Beyond the Competition – Showcasing Former Winners of The Orchestra of Northern New York’s Young Artist Competition.
Junior High and High School students from Northern and Central New York are invited to participate in the 15th Annual Young Artist Competition on Saturday, February 20, 2021. Participants will receive feedback from a panel of professional musicians that includes ONNY’s music director.
Cash prizes will be awarded and the winner will have the opportunity to solo with ONNY at a future concert.
Learn more: https://onny.org/competition
About this performance
Song: Fly Me to the Moon
Composed by: Bart Howard, 1954
Arrangement: Bart Howard
Performed by Silas Smith, 2018 Young Artist Competition Winner
SILAS SMITH, 21, began studying Classical Harp as a child and continued that pursuit for ten years under the direction of many North Country professional mentors. During that time, he developed a love for chamber music. He has participated in several community theater productions, starring in the lead role in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2017) and the supporting role of Young Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol (2019). Today, he focuses on jazz piano. Currently, Mr. Smith is a junior at Clarkson University, where he is studying Financial Information and Analysis. His other interests include chess, humanistic philosophy, history of religion, and American politics.