Saturday, Jun 17, 2017
7:00 PM
Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall
Dr. Ernest Pereira, Director
Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra (NC)
Emmanuel Chabrier: 
España, Rhapsody for Orchestra

Jules Massenet: Ballet Music from Le Cid

Manuel de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo

Joaquín Turina: Orgía from Danzas fantásticas, Opus 2
Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra (NC)
Cristian Grases, Guest Conductor
Alberto Grau: La Doncella
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
María Guinand, Guest Conductor
Alberto Grau: La Avispa Brava (WORLD PREMIERE)
Featuring Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International
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Participating Ensembles:

Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra

Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra

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Dr. Ernest Pereira
The Symphony Guild of Charlotte Endowed Chair and Conductor of the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestras, Dr. Pereira has vigorously improved and expanded the two ensembles over the past twenty years, leading the CSYO in performances at Charlotte's Festival in the Park and Summer Pops at Symphony Park, as well as the prestigious venues of Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, SC, and Carnegie Hall in New York, NY. He has guest conducted the Charlotte Civic Orchestra and has appeared on several local chamber music series as either a violinist or conductor. For a number of years, Dr. Pereira was featured at the Charlotte Symphony's annual Youth Festival, conducting the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as well as the combined professional and youth orchestras. He currently co-directs, with Dr. Nitsch, the Fun with hamber Music program for youth at Queens University. Students from his orchestra and private teaching studio have gone on to major in music at noted conservatories and universities, including the Cleveland Institute of Music, the Juilliard School, University of Texas at Austin, the Yale School of Music, the Peabody Institute at the Johns Hopkins University, Oberlin College, North Carolina School of the Arts, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Vanderbilt University.

 A native of South Africa, Dr. Pereira received his early training in violin in Pretoria from Walter Mony and Alan Solomon and holds Teacher and Performer Licentiates from the University of South Africa. He studied in this country with David Cerone, graduating as valedictorian from the Cleveland Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Music degree in 1981 and a Master of Music degree in 1982. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Texas in 1987, studying with Vincent Frittelli. Dr. Pereira served as Concertmaster of both the Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra as well as the University of Texas Orchestra and conducted the University of Texas String Project Orchestra. Since 1985, Dr. Pereira has been a member of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared frequently as a soloist and chamber musician in the United States, South Africa and Namibia and has soloed with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra and the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. He believes strongly in educating young musicians and maintains an active and successful violin studio.

 About the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra

The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra is a core educational component of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. The Youth Orchestra program offers nearly 200 students in the greater Charlotte area a unique opportunity to study under and perform with professional symphony musicians. Open to musicians in grades 8-12, the Youth Orchestra season runs from summer camp in August through June. The groups perform an average of six concerts per year, one on stage performing side-by-side with the Charlotte Symphony. The Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra has performed at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in South Carolina, the Atlas Theater in Washington, DC and at Carnegie Hall.