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					Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra
      Georgia Ekonomou, conductor

 Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony
        Scott A. Stewart, conductor

Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
         Richard Prior, conductor

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   wEdnESdAy, fEbRuARy 16, 2011, 8:00 P.m.
          Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra
Introduction and Allegro                Joseph bodin de boismortier
                                           arr. Robert d. mccashin

Lullaby                                               william hofeldt
                                                             (b. 1951)

Persian Passage                               Jeremy woolstenhulme
                                                          (b. 1974)

            Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony
Americans We (1929)                                   henry fillmore
                      Richard Prior, conductor

English Dances, Set ii, op. 33 (1951)               malcolm Arnold
   i. Allegro non troppo                                (1921–2006)
   ii. Con brio                            transc. maurice Johnstone
   iii. Grazioso
   iV. Giubiloso—Lento e maestoso

          Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
Overture from Italian in Algiers          Gioachino Antonio Rossini
                  Scott A. Stewart, guest conductor

Adagio of Spartacus and Phrygia            Aram ilyich Khachaturian

Montagues and Capulets                   Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev
 from Romeo and Juliet                                  (1891–1953)

         Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra

t    he Atlanta Junior chamber orchestra (AJco), under the
     leadership of director Georgia Ekonomou, is a fifty-piece string
orchestra composed of the top sixth- through ninth-grade musicians
in the Atlanta area. now in its fifth season, the orchestra has received
recognition for its musical excellence and provides an exciting
opportunity for young musicians. Students benefit from weekly
rehearsals, which include sectionals with professional musicians in the
Atlanta area. the orchestra regularly performs with the Emory youth
Symphony orchestra at the Schwartz center.

Georgia Lambros Ekonomou, conductor
                       Georgia lambros Ekonomou, a native Atlantan,
                       has a bachelor of music education degree from
                       northwestern university and a master of music
                       education degree from Georgia State university.
                       Additionally, she studied conducting at the
                       conductor’s institute in South carolina under
                       harold farberman and donald Portnoy.
                         Ekonomou has been an orchestra director for
thirty-one years. before going to the Paideia School, she taught at the
lovett School in Atlanta. while at lovett, the lovett chamber orchestra
performed at the 1990 mEnc national conference in washington, d.c.
her lovett orchestras also performed at the Georgia music Educators
conference in Savannah (1997) and at the international Association of
Jazz Educator’s conference in Atlanta (1997). She currently conducts
three orchestras at Paideia. under her leadership, the Paideia chamber
orchestra performed at Alice tully hall in lincoln center (2005), Jordan
hall in boston (2007), and at the Ryman theater in nashville (2009).
   As a violinist, she performs with the Atlanta opera orchestra and has
performed with the woman’s Jazz orchestra of los Angeles, the Atlanta
ballet orchestra, the Emory chamber Players, and other ensembles in
the Atlanta area. in 1991, she was awarded lovett’s woodward Award
for excellence in teaching. in January 2009, she conducted the florida
All-State Junior high honors orchestra.

             Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony

t    he Atlanta youth wind Symphony (AywS), founded in 1988, is the
     premier honor wind ensemble for Atlanta-area high school youth.
the ensemble provides a positive performance experience for advanced
instrumentalists in wind and percussion. the AywS rehearses and
performs collegiate- and professional-level original wind band literature
composed over a wide span of stylistic compositional periods.
   the AywS performs four concerts annually at Emory and has
participated in commissioned compositions, premieres, and tours. Guest
composers, conductors, and soloists of national renown are invited
regularly to perform with the students. the group releases a compact
disc compilation annually. they have performed at carnegie hall
in new york, the midwest clinic in chicago, and the Georgia music
Educators State in-conference in Savannah. in spring 2006, the AywS
hosted the Greater dallas youth orchestra wind Symphony and returned
the exchange in march 2007 with a concert in dallas. in April 2008
they presented a concert at the music Educators national conference
biennial convention in milwaukee and were the guests of the university
of milwaukee youth wind Ensemble during their visit. the AywS will
perform at Alice tully hall at lincoln center for the Performing Arts in
new york city in April 2011.
   the AywS is composed of approximately eighty students in these
areas: flute/piccolo, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, bass clarinet, contrabass
clarinet, alto/tenor/baritone saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone,
euphonium, tuba, percussion, piano, harp, and string bass. membership
is drawn from approximately fifty different high schools in Atlanta
and surrounding counties. in addition, students have traveled from
as far as warner Robins, Augusta, and Rome, Georgia, to participate.
membership is by audition, and students are required to be enrolled in
their own school music programs.

