Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra

David Newby, Music Director

Upcoming Concert

Sunday, May 17, 2015 at 4 PM
Country Oaks Baptist Church 20915 Schout Rd., Tehachapi, 93561


Join us for our summer concert featuring our Young Artist Competition winner and selections with the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus.

~ Schumann, Manfred Overture

~ Brahms, Selid sind die Toten from Ein Deutches Requiem featuring the Tehachapi Symphonic Chorus under the direction of Kathy Kelly

~ Handel/Casedesus, Viola Concerto with Pedro Graterol

~Stravinsky, Firebird Suite

The Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra is excited to announce our 2015 Young Concert Artist Competition Winner, Pedro Graterol.

Pedro was born on January 26 of 2000 in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He began his musical studies in 2010 in ‘’El Sistema’’, a music project founded by Master Jose Antonio Abreu 40 years ago, with Dalia Garcia and Cesar Suarez. He has played in several orchestral ensembles among those the Youth Orchestra of Maturin and in the Regional Orchestra of Monagas State and as a soloist with the Maturín Chamber Orchestra.

In 2012, after a rigorous nationwide process of auditions, he became part of the National Children Orchestra of Venezuela which performed successfully in Salzburg’s Festival 2013 under the batons of Simon Rattle (Berliner Philarmoniker), and Gustavo Dudamel (Caracas) in 2014.

He continued his musical studies in Bakersfield, California in August 2014, under the instruction of Rebecca Brooks. Since February 2015 he is attending the Colburn School of Los Angeles. He is member and first chair of the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra, the 2014 Kern County Honor Orchestra and the Centennial High School String Orchestra where he is a sophomore. He has worked with conductors like Rey Cantor, Cesar Suarez, Andres Gonzalez, Jorge Velasquez, Maxim Eshkenazy and Matthew Ouska.

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