May 11, 2024
Metropolitan United, 468 Wellington St, London ON
Ben Bolt-Martin is pleased and excited to join London Youth Symphony this evening as a guest conductor. Ben is past conductor of the Waterloo Chamber Players, Mississauga Youth Orchestra, Stratford Perth Youth Orchestra and Georgian Bay Symphony Youth Orchestra.
As a cellist, Ben Bolt-Martin has performed 20 seasons with the Stratford Festival of Canada, performing live and recording incidental music. He is a founding member of INNERchamber, an inventive and intimate chamber music series in Stratford. Ben has also featured as a soloist across Canada with a special interest in new music reflecting humanity's search for meaning. Ben was the featured performer on the Juno nominated recording Notes Towards.
As an arranger, Ben's projects have twice been nominated for Canadian Folk Music Awards and are regularly performed in orchestras across Canada.
Ben teaches chamber music at University of Waterloo.
Kevin Song is a 17 year old clarinetist currently attending London Central Secondary School. Kevin is the on-going principal clarinetist of the London Youth Symphony Orchestra. In addition, Kevin is a part of the University of Western Ontario’s Wind Ensemble under conductor Colleen Richardson. He was featured in London Commnunity Orchestra’s Young Soloist Concert in the 2022-2023 season and performed Weber’s Clarinet Concerto no.1. Kevin was also a part of the 2022-2023 National Youth band of Canada. In August of 2023, Kevin received his level 10 certificate for the Royal Conservatory of Music. Kevin currently studies clarinet under professor Jana Starling of the University of Western Ontario. He has also studied under Andrew Koeppe, Andy Hall, Amy Simon, and Karem Simon.
55+, General Admission
Under 18 or with Student ID, General Admission
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