The Long Island Youth Orchestra will present the final concert of its 52nd season with a performance on Sunday afternoon, June 8 at 2 p.m. at Walt Whitman High School’s Performing Arts Center at 301 West Hills Rd. in Huntington Station.
Scott Dunn, music director, will conduct LIYO in an impressive afternoon of orchestral music and soloists. Featured soloists include graduating senior and violinist Kaitlyn Shin of Jericho, who will perform the third movement of Saint-Saens Violin Concerto No. 3.
Shin has been the concertmistress of the Long Island Youth Orchestra since the fall of 2012. She has participated in consecutive LISFA and NMEA All County music festivals for seven years, has been a member of LIYO for five years, and was assistant principal violinist of the most recent New York All State Symphonic Orchestra.
Currently a student of Nam-Sook Choei Lee, Shin was accepted into the pre-college division of the Manhattan School of Music in 2012, where she studied under Julie Becker for a year. In the summer of 2011, Kaitlyn was the winner of the Festival Concerto Competition at the LIU Post Chamber Music Festival and performed as a soloist with the Festival Chamber Orchestra at Tilles Center.
While she practices her violin, which she started playing from the age of six, she also keeps herself busy following her numerous academic passions as an outstanding student. She attended Columbia University’s Science Honors Program for three years, won various local, state, and national science research competitions throughout high school, and most recently was named one of 40 nationwide finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search, in which, with the other finalists, she had the honor of meeting President Obama. Currently in her senior year at Jericho High School, Kaitlyn plans to attend Stanford University.
Tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. They will be available one hour prior to the concert in the lobby of Tilles Center. To reserve tickets in advance, please e-mail LongIslandYouthOrchestra@gmail.com For further information call 516-299-3174, or visit www.liyo.org.