Giving back to the community through beautiful music

THE PROGRAM

Unfinished Symphony - Schubert

Howl's Moving Castle - Hisaishi

The Butterfly Lovers - Chen & He
Will Samorey, Violin

Gymnopedies - Debussy/Satie

 

THE DETAILS

Will Samorey, Violin
The Butterfly Lovers

David Carrillo, Guest Conductor

Sunday, February 27 – 3:00 PM
Golden Valley Lutheran Church
5501 Glenwood Avenue - Golden Valley

Tickets $20 | Children/Students 18 and under Free

(Tickets available online and at the door)

Will Samorey

A native of Des Moines, Iowa Will Samore began playing piano at the age of four and began studying violin in elementary school. While in high school, Will became a two-year Iowa All-State Orchestra musician and section principal at which time, he was also asked to be the Assistant Concertmaster of the Buena Vista University Orchestra Festival in California. Will continued his violin studies while attending City High School in Iowa City with local Des Moines violinists, including Donald Sieburns and Jim Brauninger.

While attending the University of Iowa and studying with Annette-Barbara Vogel, Will chose to follow her to the University of Western Ontario (UWO) to continue his studies. Will held various principal violin and concertmaster positions with UWO's symphony orchestra, opera and musical programs and graduated with a B.A. in Music with honors in Violin Performance. Other teachers included Won-Bin Yim, Yehonatan Berick, Vasile Beluska, Stacey Woolley and Jonathan Sturm.

Professionally, Will has performed with numerous professional and community orchestras, including concertmaster positions with Jersey Productions, Seven Hills Symphonietta and engagements with the Clermont Philharmonic; International Symphony Orchestra; Middletown Symphony Orchestra; and Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra. Currently, Will is a permanent member of the Quad Cities Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, and is a frequent substitute with the Des Moines Symphony. Will continues to perform solo and chamber music recitals in the Des Moines area.

Will proudly performs on #34 the "Falcon", a custom-made violin by 3rd generation violin maker Jennifer Becker. Will is also the proud owner of bows made by Roger Zabinski, Lee Guthrie, and Robert Taylor.

 

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David Carrillo

Born and raised in Costa Rica, Jose David Carrillo Silliezar comes from a musical family. Starting on the violin at the age of four under his mother's instruction, he was also shaped early as a conductor by his father, a choral conductor himself.

While finishing schooling in Costa Rica and working for the Universidad de Costa Rica, David was also an active performer, giving solo and chamber recitals in Costa Rica, Italy, El Salvador, Peru, Panama, Nicaragua, and across the United States.

David holds an undergraduate degree in violin performance from the University of Minnesota and is currently finishing a master’s degree in orchestral conducting and violin performance at the same institution. David is currently studying with Dr. Mark Russell Smith and Sally O’Reilly and is also working for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphony as a staff musician and instructor.

This will be David's first appearance with the Golden Valley Orchestra as guest conductor. When David is not busy conducting or playing his violin he enjoys cooking, playing chess and hiking around the many lakes in the Twin Cities area.

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