GBYO finale: Trumbull teen Julian Shively on piano

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Julian Shively, 16, of Trumbull, will be featured at the Spring Concert of the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras on Sunday, May 15, at the Klein Memorial Auditorium.

The multitalented teen Julian Shively, who in April won first place honors on cello at the Greater Bridgeport Symphony’s first competition for young string players, switches to piano on Sunday, May 15, for a concert with the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras.

Shively, 16, of Trumbull, will perform with the GBYO’s Principal Orchestra at the Klein Memorial Auditorium in Bridgeport during the group’s Spring Concert season finale.

Also the winner of the GBYO’s Concerto Competition, Shively will play George Gershwin’s piano tour de force, “Rhapsody in Blue.” He is a cellist with the youth group.

The program features performances by the GBYO’s several other groups. “You won’t be at the movies, but if you close your eyes, you can imagine you are as you listen to ‘Pirates of the Caribbean,’ ‘Frozen’ and musical shorts by John Williams, composer of the ‘Star Wars’ theme,” the GBYO said in its announcement.

The Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras, six ensembles in all, is made up of 290 student musicians in grades five through 12 from more than 30 towns in Connecticut. Rehearsals are conducted weekly in Fairfield; at least three concerts a year are performed at the Klein.

Klein Memorial Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport. Sunday, May 15, 3 p.m. $15, $10 seniors and students. Tickets at the door, or at gbyo.org.

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