Scott A. Stewart, conductor
                  Scott A. Stewart is the director of wind studies at
                  Emory university, where he joined the faculty in
                  1999. he is the music director and conductor of the
                  Emory university wind Ensemble and the Atlanta
                  youth wind Symphony, and he teaches courses in
                  wind band literature and history, conducting, and
                  film music.
                      Stewart has a bachelor of music education degree
and a doctor of music degree in conducting from the Jacobs School of
music at indiana university, and a master of music degree from the
butler School of music at the university of texas at Austin.
   Stewart is an active guest conductor, teacher, clinician, author, speaker,
and saxophonist. he is the on-air host of 90.1 wAbE’s Summer Winds
radio program, and he is a passionate advocate for the arts in education.

           Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra

f   eatured on the nationally broadcast From the Top, national Public
    Radio’s program dedicated to the most outstanding young musicians
in the country, the 100-member Emory youth Symphony orchestra
(EySo) has performed at Spivey hall, with guest soloists from the
Atlanta Symphony and San francisco Symphony orchestras and has
appeared in concert with Emory’s string quartet in residence, the Vega
String Quartet. orchestra members are from the Atlanta area in grades
nine through twelve. it is conducted by award-winning composer and
conductor Richard Prior, director of orchestral studies at Emory, and
receives regular sectional instruction from Emory’s Atlanta Symphony
orchestra artist affiliates and other area professionals. the orchestra
performs three concerts each school year in the Schwartz center. for
more information, visit

Richard Prior, conductor
                      Award-winning conductor and composer Richard
                      Prior’s musical training began in his native England,
                      where he received a bA with high honors from leeds
                      university and an Amusd degree in conducting and
                      composition from nottingham university. his
                      performances have been reviewed in the professional
                      press as having “stirring conviction,” “precision,”
                      and “stylishness and flexibility,” with one article
citing the “meteoric rise” of ensembles under his direction. Prior’s principal
teachers and mentors include Sir Simon Rattle, James Paul, william laRue
Jones, Robert Pascall, and James fulkerson. Previous faculty appointments
include oklahoma State university (oSu), Southeastern louisiana
university, davidson college, franklin & marshall college, and St.
catherine’s college (oxford university), where he was the 1997 visiting
fellow in music. currently he serves as director of orchestral studies at
Emory and holds the Edward Goodwin Scruggs chair. he is also music
director and conductor of the Rome Symphony (Georgia).

   Prior was a selected participant in the 2001 Pierre boulez Professional
training workshop at carnegie hall (new york) and the 2002
conductors’ workshop of America. he was the recipient of the oSu
2003 wise-diggs-berry faculty Award for teaching Excellence in the Arts
and the 2004 Golden torch faculty Award for outstanding Scholarship,
leadership, and Service. in 2008, Prior won the harvey Philips Award
for Excellence in composition, presented at the cincinnati conservatory
of music for his work diversions. he was the 2009–2010 recipient of
Emory university’s winship faculty Award.
   in demand as an adjudicator and clinician, Prior has conducted
numerous honor and all-state orchestras and at festivals and conventions.
he has led a variety of professional consortiums from the new york
Philharmonic, chicago Symphony, Atlanta Symphony, and minnesota
orchestra. Prior has made guest appearances in concerts with the
charlotte Symphony, the new orleans civic Symphony, the tulsa
Signature Symphony, the Rome Symphony orchestra, the national
orchestra of ukraine, the odessa Philharmonic, and the wilmington
Symphony orchestra (delaware). he holds professional memberships in
the American Symphony orchestra league, the conductors Guild, bmi,
the Georgia music Educators Association, the national Association
for music Education, Phi mu Alpha Sinfonia, and Kappa Kappa Psi.
Prior is a founding member and past president of the college orchestra
directors Association (codA), South central division.
   highly active as a composer, Prior’s music has been performed, recorded,
and broadcast widely in Europe and north America with works featured
at national conventions and international festivals. he was composer in
residence for the 2003 Association for music in international Schools festival
(AmiS) at the hague in the netherlands; his work for orchestra, Cimarron
Portrait, was premiered at the 2003 midwest convention. the Concertino
for Horn and Wind Ensemble was featured at the 2004 regional cbdnA
conference in Atlanta with horn virtuoso Eric Ruske. the AywS premiered
icarus at the 2005 midwest convention, a work subsequently selected
for performance during the 2007 national conference of cbdnA at the
university of michigan. Recent performances include The Darkening Land
with the AywS and clarinet virtuoso Richard Stoltzman, and the Pulitzer-
nominated choral-orchestral work Stabat Mater at Emory, the subject of
a PbS special aired in September 2009. his string quartet intimations of
immortality was premiered by the Vega String Quartet on Emory’s flora
Glenn candler concert Series. The Darkening Land was a featured work
at the international clarinet Association’s 2009 international convention
in oporto, Portugal. Prior’s Symphony no. 3 will receive its premiere on
march 3, 2011, with the Emory university Symphony orchestra.

