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Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Lincoln Park student to perform at Carnegie Hall this weekend

February 1, 2017

MIDLAND, Pa. (Jan. 31, 2017) - Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School music student Nathanael Turner will play at New York City's Carnegie Hall this weekend with the 2017 Honors Performance Series Orchestra.

Qualified students are invited to apply after being nominated by a music teacher familiar with their accomplishments.

A Lincoln Park junior, Nathanael was nominated by Todd Goodman, artistic education director, and selected as a result of achievements demonstrated on his application and audition recording.

Nathanael's primary instrument is the violin and he is the concertmaster with the Lincoln Park Orchestra this year. He has been a member of Lincoln Park's music program since seventh grade.

Nathanael participates in a youth chamber group, Three Rivers Young Peoples Orchestras (TRYPO) at Duquesne University. Every other week, he takes a 1 ½ hour private lesson with Irene Cheng, first violin in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

The Honors Performance Series assembles some of the world's most elite young musicians to perform under the baton of master conductors at Carnegie Hall, one of the world's most celebrated concert venues. Selected finalists have the opportunity to work and learn from renowned conductors as they prepare for a special performance on Sunday, Feb. 5. Finalists also spend time networking with peers and experiencing the sights and performance arts of New York City.

His parents, Daniel and Stacey Turner of Beaver, said they are "very proud" of his accomplishments.

"He's worked very hard to get where he's at. His life — believe it or not, for a 17-year-old boy — is violin," Stacey Turner said. "That Lincoln Park would even give him this opportunity to be nominated is amazing."

Contact: Larissa Dudkiewicz
(724) 576-4644 ext. 1150

Lincoln Park music student Nathanael Turner

Lincoln Park music student Nathanael Turner

About Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School (www.lppacs.org) is a Pennsylvania public school providing a state-approved academic program and pre-professional training for grades 7-12 in music, theater, dance, creative writing, health science arts and media arts. The school enrolls students from more than 65 surrounding school districts.

Media Contact: Fred Miller, communications coordinator, fred.miller@nndsonline.org