The Tehachapi Symphony, under the baton of Dr. David Newby, will perform at 4 p.m., Sunday, May 15 at Country Oaks Baptist Church, 20915 Schout Road. The concert will also be broadcast live on Facebook.
Winner of this year’s Young Artists Contest, Deanna Buringrud, will perform “Ballade” by Frank Martin.
Buringrud is an American flutist whose passion is to improve the connection between musicians and their communities. In each of her performances, she strives to convey the essence of what each musical collaboration means to her. He received his bachelor’s degree in flute performance from Arizona State University, where he studied with Dr. Elizabeth Buck. Her main teachers and influences include Dr. Elizabeth Buck and James Walker.
Buringrud has experience as a soloist, chamber musician and orchestra musician. He has performed on several occasions with Professor and Soloist James Walker, who is in the faculty of the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles. In 2016, he performed with the Los Angeles Flute Guild at the National Flute Association Convention in San Diego. In addition to performing at several of his own recitals, he has performed at various local venues, including the NASH in Phoenix.
Buringrud has performed and been a member of the Arizona State University Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, and Philharmonic. Within these ensembles, his favorite performances include the commission of John Mackey’s “Places We Can’t Go Away” at the University’s National Association of Band Conductors Conference in February 2019 and the “Mass “by Leonard Bernstein in December 2018.
John Knowles Paine’s overture to Shakespeare’s As You Like It and Symphony No. 4 in the major of Felix Mendelssohn.
After the concert, members of the public will be able to meet the winner of the Young Artist competition, as well as the director of the symphony and the musicians.
Admission is always free to the community. For more information on the concert, call 661-821-7511 or go to tehachapiorchestra.com.
Karen Budai is with the symphony.