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Cherokee Symphony hosts popular, annual event

Monday, May 1, 2006

The renowned Cherokee Symphony will host its popular Young Artist Concert Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Cherokee Community Center.

The concert will feature four student soloists chosen from auditions held in Cherokee in February, including Angela Miller, Brian Janssen, Melody Golnitz, and Katerina Belkin.

Miller, the daughter of Michael and Janet Miller of Vermillion, S.D., is a junior at the University of South Dakota and has taken nine years of private lessons on piano. She was the SOMTA Collegiate winner of the piano competition in 2004, and the USD Concerto Competition winner in 2005. She will play Beethoven's "Concerto No. 3 in C Minor" at Sunday's concert.

Golnitz, the daughter of David and Naomi Golnitz of Oakdale, Minn., is a vocalist majoring in Biology and Spanish at Buena Vista University in Storm Lake. She began private voice lessons as a junior in high school, and has been participating in NATS and also in Concert Choir, Jazz Choir, and private lessons while at BVU. She will sing Mozart's "Bester Jungling," and Copland's "Laurie's Song - The Tender Land" at Sunday's symphony performance.

Belkin is the daughter of Michael and Anna Belkin of Sioux City, and a junior at North High School. She has studied piano for seven years, plays for the North High Jazz Band, and also plays flute in the concert band. During marching band season, she plays the tenor quads in the drumline. She will play Mozart's "Cocerto in B Flat Major" at Sunday's performance.

Janssen is the son of Terry and Donna Janssen of Aurelia and is a junior at Aurelia High School. His instructor is Jason Heeren, and he als is taking private lessons from Professor David Klee at BVU. He has participated in Marching Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band, and also is involved in Swing Chooir, Jazz Choir, NW Iowa Honor Choir, and Small Group ensembles, placing Best of Center for Sax his freshman year, and Best of Center Sax Solo his junior year. Janssen also plays in his church's hand bell choir and plays for the Storm Lake Municipal Band. He will play Ibert's "Concerto da Camera" at Sunday's concert.

The Cherokee Symphony is directed by Maestro Lee Thorson of Storm Lake.

Admission to Sunday's Cherokee Symphony performance is $7 per person, with season tickets honored and all high school age and younger students admitted free. The doors will close when the concert begins.

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