Paredes family to be featured in Concert SeriesThe
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.