Pare­des fam­ily to be fea­tured in Con­cert SeriesThe

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Sun­day Con­cert Series, spon­sored Neu­mane’s cham­ber or­ches­tra and play­ing by the Springville Arts Com­mis­sion, will vi­ola in the pre­miere in Guayaquil, Ecua- be­gin its new sea­son on Aug. 21 with a dor, of the Sin­fo­nia Con­cer­tante for Vi­olin con­cert by the won­der­fully tal­ented Pare- and Vi­ola (1992) by Mozart. He recorded des fam­ily whose mem­bers play flute and live in Ger­many (vi­ola part, 1997) bal­lads vi­olin and sing. The con­cert will be­gin at and folk Ecuado­rian music. Mr. Pare­des 4:30 p.m. at the Springville Mu­seum of served as first vi­olin with the Guayaquil Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville. The Sym­phony Or­ches­tra for 13 years. In con­cert is free to the pub­lic. Utah, he has played with the Utah Val-

Li­gia Ver­duga Pare­des holds a mas­ter’s ley Sym­phony and with the Tim­pano­gos de­gree in flute per­for­mance and ed­uca- Sym­phony Or­ches­tra. Sa­man­tha Pare­des tion from the An­to­nio Neu­mane Na­tion- started her in­volve­ment in music at age 6 al Con­ser­va­tory of Music in Guayaquil, and was a fi­nal­ist in the First Night sing- Ecuador. She has been a fea­tured soloist ing con­test at the Provo Towne Cen­tre. in the in­ter­na­tional flute fes­ti­val “En La She also plays the flute and was one of the Mi­tad del Mundo” and has per­formed as top mu­si­cians of the con­cert band at Cen- a guest soloist with the Guayaquil Sym- ten­nial Mid­dle School. phony Or­ches­tra, the Na­tional Sym­phony The next per­for­mance of the Sun­day in Quito, Ecuador, and the Tim­pano­gos Con­cert Series on Sept. 18 will show­case Sym­phony Or­ches­tra here in Utah Coun- coun­try singer Whit­ney Lusk, a sing- ty. Mrs. Pare­des served as first flute with er-song­writer from Utah. At the age of 14, the Guayaquil Sym­phony Or­ches­tra for 13 Whit­ney per­formed with a na­tional coun- years be­fore re­tir­ing to spend more time try cover band that opened at music festi- with her fam­ily. In Utah, she has played vals for ma­jor artists such as Kel­lie Pick- with the Utah Val­ley Sym­phony and she is ler, LeAnn Rimes and Billy Cur­ring­ton. cur­rently play­ing first flute with the Nebo At age 16, Whit­ney opened for the Phil­har­monic. coun­try duo Mad­die & Tae. Since then,

Luis Pare­des holds a bach­e­lor’s de­gree she has opened for YouTube sen­sa­tion as a vi­o­lin­ist from the An­to­nio Neu­mane Andie Case at a sold-out show in Salt Na­tional Con­ser­va­tory of Music in Guay- Lake City. She has been fea­tured on sev- aquil, Ecuador. He was a soloist play­ing eral Utah ra­dio sta­tions as one of Utah’s Bach’s Con­certo in A with the An­to­nio up-and-com­ing singers.

The tal­ented Pare­des fam­ily will present a free con­cert on Sun­day, Aug. 21.

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