Friday, Jul 12 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm MDT| $10 – $40
A benefit concert for the Mountain Top Children’s Museum. Dvořák’s warm and optimistic Symphony No. 8 has themes that celebrate his native Bohemia and will be conducted by Alex Amsel.
ON THE PROGRAM
Japanese-American violinist Natsuko Takashima is an experienced orchestral musician from Englewood, NJ. She has participated in various music festivals such as the Aspen Music Festival, Pacific Music Festival, and New York String Orchestra Seminar. Natsuko received her bachelor’s degree at the Juilliard School with Naoko Tanaka and is currently pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Michigan with David Halen. In addition to performing, she enjoys traveling, hiking, and cooking with friends and family.
A native of Washington D.C, Michael Romans began playing violin at the age of 10. He received his bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and is currently pursuing his master’s at the University of Michigan. His primary teachers include Jim Batts, Grigory Kalinovsky, and Danielle Belen. Michael has also participated in New York String Orchestra Seminar, Sarasota Music Festival, and Schleswig- Holstein Music Festival. In addition to violin, Michael enjoys running and spending time outdoors.