Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 17 January 2012 15:56
Braden Unruh, a senior at Goessel High School, will be among those performing in the Newton Mid-Kansas Symphony Orchestra’s Winter Classics Concert at 4 p.m. Jan. 22, in the Newton High School auditorium.
Unruh and Joel Boettger, winners of the fourth annual Young Soloist Competition, will solo with the orchestra under the direction of Thomas W. Douglas.
Unruh is featured on Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E flat, and Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto in A features Boettger.
Unruh, who studies trumpet with Jerry Toews, plays in the high school band directed by Rob Tierney, and participates in choir and Elbiata Singers.
Throughout high school, Unruh has performed with the Kansas Music Educators Association district and state bands and orchestras.
He also has studied trumpet with Richard Tirk and recently participated in a master class led by trumpeters Raymond Mase and Kevin Cobb of the American Brass Quintet.
Next year, he plans to continue his involvement in music at college.
Tickets for the concert are $12/10 advance for adults; $6/5 advance for students; with free admission for children under 12 accompanied by an adult.
Tickets are available at Ten Thousand Villages, Faith and Life Bookstore and at the door the day of the concert.