We welcome young cello sensation Miriam K. Smith, who will perform Cello Concerto in A minor by Saint-Saëns. Fresh from performances with the Cincinnati and Louisville Symphonies, we are excited to showcase this amazingly gifted young woman. The Secret Marriage Overture, a forgotten gem by Cimarosa will open the concert, and we close with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8, the sunniest of is even numbered symphonies.
Cimarosa | Il matrimonio segreto: Overture (1792)
Saint-Saëns | Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor, Op 33
Beethoven | Symphony No. 8, Op. 93
MIRIAM K. SMITH, an 11-year old American cellist, is rapidly gaining recognition as a concert soloist. She made her orchestral debut at age 8 playing the complete Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major with the Seven Hills Sinfonietta. Previous engagements have included her debut with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Louisville Orchestra playing Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations for multiple children’s concerts, and featured soloist with the Wright State Chamber Orchestra. Future engagements will be with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in 2019 and the Blue Ash Montgomery Orchestra. She has performed in recital at Carnegie Hall twice as 1st place winner of American Protégé International and American Fine Arts Festival competitions, as well as Cleveland Orchestra Rainbow concerts, and the 2016 and 2017 Emerging Artists series of the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival in Burlington, VT. Her summer 2018 includes solo recitals given in Cincinnati, Chicago, and Blowing Rock, NC, and Burlington, VT. Miriam has played in public master class for cellists such as Alisa Weilerstein, Peter Wiley, Richard Aaron, and Alan Harris. Ms. Smith’s primary studies have been with Sarah Kim and Alan Rafferty since she began cello at age 4.