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Apr 302014
 

The White Mountain Symphony Orchestra will present its Student Concerto Winners Concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the Show Low Auditorium.
The collegiate winner is Meghan Davis on the flute, performing Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra by Gordon Jacob.
A second year student of Brian Luce at the University of Arizona, Meghan has been playing the flute for 10 years. Raised in Tucson, she performed in Regional and All-State ensembles all four years of her high school career. As a sophomore, Meghan won the Maestro Award for Soloists in Fulton, Calif., at the Heritage Festivals Competition. While in high school, Meghan began listening to movie soundtracks, which led her to her path in music, and her dream career would be to perform on movie soundtracks as well.
The White Mountain Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition is the first that Meghan has won in her college career, and noted that she is honored to have the pleasure of performing with the WMSO.
The high school winner is Todd Peterson on the piano, performing Second Concerto in G Major by Saint-Saens.
Todd is the oldest of seven children of Russel and Nicole Peterson, and a junior at Snowflake High School. Todd began playing piano at age 6 and has taken lessons for 11 years from Karen Thompson, Mary Law and for the past five years from Scott Gentry. He has won several talent competitions in the Snowflake community, including Navajo County’s Got Talent and Northland Pioneer College’s annual talent show. He has also played the synthesizer for the Snowflake community play Beauty and the Beast, and often accompanies the high school choirs. Todd placed as the first chair pianist in the region his freshman and sophomore years.
Besides his love of piano, Todd also loves to sing. He is in the SHS Madrigal group and has taken part in All-State Choir the past three years. He has also sung with NPC’s a capella group Soundcheck. Todd has a 4.0 grade point average and is an Eagle Scout. He has composed several of his own pieces and hopes to one day produce music commercially.
The symphony will also perform Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 and Glinka’s Ruslan and Lyudmila Overture.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youth (5-18), and can be purchased at the door or in advance at the chambers of commerce.

Meghan Davis

Meghan Davis

Todd Peterson

Todd Peterson

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