For the Kids
Are you looking for a break from the overwhelming urge to shop for the holidays? Would you like it to be a place that welcomes children and encourages curiosity?
Look no further than Benjamin Beilman's free concert on Saturday, December10th at 2:00 p.m. at the Pequot Library.
This 20-year-old wunderkind has numerous awards to his credit including the Prince of Hesse Prize at the 2011 Kronberg Academy, the Bronze Medal at the 2010 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, first prize at the 2010 Montréal International Musical Competition and winner of the People’s Choice Award, first prize and special Bach prize in the 2009 Schmidbauer and Corpus Christi International Competitions in Texas, etc.
In 2009, he performed Beethoven’s Romance for Violin and Orchestra #2 with the Philadelphia Orchestra; the following year he received that city's Musical Fund Society Career Advancement Award.
This season he will make his debut with L’Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal, L’Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the South Dakota Symphony and Glens Falls Symphony.
His local appearance is under the auspices of the Music for Youth organization.
Here he is playing the first movement of Sibelius' Violin Concerto: