HANFORD — The Kings Symphony Orchestra will showcase the next generation of musicians this weekend with their annual Young Artist Spotlight concert.
Clovis West student Benjamin Pegram will perform Brahams’ “Violin Concerto,” as well as two of the artists’ Hungarian Dances pieces.
Pegram earned the spot over three other Valley high school students.
“He stood out. His piece was very technically challenging. He played it cleanly and confidently. It was magnificent,” said the symphony’s music director Jeff Fritz.
The second half of the program will feature Saint-Saens first symphony and an encore chosen by the audience. Fans of the symphony on Facebook were given the choice between John Williams’ “Star Wars” theme and Danny Elfman’s theme from Sam Raimi’s original “Spider-Man,” film. The force was with the winner — “Star Wars.”
“It’s a fun, light way to end the concert,” Fritz said.
The concert is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at the Hanford High School Presentation Center, 120 E. Grangeville Blvd.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and $5 for students with ID.
Children under 12 are free with a paying adult.