Congratulations to NBPS 9th grade violinist Laura Gonzalez, who earned a seat in the upcoming New World Symphony Side-by-Side concert. On Saturday, April 22nd she will perform the following program in the first violin section of the renowned New World Symphony Orchestra at the New World Center in Miami.
- Rossini Overture to Semiramide
- Walton Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, mvt I
- Debussy Nuages and Fêtes from Nocturnes
- Tchaikovsky Suite from Swan Lake
After a preliminary prescreening audition video, Laura was invited to a live audition with other advanced string, woodwind, brass, piano and percussion students in grades 7-12 this past Sunday. She performed the virtuosic show piece “Malaguena” by Pablo de Sarasate with an accompanist for a panel of judges. She says she got her nerves out in the rehearsal with the accompanist beforehand so that she was calm and confident for her performance.
Under the direction of renowned conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, the New World Symphony is a professional ensemble for conservatory graduates who are preparing for careers in classical music. The New World Symphony offers three-year fellowships for orchestral study in both domestic and international venues.
We are so proud of Laura’s hard work and cannot wait to hear her perform!