Annual Generations Concert

Friday, May 10, 2019
West Side Presbyterian Church

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Featured Soloist

Jonathan Yu – Clarinet
2019 Youth Soloist Competition Winner

Prelude Concert

Northern Valley Regional High School At Old Tappan Wind Symphony
Amy Wilcox – Director

Jonathan Yu

Jonathan Yu

Jonathan Yu – Clarinet

Jonathan Yu (16) is a junior at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School and has been playing the clarinet for six years. He is the principal clarinetist for the Wind Ensemble at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School as well as in the Youth Orchestra of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, which he has been a member of for 6 years. He has successfully auditioned for the 2019 New Jersey Region II Band, New Jersey All-State Band and All-State Orchestra, and the 2018 New Jersey Region II Band, New Jersey Region II Orchestra and New Jersey All-State Band. He received the Gold Prize in the Golden Key USA Music Festival along with a performance at Carnegie Hall in May of 2018. He was also invited to perform as a soloist with the Highland Park Municipal Concert Band in June 2018. During the summer of 2018, he attended the Rutgers University Wind Band and Chamber Music Camp.

Program Highlights

On The Waterfront – Leonard Bernstein
Overture and Caccia – Gian Carlo Menotti
“Mambo” from Symphonic Dances from ‘West Side Story’ – Leonard Bernstein
Always United, Forever Strong – Brian Balmages
Salve Regina – Patrick Burns
Clown Act – Thomas Kahelin
Redemption – Rossano Galante
Introduction, Theme, and Variations – Gioachino Rossini
The Black Horse Troop – John Philip Sousa