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April 19, 2011 > Symphony's Children's Concerts

Symphony's Children's Concerts

Submitted By Susan L. Rose

The Fremont Symphony Orchestra presented its annual free Children's Concerts on March 22 and 24 in Fremont and Milpitas. More than 3500 children attended the concerts. Featured performers were Hilda Huang, 14, piano, in Fremont and Stephen Waarts, 14, violin, in Milpitas. Both Hilda and Stephen are Young Artist winners in the Symphony's Young Artist Competition.

Another highlight of the concert was the winners of the Young Composer Competition, run by Fremont Unified School District every year. Each child writes a musical composition and seven winners were chosen this year. Those compositions are orchestrated by Mark Volkert, a professional orchestrator, and played by the orchestra.

Young Composer winners in Fremont are:

Rahul Swaminathan - Ardenwood School - 4th grade
Athena Lim - Chadbourne School - 5th grade
Liberty Forster - Warm Springs School - 6th grade
Tyler Zhu - Harvey Green School - 5th grade
Mitch Wexler - Mission San Jose School - 6th grade
Katie Chen - Parkmont School - 6th grade
Malar Kumarappan - Weibel School - 5th grade

For more information about the Children's Concerts, call the Symphony office at (510) 371-4860 or email

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