Lewis-Lionti Sonata Concert 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020, 7:00 pm

Hankin Academic Arts Building, Westchester Community College

The Westchester Youth Symphony

VINCENT J. LIONTI, Conductor

Program

The Westchester Youth Symphony Seniors

Meditation from Thais..............................................................................................Jules Massenet

Lily Desiderio, Cello

Nely Burla, Piano

Cantabile in D Major.............................................................................................Niccolo Paganini

Deborah Johnston, Violin

Lisa R. Spraragen, Guitar

Concerto in A Major K. 622, 1st Movement............................Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Rebecca Zhu, Clarinet

Nely Burla, Piano

Etude #1..........................................................................................................................Theo Charlier

Jordan Bench, Trumpet

Caprice #20..............................................................................................................Niccolo Paganini

Brandon Yazdi, Violin

Quartet #6 in F Minor, 3rd Movement, Adagio.......................................Felix Mendelssohn

Audrey Bond, Violin

Sabrina Mellinghoff, Cello

Bjorn Pagen, Viola

Brandon Yazdi, Violin

2020_Lewis-Lionti_program.pdf

2020 GWYOA Distinguished Alumni Award - Honoree: Robert Plotkin

Bob Plotkin first encountered the Lionti’s when he was a twelve year old violinist at the Westchester Music and Arts Camp in the early 70’s, when Victor conducted and Vincent headed up the viola section. Bob also played violin in GWYOA’s Junior Strings (as Concertmaster in his senior year) during Dale Lewis' tenure as conductor. After Junior Strings, Bob played in Youth Symphony where he had the honor again to play under the baton of Victor Lionti.

Bob attended Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and received a BS in Electrical Engineering. During this time he played violin with the university orchestra. After graduation, he went on to earn an MS in Computer Science from NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering.

Bob was an engineer at IBM’s T.J. Watson Research Center for ten years, then moved into the financial sector as a director of technology and Chief Technology Officer for an Internet startup. Bob continued to play and perform music with various chamber groups as well as the 92Y School of Music Orchestra, Bloomingdale Chamber Orchestra, Riverside Orchestra, Group Opera of New York, and currently Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra.

Bob is married to Lisa Olsson, a cellist who teaches and performs in various chamber ensembles. Bob and Lisa have both played in the Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra for the last fifteen years. Their daughter, Emily Plotkin is a 2017 graduate of the GWYOA program, having played in Elementary Strings, Junior Strings and Youth Symphony.

When not playing violin, Bob can be found on a golf course or behind the lens of his camera. He has had the pleasure of photographing many GWYOA concerts at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and Westchester Community College.

The Westchester Youth Symphony

Violin I

Audrey Bond *

Brandon Yazdi *

Sophy Yu **

Justine Espino **

Albert Ai ***

Aaron Kuo ***

Junko Abe

Anna Cho

Madison Donolli

Anika Dhuri

Deborah Johnston

Jessie Liu

Amy Liao

Elizabeth Murray

Allison Oh

Kenneth Poor

Maxwell Semegran

Sabrina Vuong


Violin II

Fanglin Yuan ^

Manolis Huerta-Stylianou ^

Sara Chuang ^^

Ritika Brahmadesam ^^

Cadence Weddle ^^^

Amelia Chung ^^^

Angela Berg

James Conway

Harry Griff

Ira Guruprasad

Chaehong Lim

Sydney Lonker

Lily Milkis

Leo Morifuji

Christopher Park-Chenet

Aditya Sridhar

Camille Stewart

Jake Tetenman

Tyra Williams

Reinesse Wong

Jaewon Yeo

Viola

Bjorn Pagen ^

Sasha Boguraev ^

Geoffrey Lien ^^

Rishabh Gharekhan ^^

William Krasnow

Cordelia Martin

Lawrence Martin

Erick Morales

Kate Radom

Oscar Raso

Harmony Schwartz

Jacob Sellitti

Justin Vitale


Cello

Sabrina Mellinghoff ^

Michael Tu ^

Lily Desiderio ^^^

Mary Cuff ^^^

Molly Gibson

Taylor Lee

Samantha Martinez

Wesley Miller

Rose Schupack-Dias

Anahita Subramanya

Ann Walsh

Mark Yukelis


Bass

Ethan Schwartz ^

Nicole Estelami ^

Taylor Bennett

Leah Menachery

Flute

Gillian Gold

Nicole Liao

Joy Park

Caitlin Rubsamen

Michael Stoica

Ellie Yang


Oboe

Tessa Daley

Kiriann Fitzpatrick

Elena Lowe

Joseph Sdao

Tanay Shah

Jingyan Zhang


Clarinet

Isabella Graci

Rei Nakamura

Daniel Patchen

Benedict Peng

Ethan Zalasin

Rebecca Zhu


Bassoon

Rina Hasuo


French Horn

Sofia Carrillo

Cali Cuneo

Isabelle Dawson

Justin Eimer

Victoria Fenton

Ethan Hersch

Lucas Lee

French Horn

Sofia Carrillo

Cali Cuneo

Isabelle Dawson

Justin Eimer

Victoria Fenton

Ethan Hersch

Lucas Lee


Trumpet

Jordan Bench

William Fenton

Walter Hoess

Zach Hommel

Maxwel Lee

Brian Mulvey


Trombone

Olivia Cartano

Cyrille Jousse

Henry Pence

Jake Smajlaj


Tuba

David Castro


Percussion

Kyle Dickson

Alex Louis

Sarah Silverman






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* Co Concertmaster

** Co Associate Concertmaster

*** Co Assistant Concertmaster

^ Co Principal

^^ Co Associate Principal

^^^ Co Assistant Principal