2022 Season Finale Concert

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The Philharmonic Orchestra Performs Gershwin, Liszt and Rachmaninoff!

The San Jose Youth Symphony’s Philharmonic Orchestra, under the artistic leadership of Music Director and Conductor Yair Samet, presents its 2022 Season Finale Concert to be held on Saturday, June 4th, 2022, 4 pm, at the California Theatre, 345 S. 1st Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

The orchestra will open with Gershwin’s entertaining and swing-influenced Strike Up The Band Overture, and will close the concert, performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s last major work, his Symphonic Dances, with movements ranging from vibrantly energetic and exciting, to the most beautifully lush. This concert will also feature soloist, Solomon Ge, a rising young pianist and composer from San Jose, who has won numerous competitions already at his young age, both as a pianist and as a composer.

Featured Soloist: Solomon Ge

 

Solomon Ge is a pianist and composer from San Jose, CA. He currently studies piano with Prof. Yoshikazu Nagai at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

In the summer of 2019, Solomon won fourth prize in the International e-piano Junior Competition and top prizes in the Arthur Fraser International Piano Competition, and the Los Angeles International Piano Competition. He is the winner of numerous local and state competitions, including the Marilyn Mindell Piano Competition, Palo Alto Philharmonic Concerto Competition, California Youth Symphony Concerto Competition, Mondavi Young Artists’ Competition, Ross McKee Competition, and Emory University Young Artists’ Piano Competition, among others.

He has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Peninsula Symphony, Palo Alto Philharmonic, Round Rock Symphony Orchestra, California Youth Symphony, and will perform with the Nova Vista Symphony. He has also participated in the 2018 and 2019 Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Italy and the 2019 International Maestro Piano Festival in Taipei, performing in masterclasses for Dang Thai Son, Boris Slutsky, John Perry, Ilana Vared, Jerome Lowenthal, Boris Berman and Chun-Chieh Yen.

As a composer, he has won the 2018 CMS Young Composers Competition, was listed as an Emerging Artist in Tribeca New Music’s Composition Competition and was a finalist in the 2018 NextNotes Composer Awards. He premiered his own work, “Astral Mirage” at the 2019 International e-piano Junior Competition.