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Mendelssohn, Mozart and More

  • Kevin Miura
  • Kevin Miura
  • Kevin Miura

Join us as we celebrate two of the greatest geniuses in music history. Both Mendelssohn and Mozart died far too young, but left us with some of the most beautiful, haunting, and memorable music of all time. And you will not want to miss our guest artist prodigy, Kevin Miura—what a special treat for all of us here in Adrian to witness this young musician's budding artistry.

About the Guest Artist

Kevin Miura, violinKevin Miura, violin

At just 14 years old, Kevin Miura already enjoys a busy performance schedule and is becoming recognized as a dynamic young artist. In 2016, he won Second Prize in the Junior Division of the prestigious Menuhin International Violin Competition in London, where he was also awarded the Audience Prize. He has also won the award for Most Outstanding Potential, which resulted in a loan of an amazing golden period Stradivarius. Kevin made his orchestra debut at age 8, playing De Beriot’s Violin Concerto No.9. And he has since appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras across the USA as well as England. He is looking forward to several concerts in Germany in 2017.

In 2011, Kevin was invited to perform in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and in 2015 was a featured performer on NPR’s radio broadcast From the Top and subsequently participated in a music video with Time for Three that has since gone viral. Kevin’s stories have been featured in news media such as abc7 news and OC Register, and Violin Channel has identified him as VC Rising Star. Kevin is a student of Danielle Belen at the Colburn School in Los Angeles. He also attends the Perlman Music Program during the summer and winter, studying with Itzhak Perlman. In past summers, he has studied at both Center Stage Strings and the Ishikawa Music Academy in Japan. Aside from violin, Kevin enjoys attending public middle school in California, where he has been a Principal’s Honor Roll student for earning straight As. He favorite subjects are Math, History, and Latin. Kevin is playing on 1713 Antonio Stradivari violin kindly loaned by Jonathan Moulds through the Beare’s International Violin Society.

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Program Notes

PECK: Signs of Life II

Mr. Peck, a product of the Detroit music scene in the 60s, credited "Motown and Mozart" as his primary musical inspirations. Known for his works for winds and percussion as well as strings, his compositions for orchestra have been performed thousands of times by hundreds of orchestras all over the world.

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MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E Minor

The concerto is novel in that it opens with the violin entering immediately, rather than following an orchestral preview as was typical of Classical-era works. The finale is a dazzling display of virtuosity in which the soloist covers the whole instrument and ends in a high E flat that sends the listener soaring.

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MOZART: Symphony No. 40

The Symphony No. 40 is one of only two composed in a minor key. Listeners in Mozart's day regarded certain keys as closely connected to mood or emotion. Somber feelings were attributed to minor keys in particular, and very few works at that time were written in minor keys.

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Kevin Miura, violin

PECK: Signs of Life II

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E Minor

MOZART: Symphony No. 40

Saturday, 03/25/2017 8:00 PM

Dawson Auditorium, Adrian College

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