Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra

Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra

David Newby, Music Director


Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra
David Newby, Music Director

MAY CONCERT - Live Stream Only

Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 4:00 PM

 Country Oaks Baptist Church, Tehachapi


Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219

Sophie Bell, violin


Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Anna Jian, cello

Young Artist Competition Winner


Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36

Anna Jian, cello, is the our 2021 Young Artist Competition winner. She will be performing Tchaikovsky's Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33 with us. Anna Jian is a senior at Stockdale High School. She began taking cello lessons in 5th grade under Mr. Alex Wilson, and currently studies with Dr. Thomas Loewenheim. She has served as principal cellist of both the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Stockdale High School Symphony Orchestra since 2017, and has performed in local and statewide honor orchestras including the SCSBOA All-Southern String Orchestra, CODA All-State Symphony Orchestra, and CASMEC All-State Symphony Orchestra. Anna also studies piano, which she started playing at age 5 under Mrs. Jin-Kyung Lee in Lawrence, Kansas. She started taking piano lessons from Mrs. Bonnie Bogle Farrer after moving to Bakersfield in 2012, and was a winner of the 2020 Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition with the Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis and chess. Anna would like to thank her parents, sisters, and many friends for their endless support every step of the way. Finally, she wishes to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. David Newby and the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra for the honor of performing with them.

Sophie Bell, violin, is the 2020 Antelope Valley Symphony & Master Chorale winner of the Gail Newby Concerto Competition. She is a freshman at West Ranch High School and has been playing the violin for 7 years. Sophie is a continuous participant of Junior Chamber Music and the recipient of a scholarship to Montecito Summer Music Festival. She was a member in both SCSBOA and All state. Currently she is studying under Linda Rose and works towards improving herself. In her free time, she enjoys reading and drawing. 

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