TEF Young Artist Concert kicks off new performing arts initiative | News

THOMASVILLE—Thomasville Enjoyment Basis is kicking off a new initiative, one aimed at cultivating and producing the potential of the executing arts.

On Sunday afternoon, April 16th, at 2 p.m., TEF will present its inaugural Younger Artist Live performance, that includes lauded Georgia cellist Brandon Leonard in a one-hour recital, doing a program of will work by Beethoven, Brahms, Ginastera, and Gershwin, accompanied by pianist Dr. Toku Kawata.

The concert is totally free and open up to the general public, and a reception will abide by the functionality.

}At age 18, Leonard has by now demonstrated the expertise, capacity and determination to get to wonderful heights in the planet of classical songs, and TEF’s delivers this outstanding high university senior from Stone Mountain to the Thomasville Heart for the Arts’ intimate auditorium, positioned at 600 E. Washington Avenue.

Leonard started learning the cello in the fourth grade and was tapped early by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s Expertise Improvement Plan. Most not too long ago, he captured very first spot – and the accompanying $10,000 prize – in the junior division of the Sphinx Levels of competition, a premiere contest for gifted youthful Black and Latinx classical string players.

Among the other accolades, he has two times placed second in the Sphinx Level of competition, and, as a member of the Sycamore Trio, he gained very first prize at WDAV’s Younger Chamber Musicians Opposition, first prize in the Franklin Pond Chamber New music Competitiveness and second prize at the Fischoff Chamber Audio Competition’s junior division in 2022.

An honor college student, Leonard is a member of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra, wherever he serves as principal cellist.

“In line with a important ingredient of TEF’s nonprofit mission, the Younger Artist Concert will not only guidance Brandon in the growth of his career, but we truly feel it will also motivate community and area students to dream greater, arrive at bigger and work more difficult to pursue their education in accomplishing arts disciplines,” discussed TEF Government & Creative Director Rick Ivey.

“We consider young people today in this spot will establish with and be impressed by Brandon, and he will also lead an instructional presentation for tunes learners on Monday morning, April 17, at 9:30 a.m., at the Center for the Arts, featuring musical effectiveness, dialogue and a Q&A session,” Ivey additional.

Outside of its mission to captivate audiences with stay performances, Thomasville Entertainment Foundation also seeks to have interaction, enrich and effects the neighborhood by way of instructional occasions and packages in the course of its general performance time. New examples include October and February workshops for Thomasville and Thomas County strings college students by acclaimed musicians from the Ulysses Quartet and A Considerably Cry and a January musical theatre master class for local drama learners, led by Tony Award-successful Broadway star Kelli O’Hara.

Like the Younger Artist Concert alone, there is never a fee for any participating university or scholar involved with outreach routines. TEF’s Instruction Fund handles all bills of its prosperous and strong enrichment courses, thanks to generous neighborhood assistance.

For much more information and facts on TEF’s Younger Artist Live performance or other instructional outreach options, or to help individuals initiatives, make contact with Thomasville Enjoyment Basis at 229-226-7404 or pay a visit to TEFconcerts.com.