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Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Ginny Ack­er­son

The 2015/2016 sea­son of the Sun­day Con­cert Se­ries spon­sored by the Springville Arts Com­mis­sion will kick off with a great con­cert by Alex Hawker on Sun­day, Aug. 16. The Sun­day Con­cert Se­ries is held at the Springville Mu­seum of Art on the third Sun­day of each month from Au­gust to May at 4:30 p.m.

Vi­o­lin­ist and vi­o­list Alexan­der Hawker re­cently grad­u­ated from Springville High School and will be mov­ing to Seat­tle in the fall of 2015 with a schol­ar­ship to at­tend Cor­nish Col­lege of the Arts where he will study mu­sic.

Re­cently he was a prize win­ner in the Utah Baroque Ensem­ble’s an­nual Schol­ar­ship Com­pe­ti­tion. In 2014 he was a fea­tured soloist in a con­cert for the LDS Gen­eral Young Men Pres­i­dency in the Assem­bly Hall on Tem­ple Square. Other no­table per­for­mances in­clude a per­for­mance in 2015 of the Beethoven Vi­o­lin Con­certo with the Springville Cham­ber Or­ches­tra and a solo per­for­mance dur­ing the Lyceum Phil­har­monic Or­ches­tra’s 2013-2014 sea­son. The solo with the Lyceum Phil­har­monic was so well re­ceived that by pop­u­lar de­mand the or­ches­tra in­cluded a record­ing of it on their al­bum ti­tled “Chil­dren of Lib­erty.”

Alexan­der is cur­rently the as­so­ciate con­cert­mas­ter of the Utah Val­ley Mil­len­nial Or­ches­tra. He has also held prin­ci­pal po­si­tions on both vi­o­lin and vi­ola in the Springville Cham­ber Or­ches­tra, Lyceum Phil­har­monic and Fes­ti­val Or­ches­tras, and pit or­ches­tras for mu­si­cals such as “Hello Dolly” and “The Mikado.” He was also a mem­ber of the UMEA All-State Or­ches­tra for three years be­gin­ning in 2013.

He be­gan the vi­o­lin at the age of 5 with Terri Ful­wider and vi­ola with Ni­cole Ma­cias. He later went on to study both vi­o­lin and vi­ola with Monte Belk­nap.

In his free time, Alexan­der en­joys do­ing things like play­ing chess, go­ing to con­certs, read­ing, hik­ing, fish­ing, run­ning, rid­ing his bike, gar­den­ing and per­form­ing cham­ber mu­sic with his friends.

Next month on Sept. 20, the se­ries will fea­ture so­prano Louise Payne, who is also a Springville res­i­dent. Other per­form­ers for this se­ries will in­clude the Old Time Fid­dlers, the Red Desert Ram­blers, the Utah Val­ley Hand Bell Choir, Clive Rom­ney, the Five Strings, Kelli Brown and Sheldon Boone.

Alexan­der Hawker

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