Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra Concert Features Concerto Competition winner (272 w/ 1 col Jan Fuller)

MEREDITH — The Lakes Region Symphony Orchestra's (LRSO) last concert of the season on Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Inter-Lakes High School in Meredith will feature Jan Fuller, the winner of the LRSO Concerto competition sponsored by the Bank of New Hampshire.
This is the 4th year of the competition and the selection process was extremely challenging as those who auditioned were extraordinary young musicians. The students competed for scholarships and an opportunity to play with the full LRSO orchestra. This year there were two winners: pianist Joseph Parker who performed in November and Cellist Jan Fuller who is performing Saturday.
Fuller is from Concord and started playing cello at age 5 with Donna Dennison, the LRSO principal cellist. He has performed with the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra for 3 years before he joined the New England Conservatory Youth Orchestra as principal cellist. At the Interloch and Tanglewood Music Festivals he sat as principal cellist. He is currently studying with Natasha Brofsky at the New England Conservatory.
Also on the program, the LRSO will perform Wagner's Overture to Rienzi. This overture has long been a favorite of orchestras due to its showy orchestral brilliance and melodic splendor.
The 3rd piece to be performed is Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 (Eroica). The emotionally moving piece embodies Beethoven's concept of heroism in musical terms.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children and college students. Tickets are available on at, at ticket outlets: Innisfree Bookshop and Mobil station in Meredith; Greenlaw's Music in Laconia; and Bayswater Books in Center Harbor.
Tickets may also be purchased at the door the evening of the concert.

Jan Fuller (Courtesy photo)