Wyoming Symphony Orchestra

The 65th season of the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra will come to a close with the season finale “Romeo and Juliet” concert at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9th at the John F. Welsh Auditorium at Natrona County High School. This concert will feature the winners of the 2015 Young Artist Competition performing their winning concertos as soloists with the orchestra followed by a performance of Prokofiev’s powerful interpretation of “Romeo and Juliet” to conclude this concert season.

The college division winner, Jui-Sheng Li, will perform Schumann’s “Concerto for Piano in A minor.” Li said he chose the piece because of the emotion behind it, Schumann wrote it at a time when he was trying to court the love of his life, only to be held away by her father. The piece speaks to his lament they cannot be together.

The high school division winner, Jacob Jahiel, will perform Lalo’s “Symphonie Espagnole.” Jahiel said it was a good middle ground between virtuosic and interesting. “I have always been a sucker for folk music and this mixed classical taste with it.”

Tickets are available at Wind City Books, Cadillac Cowgirl or at the Symphony Office at 225 S. David St. They can also be purchased by phone at 266-1478. Please visit www.wyomingsymphony.org for more information.