Summit Symphony Orchestra Concert
Name: Summit Symphony Orchestra Concert
Date: May 21, 2017
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT
The Summit Symphony will present its final concert of the season on Sunday, May 21, at 3:00pm, at the Summit High School, on Kent Place Blvd. The orchestra, under the direction of musical director Michael Avagliano will perform the Overture to Der Freischutz by Weber, Violin Concerto No. 3 by Saint-Saens and Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven. The featured soloists for this concert will be violinist Everlyn Estava. Violinist Evelyn Estava has earned recognition as one of the top performing artists in her native Venezuela. She hasmade many guest soloist appearances with orchestras in North and South America, including the Mexico State Symphony, the Simón Bolívar Orchestra of Venezuela and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Falcón. Recent performances have included the World Premiere of the Rhapsody from themes by Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Town”, by Charlie Harmon, Bernstein’s former assistant and orchestrator. She has twice been featured in cover articles for violinist.com, the leading website for string players. Ms. Estava performs regularly with the Harrisburg Symphony, the Allentown Symphony, and the NJ Festival Orchestra. She currently serves as concertmaster of the Plainfield Symphony and the Central Jersey Symphony, and is the first violinist of the Madison String Quartet. With this group, she has released two CDs, “Life is a Dream/Musicof the Americas”, and Duos and Quartets for Strings by David Rimelis. Last year, she released a CD featuring theviolin duos by Mazas, which she recorded with her husband, violinist/violist/conductor Michael Avagliano. As winnerof the Artists International Special Presentation Award, Ms. Estava made her New York debut in 2005 at CarnegieHall’s Weill Recital Hall. At age 15, Ms Estava became a member of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the crowning jewel of that country’s celebrated music education program “El Sistema”. With this orchestra she toured Latin America, the United States, and Europe. Later she won the Associate Concertmaster position in the Orquesta Filarmónica Nacional, where she was also the first violinist of that orchestra's string sextet. Ms. Estava completed her musical studies at the Simón Bolívar Conservatory in Caracas, where she was a student of Ramón Román and José Francisco Del Castillo. She has studied chamber music with Josef Gingold, Philip Setzer, Lawrence Dutton and Arnold Steinhardt, and performed for six years at the Killington Music Festival, where she was a scholarship student and assistant of Margaret Pardee. She has also played in Master Classes for Augustin Dumay, Olivier Charlier, Ruggiero Ricci, Eugene Fodor, Neil Weintrob, Massimo Paris, and Henryk Szeryng, and has made further studies in New York with Joey Corpus, and in Vienna with Stefan Kamilarov and Alexander Steinberger.