From Andrew Thomas

The Dexter Community Orchestra will offer music lovers in the Dexter-Chelsea area the opportunity to hear an unusually talented young violinist, as well as a program of popular orchestral music.

Yoav Hayat, a senior at Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, will join the DCO under Music Director Anthony Elliott to perform Aaron Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto.  The concert takes place Sunday, May 6 at 4 p.m. at the Dexter High School Center for the Performing Arts.

Mr. Hayut is the winner of the DCO’s annual youth artist competition. He has played violin since the age of seven, studied at the Thurmaur School of Music in Tenafly, New Jersey and performed at Lincoln Center. Since moving to Ann Arbor in 2014, he has played with the Pioneer Symphony Orchestra, the Pioneer Chamber Orchestra and the Michigan Youth Symphony Orchestra. He plans to study music education.


The concert will include two other audience favorites: Hector Berlioz’ rousing “Hungarian March”, and Ludwig Van Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Both pieces can be described as revolutionary. Berlioz’ march captures the fervor of Hungarian nationalism just prior to the unsuccessful 1848 revolution against Austria. Beethoven’s Fifth was, and remains, revolutionary in a very different way. It is arguably the first truly romantic symphony, charged with emotional outbursts, revolutionary in its form and orchestration, and infused with the spirit of struggle and triumph. Its opening four notes are probably the most famous in all classical music.

Admission to the concert is free, although donations to the orchestra are gratefully accepted.


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