Starting off the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra & Chorus Symphony on the Green summer concert series is a classical concert on Friday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m., at the Duluth Amphitheater.
Featuring the considerable talents of pianist Huu Mai and coloratura soprano Marielle Coleman Mai, the opening Symphony on the Green concert will include selections from Saint-Saens, Brahms, Donizetti, Puccini, Borodin and Beethoven in a full-length symphony concert.
Huu Mai is a pianist, violinist, teacher, conductor and composer. In addition to performing as a solo recitalist, collaborative artist and chamber musician, he frequently performs as guest-soloist with orchestras such as the GSO. He has received the Steinway Foundation’s John Innes Grant, and a personal invitation to perform for President George W. Bush.
Mai has also served as Guest Lecturer and Composer-in-Residence at the Kennesaw State University School of Music. As a passionate believer in passing on the gift of music, he has had students recognized both locally and nationally in performance and composition. Also a Yamaha Certified Instructor, Mr. Mai currently serves as the Auditions Chair for the Cobb County Music Teacher’s Association and is an active member in MTNA and MENC.
Coloratura soprano Marielle Coleman Mai is a KSU graduate with a BM Degree in Vocal Performance. Marielle’s performance credits include Monica in Gian-Carlo Menotti’s The Medium with the Capital City Opera Company, Birdie in Marc Blitzstein’s Regina and Carmela in Menotti’s The Saint of Bleeker Street for the Georgia State University Harrower Summer Opera Workshop.
Coleman Mai has also performed as a soprano soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria, and Schubert’s Mass in G with the KSU Chamber Singers, and Convention Recitalist in the GMTA State Competition for both middle and upper college divisions. Marielle is also a member of the Phi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society and works full-time as a Registered Nurse.
Sponsored by the City of Duluth, the free concert series will take place on Fridays throughout the summer, on June 19, July 17 and August 21, at 7:00 p.m. The Duluth Amphitheater is located in the heart of downtown Duluth, at 3142 Hill Street.
In the works for the concert series are the classical concert on June 19, a full-length choral concert on July 17, and a final pops concert on August 21.
For more information about the Gwinnett Symphony Orchestra & Chorus or the Symphony on the Green concert series, please call the Lilburn New School of Music at 770-925-8900 or visit www.gwinnettsymphony.org.