Let’s celebrate our talented youth!

Join Maestro Simeone Tartaglione

and Newark Symphony Orchestra

tomorrow Sunday, May 15th at 3pm.

Newark High School

Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

and music performed by 2021

Betsy L. Kent Youth Concerto Competition winners.

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This past summer, Genna was accepted into the Spotlight on Opera program, where she performed the role of The Princess (L’enfant et les sortileges), in scene studies as Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare), and was featured in their concerts. This year, she has been cast as Alcina in Francesca Caccini’s La liberazione di Ruggiero at the University of Delaware.

In her choral pursuits at the University of Delaware, she has been a member of University Singers, Schola Cantorum, and Chorale, of which she is presently a member. She was selected to take part in a 12-day choral residency at Cambridge University in the winter of 2022.

Gabriela Salvador-Riera is a 10th grade vocal and strings major at Cab Calloway School of the Arts in Wilmington. She began playing violin at age six in Valencia, Spain, and has been studying with Julianne Murphy Ruiz at the Music School of Delaware (MSD) since 2015. Gabriela is an alum of the Sphinx Performance Academy at the Curtis Institute in 2018, 2019, and 2021, and at Cleveland Institute of Music in 2020; She is a two-year recipient of the SPA X-Factor Award, and in 2019 was awarded the prestigious Sphinx MPower Grant to continue her studies in the Honors Program at Music School of Delaware. This past summer she participated in the 2021 Heifetz PEG Institute, where she studied with Francesca dePasquale. In 2021, Gabriela was selected as one of ten participants of the inaugural national cohort of Fortissima, an artistic and leadership development program for high school-age young women in classical music at the Colburn School, where she is mentored by Karla Donehew-Perez of the Catalyst Quartet. Gabriela is a 1st violin in the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra (PYO) for the 2021-22 season. Since 2020, Gabriela has been a PMAY artist, and that year was named a Coastal Concerts Scholarship winner.

At the Music School of Delaware, Gabriela was concertmaster of the Delaware Youth Symphony Orchestra (DYSO) for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons, under the direction of Maestro Simeone Tartaglione. She was named winner of the 2020 DYSO Concerto Competition, and was 1st Runner-up in the 2021 Delaware Concerto Competition for Young Musicians. She was also a 2020 and 2021 recipient of the MSD Honor Award and Merit Scholarship, and winner of the Estella Hillersohn Frankel Violin Scholarship Competition.

See You Soon @ the Symphony!

Collaboration with MOXART

Featuring Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3, Op.30

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2, Op.19

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, K.467

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