【N.J】 Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra opens season with concert featuring soprano Anna Kosachevich – New Jersey News

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The Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra will present its season opening concert on Sunday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m.

The orchestra, American Prize Award recipient for orchestral performance, is conducted by its music director, Chiu-Tze Lin. This concert is for all ages and it will be held at the Princeton Alliance Church, 20 Schalks Crossing Road, Plainsboro, at the intersection of Scudders Mill Road and Schalks Crossing Road.

The concert will feature the 21-year-old Ukrainian-American soprano Anna Kosachevich.

Kosachevich, a native of New Jersey, was invited to sing the Ukrainian National Anthem in celebrations at Madison Square Garden in New York City and at the Prudential Center in New Jersey. Kosachevich won second prize in Sanremo Junior, a major international singing competition held in Sanremo, Italy.

Among her various performances at festivals and recitals, Kosachevich has sung with the renowned singer Pavlo Tabakov in Lviv, Ukraine. Most recently, Kosachevich has appeared at the Barcelona Festival of Songs in Spain and numerous fundraising events for Ukraine.

An expressive and passionate young artist, Kosachevich is well versed in diverse styles of music genre: folk, jazz, pops, and musical theater. Kosachevich currently attends New York University, majoring in vocal performance. This concert marks her return engagement with the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. Kosachevich will perform a selection of songs from Ukraine and arias by Mozart, Puccini, and Donizetti.

This concert will also feature oboist Tiffany Chao, a winner of the 2020 Bravura Young Artist Competition.

Chao is in her first year at Rutgers University’s Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. She has won the Grand Prize in the National League of Performing Arts International Young Artists Competition and the Sousa Award.

Chao was selected to join the All-National Honors Band, All-Eastern Honors Orchestra, and the New Jersey All-State Honors Orchestra. She was the principal oboist for the Bravura Youth Orchestra for three years and was a soloist with the Bravura Youth Orchestra as a winner of its concerto competition. She has also played frequently as a member of with the Bravura Philharmonic Orchestra. Chao will perform the Introduction, Theme and Variations by Hummel.

The concert program will also include the Schubert Symphony No. 8, the most famous symphony by Franz Schubert. It is also called the “Unfinished” symphony as it only has two movements. It is considered as the first Romantic symphony, because of the way it expresses a lyrical style within the form of a symphony of the Classical period.

The Light Calvary Overture by Franz von Suppé will also be performed at this concert. This is Suppé’s most popular work. Often heard in films and on TV as well as concert halls, the overture takes you on an exciting romp through nineteenth-century Europe. The lively spirit will continue with marches by John Philip Sousa, always an audience favorite.

Tickets are $25 for general admission and $22 for students and seniors at the door. Premium seating is available at $40 each. Discount advance sale tickets at $20 each (except premium) can be purchased at www.bravuraphil.org or by contacting the Bravura Philharmonic at 609-933-4729 or 732-792-2070.

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