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Highland, Utah — November 3, 2012. The Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra presents its November offering, “Musical Prodigies: Youthful Works of Great Composers.”

Headlining the program will be Kit Weber in a performance of Richard Strauss’ Horn Concerto No. 1, written when the composer was 18 years old. Weber is the principal horn of the TSO and a member of the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra.

The program also features Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, with Jennifer Madsen, narrator, and the Conservatory of Performing Arts Concert Choir. George Grove of Grove’s Dictionary called the spritely overture “the greatest marvel of early maturity that the world has ever seen in music.” Mendelssohn wrote it when he was 17 years old.

Madsen, a former talent coach for Star Search and Natalie Cole’s Big Break, now serves on the music faculties of the Conservatory of Performing Arts and Pioneer High School for the Performing Arts.

Mallory Wright, harp, and Ligia Paredes, flute, will solo in the first movement of Mozart’s Flute and Harp Concerto. Paredes is principal flutist in the TSO and was formerly principal flutist for the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra. Wright holds a bachelor’s degree in harp performance from Brigham Young University and was formerly a member of HarpFusion, the world’s largest touring concert harp ensemble.

Rounding out the program will be the musicians of the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra in the fourth movement from Schubert’s Symphony No. 2 and the first movement of Mozart’s Symphony No. 1, written when the composers were 18 and 8 years old, respectively.

The Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra, with John Pew, director, is in its second season presenting great classical music and top-flight performing artists to local audiences. Other highlights planned for the season Scott Holden, piano, in an all-Tchaikovsky evening; and violinist Jenny Oaks Baker presenting a Christmas program from her new CD, Noël: Carols from Christmas Past.

Further information is available at

The TSO is sponsored in part by the Highland City Arts Council, the Lehi City Arts Council, and the Alpine Community Arts Council.

Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, 7:30 p.m. each night

Timberline Middle School Auditorium, 500 West Canyon Crest Road, in Alpine, Utah

Tickets are available at the door, at, by phone at 801-210-2466, or by sending an email to
General admission is $10.
Students and seniors are $8.
Family passes (up to five members) are $25. Attendance is recommended for those eight years of age and older.

CONCERT FLYER:  Available at this link.

John Pew
1251 East 650 North
American Fork, UT 84003
Ph: 801-473-5226

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