Sunday, May 7th • 3:00 PM
North Point Church
1779 NE Hostmark Street, Poulsbo, WA 98370
Bremerton WestSound Symphony hosts its annual Rising Stars Showcase, featuring eight students from our Young Artists Competition held earlier this spring.
Includes light reception afterwards.
Cash donations at the concert will benefit Central Kitsap Food Backpacks 4 Kids.
Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 31, No. 2, Allegretto Featuring Cyrus Yan
Mendelssohn: Lost Illusion Op. 67, No. 2 Featuring Clarence Yan
Saint-Saëns: Cello Concerto No. 1, A minor, 1st Movement Featuring Maggie Niven
Liszt: Transcendental Etude No. 2 Featuring Damaris Harvey
Vaughan Williams: Selections from Songs of Travel:
The Vagabond, Let Beauty Awake, The Roadside Fire, Bright is the Ring of Words
Featuring Jack Burrows
Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op.2, No. 2, 1st Movement Featuring Ruth Harvey
Chopin: Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 Featuring Hannah Harvey
Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1, G minor, 1st Movement Featuring Arlea Forbes-Prater
Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F Major Featuring Damaris Harvey
Mozart: Se vuol Ballare from The Marriage of Figaro
Donizetti: Come Paride Vezzoso from L'elisir D'amore Featuring Jack Burrows
Click here to download full concert poster
Cyrus Yan is 14 and from Bainbridge Island. He has been learning the piano since he was five. Cyrus feels very fortunate that he has been taught by great piano teachers such as Dr. Irene Bowling, Dr. Jennifer Hammill and Alexandra Tsirkel, who help him transcend hitting the keys to expressing music. He has been awarded top prizes in the Seattle Bach Festival, the Russian Chamber of Music Competition, and other local competitions. In addition to playing the piano, Cyrus loves playing all kinds of sports and video games and is on the Bainbridge High School Sailing and Track team. Cyrus would like to thank his parents and piano teachers and is grateful to be able to play with the Bremerton Westsound Symphony.
Clarence Yan is 10 and from Bainbridge Island. Clarence had a rocky start with his piano journey. He started piano lessons when he was five, but was quickly fired by his first piano teacher. One year later, he restarted piano lessons with Dr. Bowling and hasn’t been fired yet. Clarence was awarded the top prizes in the 2021 Seattle Classical Viennese Festival and the 2022 KMTA Elementary Piano Competition. Clarence enjoys reading books, playing video games, and creative writing. Clarence is honored to be performing today.
Maggie Niven, 17, lives in Silverdale. She began studying cello at the age of 5. Maggie currently studies with Dr. Jared Ballance of Ballance Talent Education in Seattle. As a military child, Maggie has had the opportunity to play in orchestras all over the country including Rhode Island All-State Orchestras, Rhode Island Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Las Vegas Youth Orchestra, Las Vegas Honor Orchestra, All-Virginia Orchestra, and most recently Washington All-State Orchestra. Maggie also enjoys Chamber Music and was able to study at the Oregon Suzuki Institute Chamber Music Camp last summer. Maggie is also an incredible artist and recently had a sculpture featured in the Poulsbo Verksted Gallery. She runs cross country for North Kitsap High School and has been a state competitor for the past two years.
Damaris Harvey is grateful for opportunities to learn and perform the piano. She has been taking piano lessons for nearly a decade, and has been a student of Dr. Bowling for almost five and a half years. She also enjoys playing the violin, practicing Spanish, and being outdoors.
Jack is ecstatic to sing in the Rising Stars concert! As a sophomore at Pacific Lutheran University, Jack is currently pursuing his degree in vocal performance. He has recently sung in many ensembles, including the Choir of the West, Christ Church Choir, Byrd Ensemble, and Radiance. His recent stage performances include Dr. Dulcamara in L'elisir d'amore and Sergeant of Police in The Pirates of Penzance. He hopes you enjoy the show!
Ruth Harvey is thankful for the opportunity to learn to play the piano. She has been taking lessons for seven and a half years; over three and a half of them have been with Dr. Bowling. She is homeschooled and also likes reading books and being outside
Hannah Harvey is thankful for the opportunity to learn to play the piano. She has been taking lessons for almost ten years, of which over three and a half years have been with Dr. Bowling. She is homeschooled, and enjoys listening to classical music and being outdoors.
Arlea Forbes-Prater is a 17-year-old violinist based in the Pacific Northwest. Arlea grew up in a musical family and was exposed to many different genres at an early age, including classical, folk, bluegrass, swing, jazz, and others. She began taking violin lessons when she was 3 years old from Katherine Davies, with whom she continues to study. Arlea also sings, and is a self-taught pianist and guitarist. In the past, she has played with the Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra (BIYO), been a soloist with the Poulsbo Community Orchestra, and won first place in the KMTA performance competition and the National Swing Competition in 2022. Arlea avidly enjoys playing pieces from the classical and romantic period, among her favorite composers being Mozart, Bruch, Mendelssohn and Chopin. As well as studying performance, she also pursues her interest in composition and arrangement which she hopes to study further in college.
This Season is Sponsored by
The A.Y. Petter
Family Donor Advised Fund