The Fraser Valley Symphony is made up of dedicated musicians from across the Fraser Valley.

Symphony presents ‘Beethoven and Friends’

Winners of the Fraser Valley Symphony Young Artist Solo Competition will be featured at the symphony’s winter concert

Winners of the Fraser Valley Symphony Young Artist Solo Competition, violinist Isabel Lago and cellist Will Lin, will be featured at the symphony’s winter concert, “Beethoven and Friends” on Sunday, Jan. 31.

Isabel Lago will perform the first movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor. She has won several honours, including Chilliwack Music Festival’s 2015 BC Provincial Competition delegate, recipient of the Fraser Valley Symphony bursary with the Abbotsford Music Festival in 2015 and four-time winner with the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra. Isabel currently studies with Dr. Calvin Dyck in Abbotsford. This year she joined the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra as co-principal second violin.

Will Lin will perform the first movement of the Dvořák Concerto for Cello in B minor. At age seven, Will began participating in music competitions and had won top prize awards at state and national levels, not only in cello, but also double bass. At ten, he had his first public performance at the National Concert Hall that attracted a sell-out audience, and he won a standing ovation. Will had the honour of studying under eminent cellist Professor Eric Wilson of UBC, and later Mr. Bo Peng of the music faculty of Kwantlen Polytechnical University in Langley.

Rounding out the program, the symphony will present the Beethoven Symphony No. 7 in A Major.

Now in its 32nd year, the Fraser Valley Symphony is the premier community orchestra of the region. Lindsay Mellor is the conductor.

Concert is at Matsqui Centennial Auditorium, 32315 South Fraser Way in Abbotsford, Sunday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. Doors open at 2:30 p.m.Tickets are $20 adults; $15 seniors/students; $5 children (12 and under).

Tickets are available online at www.fraservalleysymphony.org, Kings Music, Tourism Abbotsford Visitor Centre (Abbotsford), Black Bond Books (Mission).  Tickets sold at the door, if available.

For more information please visit www.fraservalleysymphony.org or call 604-744-9110.