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RENO, Nev. – Sixteen-year-old violin prodigy Chad Hoopes will perform with the Reno Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. at UNR’s Nightingale Concert Hall.
Hoopes will be performing Tchaikovsky’s beloved Violin Concerto with the RCO led by Maestro Theodore Kuchar.
The first half of the program will be dedicated to music from Latin America, including the U.S. premiere of “Fiesta” by Venezuelan violinist-composer Alfonso Lopez Chollett. Also featured will be music by Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas, and the University of Nevada, Reno Percussion Ensemble will join the RCO in dances from Argentina by Alberto Ginastera.
Ticket prices for adults range from $20 to $40, and everyone eighteen and younger (and all full-time students) can attend for $5.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (775) 348-9413 or at RenoChamberOrchestra.org.
Chad Hoopes began performing at the age of 4, and has since studied at both the University of Minnesota and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He has performed with ensembles including the San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera and the Brussels Chamber Orchestra.
In addition to his many stage performances, Hoopes has been featured frequently on television and radio, including appearances on National Public Radio, CBS’s “Early Show,” NBC, and PBS’s “From the Top: Live at Carnegie Hall.”
In 2008, Hoopes was awarded first prize in the Young Artists Division of the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition.
He plays a 1713 Stradivarius violin and is also active in the Boy Scouts of America, having advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout.