Brazosport Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert, “Jazz Meets Classical: Featuring Robert Walzel”, scheduled for Saturday, April 2 at The Clarion will feature several special guests. In addition to performances by former Lake Jackson resident Walzel, the concert will include the three winners from BSO’s 2022 Young Melody Challenge.
The annual contest invites elementary, middle and junior high students to submit their own melodies for judging. The winning melodies are given to composer and Lake Jackson native Ryan Lindveit, who creates an original song incorporating the students’ melodies.
BSO will perform the world premiere of this piece with the young composers on stage helping BSO conductor Brian Casey conduct the piece.
This year’s winners include the following students:
- Evalyn Pearson is a second-grade student at AP Beutel Elementary in Lake Jackson. Evalyn’s winning melody is called “Ocean Evalyn“. Evalyn’s music teacher, Ms. Narlene Plank, plays flute with BSO.
- Dianaly Torres is a fifth-grade student at Clute Intermediate School. Dianaly’s winning melody is titled “Dianaly’s Blooming Notes“. Dianaly’s music teacher, Ms. Marie Sanders, sings with the Brazosport College and Community Choir and has performed on stage with BSO.
- Susanne Espinoza is a fifth-grade student at Clute Intermediate School. Susanne’s winning melody is called “Sunrise“. Susanne’s orchestra teacher, Mr. Darren Tidwell, plays violin and is BSO’s Concertmaster.
Don’t miss out on seeing Walzel and the award-winning young composers. Reserve your seats NOW!
Evalyn with BSO conductor Brian Casey
Dianaly with Maestro Casey
Susanne with Mr. Casey