Paredes family to be featured in Sunday Concert Series

r The talented Paredes family will present a free concert on Sunday, Aug. 21, at the Springville Museum of Art as part of the Springville Arts Commission’s Sunday Concert Series.

The Sunday Concert Series, sponsored by the Springville Arts Commission, will begin its new season on Aug. 21 with a concert by the wonderfully talented Paredes family whose members play flute and violin and sing. The concert will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Springville Museum of Art, 126 E. 400 South, Springville. The concert is free to the public.rLigia Verduga Paredes holds a master’s degree in flute performance and education from the Antonio Neumane National Conservatory of Music in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She has been a featured soloist in the international flute festival “En La Mitad del Mundo” and has performed as a guest soloist with the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony in Quito, Ecuador, and the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra here in Utah County. Mrs. Paredes served as first flute with the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra for 13 years before retiring to spend more time with her family. In Utah, she has played with the Utah Valley Symphony and she is currently playing first flute with the Nebo Philharmonic.rLuis Paredes holds a bachelor’s degree as a violinist from the Antonio Neumane National Conservatory of Music in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He was a soloist playing Bach’s Concerto in A with the Antonio Neumane’s chamber orchestra and playing viola in the premiere in Guayaquil, Ecuador, of the Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola (1992) by Mozart. He recorded live in Germany (viola part, 1997) ballads and folk Ecuadorian music. Mr. Paredes served as first violin with the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra for 13 years. In Utah, he has played with the Utah Valley Symphony and with the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra.rSamantha Paredes started her involvement in music at age 6 and was a finalist in the First Night singing contest at the Provo Towne Centre. She also plays the flute and was one of the top musicians of the concert band at Centennial Middle School.rThe next performance of the Sunday Concert Series on Sept. 18 will showcase country singer Whitney Lusk, a singer-songwriter from Utah. At the age of 14, Whitney performed with a national country cover band that opened at music festivals for major artists such as Kellie Pickler, LeAnn Rimes and Billy Currington.rAt age 16, Whitney opened for the country duo Maddie & Tae. Since then, she has opened for YouTube sensation Andie Case at a sold-out show in Salt Lake City. She has been featured on several Utah radio stations as one of Utah’s up-and-coming singers.


Chris Baird
Chris Baird
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