Auburn Symphony brings special guests
By Winter Dorval- Staff Reporter
Daniel Lebhardt will be the piano soloist in the Auburn Symphony Orchestra's concert this weekend.
Lebhardt has been a musician since a young age.
"My mom took me to all kinds of orchestral and chamber music concerts since I was a toddler in Budapest, so I very early on became addicted to music. At the age of 6 I asked my parents to let me learn how it's done, and I started taking lessons in elementary school," he said.
He will be playing Rachmaninov's Concerto No. 2.
"It is one of the most popular pieces of the late romantic piano repertoire, and it is an astonishing, soaring, and emotionally engaging piece. I am hoping to give the audience a memorable musical experience, and perhaps introduce some of them to this kind of music, as it might be their first classical concert experience," he said.
He has studied in London under a variety of instructors.
"I guess I just enjoyed learning more and more difficult things, and I had fantastic teachers always who really guided me to the right direction, as a person and as a musician as well. I am so grateful to all of them," he said.
The concert will be on April 30 at 2:30 p.m.
There will be a free preconcert lecture at 1:45 p.m.
The fully professional Auburn Symphony features a core of musicians from the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra.
Nikolas Caoile, their second music director candidate, will be performing with Lebhardt.
The symphony has ensembles, and musicians that are willing to play for community events and schools. To book them, visit the Auburn Symphony Orchestra webpage in the schools/community section.
It will be held at the Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 4th Street NE, Auburn.
Parking is free.
Tickets are $10 for students, and $18 for everyone else. They can be purchased on the Auburn Symphony's website, at https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=aso.
Student passes out in North Parking Lot
An older student was found unconscious in the North Parking Lot on April 13 by Public Safety. Reports were that the individual tripped and fell, hitting their head on the pavement.
The student was then transported to a nearby hospital for further treatment.
A 1997 Honda Civic was stolen in the South Lot on April 13 at 1:20 p.m. Des Moines Police showed up on scene and took a report. It is unknown if the vehicle was ever found.
Public Safety advises students with a 1990 to early 2000 Honda Civic or Accord models to purchase a wheel lock because those cars are easy money makers for thieves.
Some Honda models have few universal keys, making those cars very accessible too.
An epic epi-flub
A nursing student accidently injected himself at 9:10 a.m. on April 14 with a real epi-pen in class when he intended to use a prop.
A medical call was placed and the student was checked out by medics. The individual did not suffer from any complications and made a full recovery, according to Public Safety.
Way too buzzed
An intoxicated male was found by Public Safety locked out of his vehicle in the South Lot on April 14 at 6 a.m. Des Moines Police responded and the man cooperated with authorities. The man said he was having a dispute with a roommate and he was trying to get away. Des Moines Police offered to drive the man home, but he declined and a friend of the man picked him up. The man was not indicted by police.
Write with power and precision
The Writing Center wants to help you learn how to write in your own way effectively.
Today is their last workshop of the week, it will be from 11 a.m. to noon. The event will have hands-on activities and one-on-one time with tutors to explore the writing process.
The Writing Center will also offer sign-up sheets for future tutoring sessions with one of their tutors along with information with up and coming workshops.
Young poets comes to speak
Highline hosts an open mic event followed by a poetry reading from Angel Gardener, Seattle Youth Poet Laureate.
Gardener has written poetry based off of her life and life events. Being in the foster care system since the age of five and moving from more than 30 placement homes she has much to tell. At the age of nineteen Gardener is representing Seattle as the city’s Youth Poet Laureate.
The open mic will be from 11:30 a.m. to noon and then Gardener will read and answer questions from noon to 1 p.m. in the Inter-Cultural Center, Building 8 Room 204.