The Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra has a performance this Friday, September 16, 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, September 17, 7:30 p.m.at Timberline Middle School, 50 W Canyon Crest Road in Alpine. Lehi native Elizabeth Marsh is the featured soloist for the Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor, one of the best-known, best-loved concertos in the cello repertoire. It’s a rare treat to have a community orchestra do a full-length cello concerto. Also on the program will be works by Ravel, Enesco, and Debussy.
Marsh is not a regular member of the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra. Conductor, Music Director and Chairman of the TSO Board, John Pew, approached Marsh to be the soloist several months ago. She learned the first and last movement of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto in high school, so coming back to it was like visiting an “old friend”—her fingers could remember what to do.
Since Marsh is the featured soloist, she has had to memorize the entire concerto and pay close attention to the intense technique required for the piece. In college, music was homework for Elizabeth Marsh and it was easy to put in the hours of practice. Now she is a busy mother of four children as well as a music teacher, so she practiced for this performance at night when her children were asleep. Music is an essential part of life for the Marsh family, and Elizabeth loves to participate in concerts of this caliber.
Don’t miss this opportunity to support the arts and Lehi’s own Elizabeth Marsh at the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra concert this Friday and Saturday at Timberline Middle School. Tickets are on sale at the door or through http://www.thetso.org.