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'Shining Stars' concert showcases Southeastern Community Music School violinists

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Violin students of Southeastern Louisiana University’s Community Music School will shine in a special concert Nov. 29. 
     Their free concert, “Shining Stars,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium. 
     The concert features soloists Gabriela Carter and Ashley Johansen, Madisonville; Umika Kuroda, Mandeville; Soojin Lee, Covington; Lydia Newton and Wesley Newton, Ocean Springs, Miss.; Chloe Williams, Griffin Wiemelt and Riley Wiemelt, Mandeville. 
     The young violinists, who are from the studio of CMS violin instructor Jivka Jeleva, will perform as soloists with members of the Southeastern Chamber Orchestra conducted by Yakov Voldman. 
     “The soloists are ‘the most dedicated’ of the CMS’s young violinists,” said Jeleva. “The concert is the opportunity for them to be rewarded for their hard work.”
     The concert also features the CMS String Ensemble and the “Dancing Fiddles.” Jeleva said the famous fiddle tunes performed by the Dancing Fiddles incorporate intricate choreography that gives the young performers an innovative and fun twist to violin playing.
      Founded in 1996, Southeastern’s Community Music School offers children and adults private and group music lessons taught by Southeastern faculty members, graduate students and community professionals.  
     For information visit or contact CMS at 985-549-5502.

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