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Sunday, May 5th • 3:00 PM

Bremerton Performing Arts Center
1500 13th St. Bremerton WA 98337

Share the celebration of local winners from our Young Artists Competition, performing live with your Bremerton WestSound Symphony! The program also features the profound “Song of Destiny” by symphonic master Johannes Brahms, and the lush sounds of Ravel’s second suite to his ballet Daphnis and Chloe. 

$28 for adults
$10 for young adults (19-29)
$5 for youth (18 & under)

2 hours

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Brahms: Schicksalslied

                featuring the Bremerton Symphony Chorale

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloe, Suite #2

With additional works performed by 2024 Young Artists Competition winners:

Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Opus 43

featuring Alec Rodriguez

Haydn: Cello Concerto in C Major, 1st Mvmnt

featuring Leah Everling

Weber: Clarinet Concerto #2, 1st Mvmnt

featuring James McCourt

Ibert: Concertino da Camera  

featuring Isaiah Beyer

Featured Soloist
Leah Everling

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Leah Everling is a junior at Gig Harbor High School and has played cello since 2nd grade. Over the past 9 years, she has been a member of the Tacoma Youth Symphony and she is currently studying with cello teacher, Mara Finklestein. Her recent successes include, winning concerto competitions with the Tacoma Jr. Youth Symphony (2023), the Bremerton West Sound Symphony (2023 & 2024 runner up); and being featured live on Classical King FM with her string quintet (The Anserem Quintet) as the showcase chamber group for the Seattle Chamber Music Society Academy.

Featured Soloist
James McCourt

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James McCourt is a junior at Gig Harbor High and plays in the Wind Symphony, Jazz and Brass Bands. James plays several instruments, but the clarinet has been his favorite since 6th grade. He has been fortunate to learn from many esteemed conductors in several Honor Bands over the last 5 years; including WIBC, WMEA All State, and PLU NW High School Honor Band. He has also enjoyed competing in the COMBMEA Solo and Ensemble contest, and will return to WMEA/WIAA State Solo and Ensemble contest for the 3rd year to compete in the Clarinet solo, Small Woodwind ensemble and Large Percussion group categories. James thanks his private teacher Dave Carson and his beloved band director, Eric Swanson for their excellent teaching and support.

Featured Soloist
Alec Rodriguez

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Alec has spent ten years now immersed in studying piano and continues to love it. At 15, his recent accomplishments include placing third at last fall's Mercer Island Russian Music Competition, performing a solo benefit recital for the North Kitsap High School choir program, and being selected to play at the upcoming WSMTA State Conference Recital. His affinity for experimenting with the musical aspects of pieces, whether shaping a single phrase or developing a unifying story, motivates him to continually stretch his skills and develop as a young pianist. He is, most importantly, grateful for the invaluable guidance and support he has received from his teacher, Dr. Irene Bowling.

Featured Solosist
Isaiah Beyer

Isaiah Beyer, 17, is a student of Bainbridge High School.

BSA Musicians

Alan Futterman 
Music Director

Gary Dahl
Associate Conductor

This Season is Sponsored by

Asche Family Designated Fund at
Kitsap Community Foundation 

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