SUMMIT, NJ - Violinist Evelyn Estava will be featured soloists as the Summit Symphony presents its final concert of the season, a free event May 21 at Summit High School beginning at 3 p.m.
Under the direction of musical director Michael Avagliano, the orchestra will perform the Overture to Der Freischutz by Weber, Violin Concerto No. 3 by Saint-Saens and Symphony No. 5 by Beethoven.
Estava has earned recognition as one of the top performing artists in her native Venezuela. She has made many guest soloist appearances with orchestras in North and South America, including the Mexico State Symphony, the Simón Bolívar Orchestra of Venezuela and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Falcón. Recent performances have included the World Premiere of the Rhapsody from themes by Leonard Bernstein’s “On the Town”, by Charlie Harmon, Bernstein’s former assistant and orchestrator.
She performs regularly with the Harrisburg Symphony, the Allentown Symphony, and the NJ Festival Orchestra, and currently serves as concertmaster of the Plainfield Symphony and the Central Jersey Symphony. Estava, is the first violinist of the Madison String Quartet and, with this group, she has released two CDs, “Life is a Dream / Music of the Americas,” and "Duos and Quartets for Strings" by David Rimelis.
At age 15, Estava became a member of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, the crowning jewel of that country’s celebrated music education program “El Sistema”. With this orchestra she toured Latin America, the United States, and Europe. Later she won the Associate Concertmaster position in the Orquesta Filarmónica Nacional, where she was also the first violinist of that orchestra's string sextet.
Summit High School is located at 125 Kent Place Boulevard.