Concert II: Legends from around the World

Sunday, January 21, 2024
The SSSO season continues on the MainStage at Proctors with Bethlehem Central High School senior William Lauricella, who won first place in the 2022 Capital District Council for Young Musicians’ Annual Chopin Piano Competition and SSSO’s Parillo Piano Competition. This concert includes Bartok’s “Dance Suite,” Ravel’s “Mother Goose Suite” and the great Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto #2 in C Minor.”

And don’t miss the pre-concert talk with Lauricella and Artistic Director/Conductor Glen Cortese at 2 p.m. in the Guild Room! It’s an excellent way to learn more about the music and an opportunity to ask questions about the performance. All are invited to attend.

Tickets are $17–$24. Children under 18 are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Run time: 2 hours

William Lauricella is a 17-year-old pianist and percussionist.  He began piano lessons at age 5 and percussion lessons at 9. William has attended Juilliard and the Manhattan School of Music Precollege programs. He is currently studying piano with Dr. Inesa Sinkevych at Manhattan School of Music Precollege. He studies percussion with Richard Albagli, the Principal Percussionist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra.

William won first place prizes in the 2022 Manhattan School of Music Precollege Philharmonic Piano Concerto Competition, the 2022 CDCYM Chopin Competition, the 2022, 2021 & 2019 Luzerne Music Center International Concerto Competition, the 2023 & 2020 ESYO Lois Lyman Concerto Competition, as well as the 2018 Schenectady Symphony Louise DeFeo Parillo Concerto Competition and others. William placed second in the 2019 Leschetizky International Concerto Competition.  William was featured on PBS as the WMHT Classical Student of the month.   William is a member of the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Symphony orchestra and the ESYO Youth Percussion Ensemble.  He was recently inducted into his High School’s National Honor Society.