Concert Information

Flint Center

De Anza College
March 16, 2014

Second Concert

Jackson Theatre

Ohlone College
March 23, 2014

Concert Poster

Spring Concerts

Leo Eylar, conductor
Artie Storchguest conductor
Adrian Lin, marimba

Harrison: A Parade
Creston: Marimba Concerto
Strauss: Don Juan
Gershwin/Bennett: Porgy and Bess, A Symphonic Picture

Young Artist Competition Winner

Adrian Lin began playing percussion at the age of 8.  Most recently, he has been selected as one of five percussionists in the country to join the 2014 National Youth Orchestra of the USA.  In the past, he has also been a part of the Juilliard Summer Percussion Seminar and the CA All-State Honor Band Wind Symphony.  Having been a member of the U Music Percussion Ensemble since the fifth grade, Adrian is now a drumset instructor at its music school.  In the summer of 2012, he went with U Music on a two week tour of China where they performed in three cities including in Beijing's prestigious Forbidden City Concert Hall.  At the 2013 CA Percussive Arts Society Competition, he placed top three in the marimba, snare, and timpani categories.  Adrian's teachers have included Leonid Sokolovsky, Galen Lemmon, Nancy Jensen on piano, and Tommy Kesecker on jazz vibes.  Together, they have shaped him into a versatile musician of different genres.  Adrian enjoys playing drumset regularly in his church band and sharing his music with the community.  In his spare time, he is a passionate baseball fan and an ice cream lover.  Adrian is currently a homechooled high school senior.

Guest Conductor

As an active Bay Area free-lance musician, Artie Storch is a regular extra percussionist for the San Francisco Symphony, Silicon Valley, Oakland and Marin Symphonies, and has performed with ensembles ranging from Masterworks Chorale to Metallica.  He is a frequent player in the Bay Area theater scene, where he has performed in numerous shows including The Producers, White Christmas, Beautiful (The Carole King Musical), and the long-running Phantom of the Opera.

As principal percussionist for The Skywalker Symphony, his recording credits include playing drums and/or percussion for movies (Mars Attacks, Inspector Gadget, The Iron Giant, Spy Kids, Jurassic Park 3, Hellboy, Barnyard, Seventeen Again, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past); television (The Man Who Captured Eichmann, Sesame Street, Young Indiana Jones, Running Mates); commercials for Saturn, Nissan, Hershey’s, Taco Bell; records by Randy Newman, Linda Ronstadt, John Williams, Chanticleer, and The San Francisco Symphony; and video games (Gran Turismo, Siphon Filter Omega Strain,The Simpsons, Uncharted, Uncharted 2, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Starcraft II, Kinect Disneyland Adventures).

Mr. Storch received a Bachelor of Science degree from Brooklyn College, CUNY, where he studied with Morris Lang of the New York Philharmonic, and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where his principal teacher was Saul Goodman.

He teaches privately, and is on the faculties of California State University East Bay and Chabot College where he teaches percussion and directs the percussion ensembles.

Mr. Storch is also the Percussion Director for the California Youth Symphony.


Adrian Lin
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Artie Storch
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George Gershwin
Porgy and Bess
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