magical place... a national violin virtuoso" by Milwaukee Journal's, Paul Hayes, retired, and Pulitzer Prize Winner.

Hannah, age 15, has been playing the violin seven years.  A fellow, she is in her fifth year as merit scholarship recipient and member of the Music Institute of Chicago's Academy, a pre-college training program for highly gifted musicians where she studies with MIC artist faculty members Almita Vamos and Dr. Hye-Sun Lee.  Hannah is also a recipient of the William Warfield Memorial Scholarship.

She has performed solo with many orchestras including the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Madison Symphony Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, Oistrach Symphony Orchestra, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Senior Symphony, Music Institute of Chicago Academy String Orchestra, Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra String Orchestra, and Waukesha Area Youth Orchestra.

Hannah has won at numerous competitions including 1st Place at Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) at the National, Regional, and State Level in 2013, 1st Place at Madison Youth Concerto Competition in 2012, 1st Place at Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra Senior Symphony Concerto Competition (the youngest ever to win in the 56 year history of MYSO) in 2012, 1st Place at Chinese Fine Arts Music Competition in 2012, 1st Place at Grandquist Music Competition in 2012, 1st Place at Sejong Cultural Society's Music Competition in Junior Division in 2011 and 1st Place in Elementary Division in 2010, 1st Place at Midwest Young Artists/Walgreens National Concerto Competition as Category Winner and also 1st Place as Overall Winner in 2011, Music Institute of Chicago Academy String Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2011 and in 2010, 1st place at DePaul Concerto Festival for Young Performers in 2010, 1st Place at Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra String Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2009, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Bach Double Competition in 2008, and more. Other awards and achievements include 3rd Place at Sphinx Music Competition in 2014, Semi-Finalist at 2013 Stradivarius International Violin Competition, 2nd Place at Sejong Cultural Society’s Music Competition in the Senior Division in 2013, 2nd Place at the Society of American Musicians Music Competition in 2013, 2012 and 2011, Honorable Mention at Frank Stehlik Music Scholarship Competition in Senior Division in 2012 and Junior Division in 2011, and more.

As a chamber player, Hannah’s group has won 1st Place at Jules M. Laser Chamber Competition/Society of American Musicians in 2014, 2nd Place at St. Paul String Quartet Chamber Competition in 2014, Honorable Mention Discover/Midwest Young Artists Chamber Competition in 2014, and 3rd Place at A.N. Pearl Barnett Chamber Competition in 2014, and Semi-Finalist at Fischoff Chamber Competition in 2013 and 2014.

Hannah has been a member of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra String Orchestra, Philharmonia, and made the rare jump to Senior Symphony at age 11.  She has been a member of MYSO Chamber Ensemble Program, MYSO Chamber Orchestra, Waukesha Area Youth Orchestra Sinfonettia, WAYO Chamber Orchestra, Eastbrook Symphony Orchestra, MIC String Orchestra, and has performed with members of the New World Symphony.  Hannah has participated in master classes led by James Ehnes, William Van der Sloot, Rachel Barton Pine, Christos Galieas, Ilana Setapen, Danielle Belen, Lara St. John, Thomas Rosenberg and David Taylor.

Some additional highlights of Hannah's musical career include performing solos for Governors and international Generals and Delegates, being featured on Chicago's WFMT's 98.7fm Introduction Program, MPTV Black Nouveau Program, KBS Broadcast, and various Milwaukee and Chicago Area Newspapers.  Hannah has performed at different estates for the Lake Forest Symphony Annual Galas, Martin Luther King Celebrations, MIC Annual Gala, Chinese-US Chamber of Commerce Gala, Ryerson Gala, Steinway Music Series, Music in the Loft Series, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Summer Kaleidoscope Series, Fulcrum Point and Thodos Dance Chicago, 2013 National Music Guild, Koach Group, Italidea-Midwest, University of Illinois reception, Wealth Conference, Roland Vamos book presentation ceremony, Beethoven International Project, and many more.  She has performed at businesses and corporations throughout parts of United States, synagogues, churches, weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and other social engagements.  Hannah enjoys bringing the gift of music to people!

 

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