The Cherokee Symphony, conducted by Lee Thorson, will be performing its final concert of the season on Sunday April 18, 2010. Featured in this performance will be the Young Artists Concert.
Katherine Turner Katherine Turner began studying piano with Jackie Jenkins in 1998, and joined the piano studio of James Johnson her senior year of high school. She is now a sophomore piano performance major at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, and is the recipient of several music and academic scholarships. She participated in the St. Olaf College Summer Piano Academy in 2006 and 2007. Katherine is the pianist for the Jewish Community Dance Studio, and is also active accompanist at UNO. In addition to piano, she is also a member of the UNO clarinet studio, and studies with Cindy Nichols. Katherine plays clarinet and piano with the UNO Symphonic Wind Ensemble, and plays principal clarinet in the UNO Chamber Orchestra. Katherine will be performing Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54
Susan Le Mahieu Susan Le Mahieu is currently a senior at Dordt College where she studies privately with Dr. Karen De Mol. In pursuit of her Bachelor's Degree in Choral and Instrumental Music Education, with a minor in clarinet performance, she plans to teach secondary education upon graduation. Her long term career goals include a masters and doctoral degree in music with a desire to someday teach at the collegiate level.
As an active student at Dordt College, she serves as principal clarinetist of the Dordt College Concert band, is a member of the Northwest Iowa Symphony orchestra and is involved in the various vocal groups on campus. Her summer months are spent performing as a regular member of the Wheaton Municipal Band, which is directed by Dr. Bruce Moss and is recognized as one of the finest community bands in America. Susan will be performing Concerto No. 2 in E-Flat major.
Tom Cullen Tom Cullen is from Storm Lake, Iowa and is the son of Art and Dolores Cullen. He is 17 years old and an 11th grader at Storm Lake High School. Tom started as a baritone player in middle school, soon switching to tuba. He studies under Holli Safley and Dr. David Kasler.
As a sophomore Tom earned first chair tuba in the Iowa High School All-State Music Festival Orchestra. As a junior he played second chair in the All-State Band.
Please come enjoy these performances as The Cherokee Symphony ends the 2009-2010 season on Sunday April 18, 2010 at 4:00 PM at the Cherokee Community Center, Cherokee Iowa.
Tickets at the door are $10.00. Children through high school are admitted free.