Student Pianist to Perform Nov. 18 with Roosevelt University and Stevenson High Orchestras

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–November 10, 2015.  Student musicians from the Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) Orchestra at Roosevelt University and the Adlai Stevenson High School’s Patriot Orchestra will perform side-by-side in a free Nov. 18 concert at Chicago’s Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

Led by Roosevelt conductor Emanuele Andrizzi, the high school and college musicians will perform Giuseppe Verdi’s Overture to Nabucco. The CCPA Orchestra also will be performing Giacomo Puccini’s Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut and César Franck’s Symphony in D Minor during the 7:30 p.m. concert at Harris Theater, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Chicago.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Chicagoans to hear some of the region’s most promising young musicians on stage at one of the city’s premiere theatres,” said Andrizzi.

The concert also will feature soloist Esther Nyberg (pictured above), a Roosevelt Master’s in Piano Performance student and a winner of CCPA’s 2015 solo competition. A resident of Chicago’s Northwest side Mayfair neighborhood, Nyberg will be performing Maurice Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G Major.

A 2010 graduate of St. Ignatius Preparatory High School in Chicago and a 2014 graduate of Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Nyberg has been the recipient of a number of competitive awards including placing second in youth auditions for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s prestigious Concerto Competition.

However, as a Roosevelt student, she has come to recognize there is more joy in sharing music that pleases others than there is in simply winning competitions.

“To take the stage at Harris Theater will be a great moment for me,” said Nyberg, who comes from a musical family that started her on piano at four years of age. “If I can make others happy with my music, then I, too, will be happy,” said Nyberg, who will graduate from Roosevelt in May 2016.

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