By Karen Budai
contributing writer 

Tehachapi Symphony Concert features Young Artist Competition winner, May 21


May 13, 2023


Young Artist Competition winner, Ella Gove, will perform Dvorak's "Romance for Violin and Orchestra."

Ella Gove is the featured Young Artist soloist at the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra's May 21 concert.

Ms. Gove is a violin student of Julia Haney, Concertmaster of the Bakersfield Symphony, and played in the All Kern County High School Honors Orchestra. She also played a Command Performance solo at CMEA in 2021 and 2023, and she won the CalASTA Solo Competition. She performed Bach in the Subways at the Amtrak Station in 2019 as an active member of Music of Bakersfield. This season she won the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra's Young Artist Competition.

Additionally, Ms. Gove is a dancer and has been featured with Civic Dance Center in their production of Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker for several years, a favorite being the role of the Rose. She performed in "Swan Lake" as Odette, one of the main roles, with the Bakersfield City Ballet in March of this year.

Ms. Gove is an 11th grader at Stockdale High School in Bakersfield and will turn 17 in September. She is a part of Stockdale's Math Honor Society, National Honor Society, Symphony Orchestra, and a few clubs including International Club and French Club.

The Tehachapi Symphony, directed by Dr. David Newby will perform on Sunday, May 21 beginning at 4 p.m. at Country Oaks Baptist Church, located at 20915 Schout Rd.

The program begins with Robert Schumann's Finale, followed by Dvorak's Romance for Violin and Orchestra performed by this year's Young Artist Competition winner, Ella Gove. Ending the program is Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 9, "The Great Symphony."

There is a reception following the concert so that community members may meet the Young Artist Competition winner, Ella Gove, as well as symphony director, Dr. Newby, and members of the Tehachapi Symphony Orchestra.

Admission is always FREE to the community. For more concert information call (661) 821-7511 or go to the website:


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