         Atlanta Junior Chamber Orchestra
ViOLin                             ViOLA
brittany Adams (home School)       Anya fredsell (decatur )
Emma Anderson (chamblee mS)        Amanda hamilton
lara brewer (waldorf)                (haynes bridge mS)
Amanda burns (chamblee hS)         Edward henderson (decatur )
Alex chang (northview hS)          Ellery Koelker-wolfe (Paideia)
lia caldwell (Rising Starr mS)     Anna morris (Paideia)
Aomeng cui (chamblee mS)           Graham owen (Paideia)
Anna figueroa (Paideia)            lizzy Sandlin (AiS)
Eliot harrison (Paideia)
Austin hattori (home School)       CELLO
thomas hoover (heritage)           Andrew Abbot (Paideia)
Anna levine (woodward)             Ahanu banerjee (Renfroe mS)
ian maurer (chamblee mS)           Kelly dong (haynes bridge mS)
devon morris (Peachtree mS)        liam ferguson (chamblee hS)
Erin Pitts (chamblee mS)           mitzi okou (druid hills )
Jenna Sands (Galloway)             hannah Shute (chamblee mS)
Elizabeth Sosnoff (waldorf)        Anna Sosnoff (waldorf)
ian thomasson (cumberland)         cole Sullivan (Paideia)
James tiernan (heritage)           Joe wyman (waldorf)
Anna-maria triea (AiS)             STRinG BASS
dana wilson (lithonia Adventist)
                                   Alexandra barbar (druid hills)
harry wyman (waldorf)
                                   michael walden (Paideia)
crystal young (home School)
Jennifer yu (GAc)
Jacob zeldin (Paideia)

             Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony
FLUTE                                BASS CLARinET
Amy caputo (Grayson)                 david hwang (Alpharetta)
maryalice hall (madison county)      tyler moore (Allatoona)
Sarah balch (Alpharetta)             Patrick Smith (Stephenson)
Emily turner                         claire harville (lakeside)
  (George walton Academy)
Alex clay (Starr’s mill)             ALTO SAXOPHOnE
bo lee (davidson fine Arts magnet)   lydia hanie (Starr’s mill)
Sudarshan muralidhar                 Alex Pappas (north Springs)
   (Johns creek)                     John Reimer (lakeside)
Jada washington (campbell)           drew naber (mcintosh)
                                     chris lombardo (decatur)
Rachel corbitt (South forsyth)       TEnOR SAXOPHOnE
da lee (Sprayberry)                  Alex hedaya (woodward Academy)
Sarah Kingsley (chamblee)            brett wilmot (Parkview)
Allison Rye                          BARiTOnE SAXOPHOnE
   (deKalb School of the Arts)
                                     matt crisman (Alpharetta)
Sandra bailey (home School)
                                     tanner forbes (brookwood)
haley Strauss (Starr’s mill)
                                     Kelsey hutson (harrison)
madeline miller (home School)
                                     Alex lutz (woodward Academy)
Adham hamilton (forsyth central)
                                     david Sidlow (lakeside)
CLARinET                             dylan lambeth (decatur)
michael wang (walton)                britney deRosa (South forsyth)
Scott Park (walton)                  lauren mayo (brookwood)
dalton corbin (South forsyth)        caitlin baggett (milton)
Jeffrey wang (northview)             TRUMPET
Justin Kim (northview)
                                     chris naber (Pope)
Jehun Park (northview)
                                     dongjae lee (Jonesboro)
tyler cooke (westminster)
                                     Emmitt brayon (Southwest deKalb)
min lee (northview)
                                     Sean lee (walton)
Jarod holland
                                     Scott hickman (Sequoyah)
  (George walton Academy)
                                     Jimmy zhang (northview)
John Simpson (milton)
                                     Victoria bethel (north Gwinnett)
Edward lee (norcross)
                                     mandy wachtel (Pope)
Sarah murphy (lassiter)
                                     brendan larkin (walton)
                                     brian labrec (Sandy creek)

             Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony
TROMBOnE                         PERCUSSiOn
matthew clark (lakeside)         lara hueter (Pope)
michael deSousa (milton)         Julian bridges (lakeside)
Sarah manley (mcintosh)          Jake Parker (Pope)
Evan williams (lambert)          Savanna mccraw (harrison)
Robert marshall (collins hill)   colin Johnson (Atlanta international)
Parker Ellison                   Khalil Johnson (Southwest deKalb)
  (George walton Academy)
Kudo Jang (milton)               STRinG BASS
matthew frank (lambert)          Samantha Griffith (Pope)
Kenton campbell (Grayson)        PiAnO
EUPHOniUM                        Eric James (South forsyth)
fredd hall (madison county)      HARP
Vincent Rose (harrison)
                                 meredith bradshaw (Pace Academy)
Joe black (lassiter)
Aaron morris (Allatoona)
colin benton (mcintosh)
Robbie weaver (harrison)
duncan Albert (wesleyan)
drew Elzie ii (woodland)
Kadeem chambers
 (Southwest deKalb)
melinda mason (lakeside)

          Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
FLUTE AnD PiCCOLO                   TUBA
lauren Rosenblatt (Riverwood)       Robbie weaver (harrison)
Reina baizan (lakeside)
hannah boomgarden (lakeside)        TiMPAni AnD PERCUSSiOn
                                    Julian bridges (lakeside)
OBOE AnD EnGLiSH HORn               lara heuter (Pope)
Rachel corbitt (South forsyth)      Khalil Johnson (Southwest deKalb)
Allison Rye                         Savanna mccraw (harrison)
  (deKalb School for the Arts)
Sarah Kingsley (lakeside)           HARP
                                    Patton callaway
CLARinET                              (the westminster Schools)
Scott Park (the westminster Schools)
dalton corbin (South forsyth)        ViOLin i
tyler cooke                          Vanessa felso (home School)
  (the westminster Schools)          Arlyn Goodrich (Parkview)
                                     Amanda Ake (home School)
TEnOR SAX                            Angela Kim (Johns creek)
brett wilmot (Parkview)              Kevin Sun (Johns creek)
                                     Kelly hagan (woodward Academy)
BASSOOn                              Kelly compton
morgan minyard (Alpharetta)            (woodward Academy)
madeline miller (home School)        Joseph Jung (Johns creek)
HORn                                 chelsie mizokawa (lambert)
                                     brandon hou (Gwinnett School
tanner forbes (brookwood)
                                       of mathematics, Science,
david Sidlow (lakeside)
                                       and technology)
Kelsey hutson (harrison)
                                     Jennifer warrilow (centennial)
Alex lutz (woodward Academy)
                                     Asia charles (Grayson)
TRUMPET                              Anders olsen (the Paideia School)
chris naber (Pope)                   Priscilla Kim (Johns creek)
Emmett brayon (Southwest deKalb) yurim lee (Johns creek)
mandy wachtel (Pope)                 david Kang (Gwinnett)
                                     brian Vong (duluth)
TROMBOnE                             Jonathan li (duluth)
matthew clark (lakeside)             Jonathan lee (Starr’s mill)
michael deSousa (milton)             caleb lee (collins hill)
Kudo Jang (milton)

          Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra
ViOLin ii                           CELLO
Shuo Qian (northview)               Sam lee (northview)
laurel haislip                      Anna Park (collins hill)
  (Academe of the oaks)             ivan liu (milton)
Sarah terning (centennial)          david harris
marylou ferguson (chamblee)           (Atlanta Adventist Academy)
Emily Reinhard (woodstock)          Andrew Short (druid hills)
Anneka zee (brookwood)              Autumn Johnson (centennial)
timothy Shu                         christina hansen (north forsyth)
  (the westminster Schools)         Joely deSimone (the Paideia School)
Kate marani (the lovett School)     Alyssa chiang (duluth)
Priscilla Jung (brookwood)          Alex chang (Johns creek)
Philip lan (northview)              James dickey (north Gwinnett)
carrie ciccotello                   drake forde (mcintosh)
  (the wesleyan School)             cynthia Verelien (Southwest deKalb)
Sungmin Kang (north Gwinnett)       Jason yu (walton)
Kevin wu (chattahoochee)
Evan davies (Gwinnett School        BASS
  of mathematics, Science,          michael bryan Johnson (Jonesboro)
  and technology)                   Jeffrey mann (woodward Academy)
nigel campbell (Grayson)            daven cook (campbell)
Eda Kosma (chamblee)                david metrio (north Gwinnett)
Alina li (the Paideia School)       Elliot Saltmarsh (lakeside)
coryn wilson (norcross)             francisco lora
Justin moore (the Paideia School)     (Academe of the oaks)
Aaron orquia (home School)          luke matkovic (brookwood)
                                    Anais Stewart (chamblee)
ViOLA                               britton wright (collins hill)
Rebecca flank (collins hill)
Saeyong chris chang (northview)
Kaitlin hansen (chamblee)
minjee Kim (northview)
tyler liu (walton)
michelle Kim (Peachtree Ridge)
John brawley (Grayson)
cammie wagner (centennial)
leigh Johnson (Peachtree Ridge)
Joshua tam (Johns creek)
Victor wu (duluth)
darian Payne (north Gwinnett)
Javan Jacques (brookwood)
Sarah Peck (Johns creek)
younJi lee (Alpharetta)
Kirk Green (mill creek)

