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CDO student's piece of music to be played by symphony May 1

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Posted: Tuesday, April 14, 2009 11:00 pm

A piece of music composed by a Canyon Del Oro High School student is being performed May 1 by the Tucson Symphony Orchestra.

"Wanderer's Requiem," created by CDO junior Elly Krepp, 17, is presented to the public on Friday, May 1, at 7 p.m. at the Tucson Music Hall.

It's part of the Celebrate the Future concert, which recognizes top students, a release said.

Attendance is free, but guests must register online at"> for tickets or call the TSO box office at (520) 882-8585. Donations for this concert and other TSO education and youth programs are welcome at the door.

Krepp, a Catalina resident, composed "Wanderer’s Requiem" as a student in the TSO's Young Composers Project. The TSO’s Young Composers Project provides "a living laboratory for elementary through high school aged students to learn to compose music for orchestra," a release said.

"It is a rarity nationally because it is designed for elementary and secondary aged students, for its comprehensive program content, and because the professional orchestra will perform student compositions written during its year-long Young Composers Project."

Elly Krepp plays viola in the Northwest Intergenerational Community Orchestra, the CDO school orchestra, Tucson Philharmonia Youth Orchestra, and Tucson Junior Strings; she also enjoys playing guitar, violin, and mandolin. She has been composing for about four years, independently and with the Young Composers Project. She hopes to attend Northern Arizona University and study music, composition, or journalism.

"Wanderer’s Requiem" is her favorite piece she has written so far, but she is continuing to work on several symphonies and small ensembles.

The 2009 Celebrate the Future Concert is sponsored by Splendido resident Dorothy D. Vanek and an anonymous donor.

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