Trumbull resident Julian Shively will be a soloist performing in the Neighborhood Music School’s Greater New Haven Youth Ensembles Spring Concert, on Sunday, May 12, at 2 p.m. at Yale’s Battell Chapel on College St. in New Haven.
As a member of the NMS Concert Orchestra, Julian will be the featured piano soloist, performing Chopin’s “Concerto No. 2, Op. 21 for Piano and Orchestra.” He started playing piano at the age of four and has been studying at NMS with Erika Schroth for the past five years. He is12 years old and is in 7th grade at Hillcrest Middle School in Trumbull. He practices his piano 45 minutes a day and also plays the cello and dabbles on the electric guitar, keyboard and improvisation.
The ensembles include the Concert Band, conducted by Rachel Stevens Antonucci; the Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Mark Gahm; the Concert Orchestra, conducted by Marvin Warshaw and assistant conductor Christopher Jones; and the Youth Orchestra, conducted by Netta Hadari. Concert tickets are available at the door and cost $10 for adults; $5 for seniors and children age 12 and under.