                       Staff and Coaches
daniel Arshavsky, the Arshavsky School
Georgia Ekonomou, the Paideia School
Joe ferris, new England conservatory
Karen freer, Atlanta Symphony orchestra
martin Gueorguiev, university of Georgia
yinzi Kong, Vega String Quartet
michael Kurth, Atlanta Symphony orchestra
cathy lynn, Atlanta Symphony orchestra
Jessica Stinson, the Paideia School
Jessica wu, Vega String Quartet
Scott Stewart, Emory university director of wind studies, conductor of the
  Emory wind Ensemble and the Atlanta youth wind Symphony

                          Music at Emory

t    he department of music at Emory university is a dynamically
     active liberal arts music program. home to approximately 130
music majors, many of whom double major in an additional field in
the arts and sciences or in business or nursing, this thriving division
of Emory college is an integral part of Emory university’s world-class
curriculum. in addition to the music majors, more than six hundred
Emory students are educated during the course of the school year
through participation in courses, ensembles, lessons, masterclasses,
workshops, symposia, and other productions and special projects.
during the academic year alone, more than one hundred music
performances take place on campus. Eighteen full-time faculty
members, twenty-one staff members, and nearly sixty artist-affiliate
faculty work together throughout the year in highly rigorous academic
and performance capacities.
   with the addition to the campus of the state-of-the-art Schwartz center
for Performing Arts and major support from Emory university, Emory
college, and the friends of music, the department of music is a model
program in the liberal arts setting and a leader in the broader education
of students in performance preparation and intellectual inquiry.

                         Upcoming Music Events
for the most up-to-date event and program information, please visit for questions, please contact the Arts at Emory
box office at 404.727.5050 or visit
Events listed below are presented in Emerson Concert Hall, Schwartz
Center, 1700 n. Decatur Rd., Emory University, unless otherwise noted.
ticket prices are listed in the following order: full price/discount category
member price/Emory student price (unless otherwise noted as the price
for all students). Visit to see if you qualify for a
friday, february 18, noon, Vega String Quartet,
EcmSA noontime Series, carlos museum, free

friday, february 18, 8 p.m., Emory Annual Jazz Fest,
nicholas Payton, trumpet, $15/$10/free

Saturday, february 19, 8 p.m., Emory Annual Jazz Fest,
big band night, free

Sunday, february 20, 4 p.m., Randall harlow, organ,
Emory university organist Recital Series, free

friday, february 25, 8 p.m., nicola benedetti, violin,
flora Glenn candler concert Series, $38/$32/$10

                                Arts at Emory Box Office/information
                                404.727.5050 •
                    the department of music gratefully acknowledges the generous gift of musical
       A            instruments provided by the dr. b. woodfin cobbs Jr. music Endowment.
             C      the cough drops in the lobby are courtesy of margery and Robert mcKay.
       B            in consideration for other members of the audience, please turn off all
                    pagers and phones. Photographs and recordings may not be made during a
                    performance without advance permission.
             E      Ushers for this program are members of music at Emory Volunteers;
       D            mu Phi Epsilon, a professional music fraternity; Alpha Phi omega, a national
             F      service and social fraternity; and tri-m music honor Society at lakeside high
                    School. call 404.727.6640 for information about ushering.
cover photo credits: (A) Choir of Clare College, photo by Emma hutton; (B) Gary Motley,
director of Jazz Studies, Emory University, photo by leon dale; (C) Timothy Albrecht, Emory
University Organist (as Dracula), photo courtesy of the Emory Wheel; (D) nicholas Payton, trumpet,
photo by michael wilson; (E) ETHEL, photo by dennis Kleiman; (F) Keiko Ransom, piano, photo
by bryan meltz, Emory Photo/Video.
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