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Hoff-Barthelson Music School Orchestra Joined by New York Philharmonic Cellist

Sumire Kudo (photo credit: Neda Navaee)

Hoff-Barthelson Music School’s Festival Orchestra will present its winter concert on December 9. The program, under the direction of Jun Nakabayashi, will include Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture and Wagner’s Siegfried Idyl. In addition, New York Philharmonic cellist Sumire Kudo, an award-winning graduate of Tokyo’s Toho School and New York’s The Juilliard School, will join the Orchestra as a guest soloist for Hadyn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Op. 101. The Festival Orchestra is a full symphony orchestra that is reserved for high school students at the highest level of technical ability. This Orchestra was selected by the New York Philharmonic as a partner in its Philharmonic Academy Jr. program, which provides coaching by Philharmonic members. This concert will take place at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation in White Plains. For more info, visit hbms.org.

A version of this article first appeared in the December-January issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews