Two piano concertos for youth orchestra concerts

Zixu Qin and Owen Wang will be the stars of the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra shows Saturday when they step up to the piano for concertos.

Zixu Qin and Owen Wang will be the stars of the Coquitlam Youth Orchestra shows Saturday when they step up to the piano for concertos.

Qin will perform Prokofiev’s Piano Concert No. 3 with the senior CYO group at 2:45 p.m. while Wang will play Mozart’s Concerto No. 16 in D with the intermediate ensemble at 1:15 p.m.

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The juniors, who hit the Evergreen Cultural Centre stage at noon with conductor Lucia Roh, will play arrangements of Slavonic Dance No. 1 Op. 46 by Dvorak as well as Symphony No. 4 by Brahms, Thunder and Lightning Polka by Strauss and Christmas Comes Again in About Three Minutes as arranged by Mark Weston.

On the intermediates program are Beethoven’s Leonora Overture No. 3, Girl with the Flaxen by Debussy and Sleigh Ride by Anderson.

And the seniors group is tackling Rimsky-Korsakov’s Capriccio Espagnol and A Most Wonderful Christmas. The latter two ensembles will be conducted by violist Reg Quiring.

Visit cyobc.ca for tickets. 

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