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Wesley Precourt, violin & Hanah Stuart, violin
March 6 @ 12:00 pm
San Diego Symphony Orchestra Associate Concertmaster Wesley Precourt has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras around North America and is an avid recitalist, recording artist and new music collaborator. He has been presented by the Musical Merit Foundation, First United Methodist Churches of San Diego and Escondido and the La Jolla Athenaeum’s series. He was a featured performer at the dedication ceremony of the Heifetz Studio at The Colburn Conservatory where he also collaborated with Paul Neubauer, Ida Levin, Ronald Leonard and Richard Beene. He has performed and recorded with pop artists including Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake, No Doubt, Taylor Swift, Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart and many others. Mr. Precourt has won awards at international competitions, including the Spotlight Awards of Los Angeles, the NFAA ARTS Awards and the Kingsville International Competitions, among others. Mr. Precourt is a graduate of the Thornton School of Music at USC and the Colburn Conservatory.
Hanah Elizabeth Stuart, hailed as a performing artist who “wields a violin with unmistakable panache” (Theater Mania), represents a new and exciting 21st century breed of violinists. Previously, Ms. Stuart was a violinist with the Utah Symphony and the Ars Viva Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Stuart has served as Concertmaster of The Juilliard Orchestra, The Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, The YouTube Symphony Orchestra, and she has also served various Principal roles in festival orchestras including the Music Academy of the West and the Aspen Music Festival. She joined the San Diego Symphony Orchestra in 2016. Ms. Stuart has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from The Juilliard School where she studied under David Chan and Joel Smirnoff. She previously studied with Roland and Almita Vamos at the Music Institute of Chicago. Other mentors include Kathleen Winkler, Shlomo Mintz, Ily Kaler, Rachel Barton-Pine, Desiree Ruhstrat, Simin Ganatra and Paul Kantor among others.
Free concerts at noon every other Monday from fall through spring . . . no wonder the Mini-Concerts are the longest-running and one of the most popular classical music series at the library! This series was founded by Glenna Hazleton in 1970 at the Athenaeum, and has been going strong ever since. The concerts feature both local and touring musicians, prize-winning students, university music faculty members, local chamber ensembles. . . and the repertoire also includes jazz, folk and world music. There are no reservations, no tickets . . . just line up at the side door of the Athenaeum before noon. (Donations are always welcome!) Mini-Concerts take place every other Monday at noon and last about an hour.
The concerts will be in person at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library. There are no physical tickets for these events. Doors open at 11:50 a.m. Seating is first-come; first-served. These events will be presented in compliance with State of California and County of San Diego health regulations as applicable at the time of each concert.