Young Artist winner to perform Jan. 25

The music from two of history’s most prolific composers and a guest performance from a talented young trumpeter will highlight the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming concert.

“Beethoven, Brahms and Brass” will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, at the Grand Junction High School auditorium, 1400 N. Fifth St.

The guest performer will be Antonio Villanueva, the winner of the 2010 Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Competition. He plans to play the challenging Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto.

Villanueva is a senior at Arizona State University, where he is working on his bachelor of music degree in trumpet solo performance. His musical studies began at the age of 9 in Monterrey, Mexico, and he made his solo debut at age 12 with the Youth Orchestra Nuevo Leon.

He has been the principal trumpet at the World Youth Symphonic Band at Interlochen, the Summer Music Institute hosted by the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center and the Youth Orchestra of Mexico.

Also on the program if Brahm’s expressive Symphony No. 3 and pieces composed by Beethoven. A Classical Conversation will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Concert Hall.

Tickets start at $15 for adults and $5 for students.

Tickets are available at the symphony office in the Alpine Bank building, 225 N. Fifth St., by phone at 243-6787 or online at


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