Soo Bae

Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 8 p.m.

Guest Artist: Soo Bae, cello (Winner of Concert Artists Guild)
Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) from Ma Vlast (My Country)
Grieg: Incidental Music to Sigurd Jorsalfar, Op. 56
Dvorak: Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

Praised by The New Yorker as “superb,” and for “rich and romantic with crisp incisive technique” by The Strad, cellist Soo Bae was recognized in September 2006 by her home country of Canada as the top young cellist in the nation when she garnered First Prize in the Canada Council of the Arts Instrument Bank competition, resulting in a three-year loan of the ca. 1696 Bonjour Stradivari cello. This reaffirms her status among the premiere cellists of her generation, following top prizes awarded to her in July 2006 at the 6th Adam International Cello Festival & Competition in Christchurch, New Zealand and in March 2005 at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

Ms. Bae begins the 2007-08 season as featured soloist with the Asian Youth Orchestra for its 2007 Asia Tour of Japan, Hong Kong,and China performing Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations under the baton of Okku Kamu. North American orchestral highlights in 07-08 include the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, Scottsdale Symphony, Wartburg Symphony (IA), Ohio Valley Symphony, Toronto’s Korean Canadian Youth Symphony, the National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada and the Christchurch Symphony in New Zealand. An avid chamber musician, she has participated in collaborative tours of both Europe and Asia and has appeared at numerous music festivals. she also tours regularly with the “Music from Marlboro” throughout the US. Born in Seoul, Korea, Soo Bae received her Bachelor of Music in 2001 from The Curtis Institute of Music and her Masters of Music degree and then the prestigious Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School where she serves as an assistant faculty under Joel Krosnick.

North Shore Symphony Orchestra 2009-2010 Concert Calendar: The 49th Season

Concert I - Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 8 p.m.

Concert II - Sunday, March 7, 2010 at 3 p.m.

Special Concert - Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 8 p.m.

Concert III - Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 8 p.m.

Concert IV - Saturday, June 12, 2010 at 8 p.m.

NSSO members:Click here for the rehearsal schedule.

Residency at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School Plainview, NY

Further information about soloists and repertoire for the 2009-2010 season to be added soon. ?lease check back for updates.

Auditions for the North Shore Symphony Orchestra

The North Shore Symphony Orchestra has announced openings for strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion for the 2009-2010 concert season. Auditions for new orchestral members will be held on the evenings of Thursday, September 17 and Monday, September 21 at Old Bethpage JFK High School located at 50 Kennedy Drive in Plainview, NY. Audition requirements: Please prepare two short contrasting excerpts from a solo or concerto of your choice, or prepare two to three contrasting orchestral excerpts. To schedule an audition, please e-mail the North Shore Symphony Orchestra at

The North Shore Symphony Orchestra, now in its 49th season, is one of Long Island’s most established community orchestras. Over 70 members of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra rehearse weekly on Thursday evenings from 8 to 10:30 p.m. with Music Director & Conductor Susan Deaver. Each year NSSO presents a series of four concerts at Plainview-Old Bethpage JFK High School in Plainview. The first concert of its 49th season on Saturday, November 14 at 8 p.m. will include music of Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. NSSO will present three additional concerts: Sunday, March 7, Saturday, May 8, and a final concert on Saturday, June 12.

The History of the North Shore Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1961, by Dr. Charles Gouse, the North Shore Symphony Orchestra has provided a way for hundreds of individuals from all professions and ages to share their enthusiasm for orchestral music. Many members of the orchestra attended the country’s leading conservatories including Manhattan School of Music and the Juilliard School of Music. The North Shore Symphony Orchestra presents a series of four concerts each year, which include performances of standard orchestral repertoire as well as newly commissioned contemporary pieces. Featured soloists have included promising young Long Island musicians, members of the New York Philharmonic and professional young musicians. In 1990 Susan Deaver was appointed as Music Director and Conductor and re-established NSSO as one of Long Island’s finest community orchestras.

In 1993 the North Shore Symphony Orchestra established a Young Artist Award to recognize outstanding high school musicians, a competition which is now held every two years. In the fall of 2008 NSSO’s Artist-in-Residence program was established by Maestra Deaver to bring top caliber professional musicians to serve as concertmaster and mentor to the orchestra in both rehearsals and concerts. This program broadens the orchestra’s creative and musical experience and provides an opportunity for NSSO to provide educational outreach within the school districts of its Long Island community.

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