Youth “Just Ask!” and Watch Parties

March of 2021 is North State Symphony's "Youth Celebration Month", and it kicks off with special youth-oriented editions of our "Just Ask!" interview series accompanied by Watch Parties / YouTube Premiere performances.

On March 10th and 11th, Maestro Scott Seaton will interview a past winner of North State Symphony's Young Artist Awards (YAA) and two youth orchestra members, as they reflect and reminisce on their experiences performing with North State Symphony.  The discussions will be followed by reprise video footage of their concert performances.  These young musicians' stories and performances will prove inspiring not only to their peers,  but to those of all ages who appreciate the dedication and passion that are the hallmarks of classical music artists of all ages.

Premiere Dates / Times

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021 @ 7:00pm featuring Oliver Moore, piano (2019 YAA Winner, High School Division)

  • Just Ask! interview with Oliver
  • Watch Party / YouTube Premier featuring Oliver as a feature soloist performing the Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 with North State Symphony at our February 2020 Masterworks concerts.

Thursday, March 11th, 2021 @ 7:00pm featuring McKenna Reale, violin and Forest Wong, violin (MTAC Youth Orchestra members)

  • Just Ask! interview with McKenna and Forest
  • Watch Party / YouTube Premier featuring McKenna performing in a side-by-side performance of the Marquez Danzon No. 2 with North State Symphony at our February 2020 Masterworks concerts.
  • Watch Party / YouTube Premier featuring Forest performing in a side-by-side performance of the Beethoven Coriolan Overture with North State Symphony at our May 2019 Masterworks concerts.