Three area students will be featured soloists with the Cherokee Symphony during their Young Artists concert on Sunday, April 1, at 4 p.m., at the Cherokee Community Center.
These talented young musicians were the winners of recently held auditions.
Haley Boone, daughter of Greg and Shari Boone of Sioux Center, is currently in the eighth grade. She plays percussion and piano, as well as the violin. She enjoys vocal music, band and jazz band in school. She began her studies on the violin eight years ago at the age of six. For the past four years, she has been studying violin with Dr. John Thompson, associate professor of music at USD. She was a finalist in both the 1999 and 2000 South Dakota Symphony Young Musician Competition. Haley has been a member of the Northwest Iowa Symphony Orchestra since 1996. This past summer, she attended the International School for Musical Arts located near Niagara Falls. During the Young Artists concert in Cherokee, she will be playing "Concerto for Orchestra in D Major," by G.F. Handel and "Symphony Espagnol," by Edouard Lalo.
Laura Frerichs, daughter of Paul and Jacquie Frerichs of Worthington, Minn. has selected "Piano Concerto in A Minor," by Robert Schumann. She is currently a junior at Grinnell College. Laura began studying piano at the age of eight in Worthington, Minn. and she participated in the National Guild Auditions from 1990-1998. In the fall of 1998, Laura began attending Grinnell College where she studied under Rachel Taylor during her freshman and sophomore years. In the summer of 1999, she participated in a Chicago master class and workshop conducted by professors Karri Shaw and Edmund Battersby at Indiana University. This past fall Laura began studying with professor Eugene Gamb.
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