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March 29, 2014

Oskaloosa Symphony to present Young Performers Concert April 13



Since 1998, Hao Huang has attended several international vocal music master classes in Italy, taught by world-known soprano singer Katia·Riccialleli from Italy and baritone singer Sherrill Milnes from America, with whom he performed. He has held 15 concerts in different cities in Italy, France, Hungary and Germany having successfully created numerous figures, including Rudolph in “La Boheme,” Tannhauser in “Carmen” and Faust in "Faust.” He has also performed Verdi's "The Requiem," Rossini's "Stabat Mater," for which he has received good coverage in local media. He also participated in the orchestras with Desenzano Symphony Orchestra of Italy, Chiari Symphony Orchestra of Milan, Bordeaux Symphony Orchestra of France, Symphony Orchestra of Budapest’s State Opera House, Radio Symphony Orchestra of Stuttgart, Heidenheim Symphony Orchestra and Halle Symphony Orchestra.

Hao Huang took part in the 4th Budapest International Opera Competition in 1998 and won the third place in tenor. In 2002, he was shortlisted as the Top 10 best singers of Germany and his songs were collected in CD “2002 Collection of German New Singer.” In 2004, he successfully held a recital in Wuhan after returning to Wuhan Conservatory of Music.

Hao Huang is well published in vocal CDs and academic journals. He currently teaches Italian Pronunciation, German Pronunciation, and Ensemble of Western Operas.

The final selection to be performed by the Oskaloosa Symphony Orchestra on April 13 will be the Last movement of “The New World Symphony,” by Anton Dvorak.

The New World Symphony is probably Anton Dvorak's most famous composition. Although Dvorak was a Czech composer, The New World Symphony has deep roots in America as much of the content comes from American musical styles including, spirituals, native American rhythms and folk songs. This Symphony is extremely popular in Iowa since it was completed during his three month stay in the small town of Spillville in Northeast Iowa before its very successful premier in New York. Dvorak deeply moved this country and was deeply moved by it. He encouraged Americans to create their own style from their own music. Dvorak taught the teachers of George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Aaron Copland and Duke Ellington, composers who ended up obeying his command that Americans be American.


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