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Rising Stars - 2012 Memories

Jourdan Urbach   David Fraley

Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 7:30 pm
First United Methodist Church
1338 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA

“What’s the Score?” Pre-Concert Lecture with Nuvi Mehta at 6:45 pm

Catch the stars of tomorrow in the Festival’s annual “Rising Stars” Thursday concert. These award-winning, talented young artists will inspire the area’s young student musicians as well as delight the seasoned Festival attendee. A perfect concert to which to bring your children and grandchildren.

This season’s rising stars are:
14-year-old, award-winning pianist, David Fraley and
19-year-old, Julliard-trained violinist, Jourdan Urbach.

David Fraley is from Camarillo and was introduced first to Ventura Music Festival as a former “Rising Star.” Jourdan Urbach, also a former “Rising Star” performer, has already headlined at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, among dozens of other venues, including being featured on; The Today Show, Good Morning America and CBS Sunday Morning. In addition to his musical accomplishments, Urbach is the founder of Children Helping Children, a musical philanthropic organization that raises funds for research and music therapy programs for neurological diseases.

David Fraley, piano
Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 J. S. Bach
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 “Waldstein” L. v. Beethoven
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 F. Liszt
Concert Etude No. 6: Pastorale N. Kapustin
Jourdan Urbach, violin
Toccata J. Urbach
Tzigane (Concert Rhapsody) M. Ravel
Havanaise, op. 83 C. Saint-Saens
Zapateado P. de Sarasate
Porgy & Bess G. Gershwin
arr. Heifetz/Urbach
Por Una Cabeza (Tango) C. Gardel
Recitativo and Scherzo – Caprice, Op. 6 F. Kreisler
Feeling Good A. Newley
Aerion J. Urbach

visit Jourdan's website at for music samples

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Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Tea & Trumpets

Federico Mondelci

Alexander Schimpf

Tiempo Libre

Emerson String Quartet

Rising Stars

Pablo Sainz Villegas

Nicole Cabell

Concert sponsored by:
Micheline & Albert Sakharoff,
Fickewirth and Associates,
Insurance Brokers and Consultants,
Dr. Peter & Lainie Cannon
Media sponsors:
Ventura Breeze, KCLU