Posted October 31, 2012
The Idaho State-Civic Symphony "My Czech Homeland" concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, features guest cellist Austin Huntington and will be performed in the Idaho State University Stephens Performing Arts Center’s Jensen Grand Concert Hall.
The impressive list of national and international awards just keeps growing for eighteen-year-old Huntington. In June 2012, two weeks after graduating from St. Joseph’s High School in South Bend, Ind., Huntington won first prize at the 27th annual Irving M. Klein International String Competition, further propelling a burgeoning career in music.
In March 2011 he won both the Burdick-Thorne Gold Medal and the Bach Award for Best Bach Solo Performance in the 2011 Stulberg International String Competition. Huntington entered The Colburn School’s Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles in September 2012.
"What a thrill for Pocatello audiences to have the opportunity to witness a young virtuoso at the start of his career," said Heather Sandy, Symphony Executive Director.
The concert program includes: "Slavonic Dances, Op. 46" by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904); "The Moldau" from "Ma vlast" by Bedřich Smetana (1824-1884); "Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104" by Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904).
The concert is sponsored by Allstate Insurance and D.L. Evans Bank.
Huntington made his solo orchestral debut at the age of 10 and is the recipient of numerous grand-prize and first-place awards on both the national and international levels. He has performed as guest soloist with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Northwest Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, South Bend Symphony Orchestra, LaPorte Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Youth Symphony Orchestra and others.
For more information on Huntington and the Idaho State Civic Symphony, visit www.thesymphony.us.
Tickets are $32 for adults, $17 for pre-college students, $12 for balcony seating and free for ISU students with a valid Bengal card. Tickets may be purchased at the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office, open from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets may also be purchased over the phone at (208) 282-3595, online at www.isu.edu/tickets or at Vickers Western Stores in Pocatello or Idaho Falls. On the evening of the concert, the Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m.; rush tickets at $17 will be available at 7 p.m. for any remaining seating.