Pau-Wa-Lu spring concert to feature young violinist

Violinist John Scott will be the featured soloist when the Carson Valley Violin School presents its Spring Concert 2006 4 p.m. Sunday at Pau-Wa-Lu Middle School, 701 Long Valley Road, Gardnerville. The performance, which is co-sponsored by Friends of the Carson Valley Youth Orchestra, is open to the public without charge.

John, a junior at Dayton High School and a student of the Violin School for the past 10 years, will be heard in the first movement of Mozart's "Violin Concerto in G Major," accompanied by the Carson Valley Sinfonia. He is looking forward to a career as a symphony musician and, beginning in September, has been accepted to study with Philip Ruder, Concert Master of the Reno Philharmonic and Reno Chamber Orchestra.

The Sinfonia's program will include the finale of Haydn's "Symphony No. 25 in C Major," "Folk Tune and Fiddle Dance" by Percy Fletcher, and the premier performance of Conductor, John O'Neill's, "An Americana Medley." The composition takes a new look at four of America's all-time favorite tunes: "Yankee Doodle," "You're a Grand Old Flag," "Columbia the Gem of the Ocean" and "Dixie." For the past 11 years, O'Neill has been a recipient of an "ASCAP Plus" award from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for his educational compositions and arrangements. His music may be seen and heard on his Web page at:

The Carson Valley Violin School was founded by John and Nelle O'Neill in 1992 with a grant from the Carol Franc Buck Foundation of Incline Village and the assistance of the Douglas County School District and Recreation Department. The school, now in its 14th year, offers instruction on all orchestral string instruments to students of all ages. For information on the school or concert, call 267-3495.


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