Ecuadorian Violinist Galo Arboleda Headlines New Music Winter Concerts
The New Music Guild, Inc. will host Galo Arboleda Solorzano, Violin and Jacob Bernhardt, Piano for its Annual Winter Concerts, 7:00 p.m., February 21st, 2020 at Sts. Peter and Paul Church, Holy Apostles Church, 421 Covington Street in downtown Youngstown, and 7:00 p.m., February 22nd, 2020 at Jefferson Congregational Church (UCC), 41 East Jefferson Street, Jefferson, OH (near Ashtabula).
Galo Arboleda Solorzano has be a frequent guest artist at New Music Guild events, and has also been a member of the New Music Festival Chamber Orchestra. He holds advanced degrees from Kent State University School of Music, and has played several solo concerti with the Stowe Ohio Symphony Orchestra.
On his recent tour in Ecuador he performed all four concertos of Vivaldi’s The Seasons with an orchestra in an old church built in the early 1600’s for an audience of over 1000 people. He is an exceptionally talented violin soloist. He has premiered a number of original works by New Music Guild director and composer, Robert Rollin.
Jacob Bernhardt will be appearing for the first time at New Music Guild concerts. He was born into a musical family in the Chicago suburbs. At age six he began piano lessons with renowned pedagogue Emilio del Rosario at the Music Institute of Chicago and was the 2006 recipient of the Union League Civic and Arts Foundation Classical Piano Scholarship. He received his bachelor’s degree from Bob Jones University, where he studied with David Lehman. He toured Europe as pianist with the University Chamber Singers.
At Bob Jones he received many scholarships and awards, including the University Piano Contest and the Concerto/Aria Competition. In 2019 he joined the Cleveland Institute as a staff apprentice and accompanied the Cleveland Orchestra choruses and the Cleveland State University choruses.
The two performers will collaborate on performance of works by Edvard Grieg, Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Rollin, and many more.
There will be special parties honoring guest artists, Galo Arboleda Solorzano and Jacob Bernhardt, after each recital. The New Music Guild, Inc. cordially invites the public to attend. Admission is free.