Two chamber music ensembles from South Middle School were selected to perform at Lincoln Center as part of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Young Ensemble Program. The annual concert took place in the Daniel and Joanna S. Rose Studio at Lincoln Center on May 23.
A trio of eighth graders, featuring Joy Yang and Sidney Wong on violin and Jillian Chang on cello, performed “String Trio in g minor” by Alexander Borodin. A pair of cellists, featuring seventh grader Victoria Lin and sixth grader Erin Wong, performed “Sonata for Cello Duet in G Major” by Jean-Baptiste Barrière.
This is the tenth time in eleven years that South Middle has won representation at the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Young Ensemble Program. “There was heavy competition throughout the tri-state area, and we are very proud of all our students,” said Alan Schwartz, department chair for music at South Middle.
The Young Ensembles Program, sponsored by the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, is open to students in grades 6-8. Winning ensembles receive professional coaching by Chamber Music Society artists, and perform in the culminating concert at Lincoln Center.