The Island Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit, all-volunteer, Long Island-wide orchestra whose talented members have ranged in age from their 30s to their 90s! The orchestra performs performs at venues across Long Island, including two public concerts at Patchogue Theatre each year, in the Spring and Fall/Winter.
Under the direction of Eric R. Stewart, The Island Symphony Orchestra will present Fanfare for the Common Man by Copland, Hungarian March by Berlioz, and Finlandia by Sibelius. The orchestra is proud to feature the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in d minor, with pianist Wayne Weng.
Pianist Wayne Weng’s playing has been described as “vibrant and immensely musical,” and as having “delicacy amounting to almost reverence...through gossamer touch” (Wiltshire Gazette & Herald). His “ability to modulate the piano’s sound...coupled with his great ear easily gave him an edge” (Sioux City Journal) is what earned him first prize at the 2013 Iowa Piano Competition. He was also a prizewinner at the Washington International Competition for Piano, where his performance in the final round “raised the excitement level of the afternoon several notches.” (The Washington Post).
As a soloist as well as a collaborator, Wayne Weng has performed around the world, from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to Bösendorfer Hall at the Mozarthaus in Vienna, among others. As a member of the Phoenix Ensemble, his first commercial recording was released in 2017 to critical acclaim. Wayne Weng’s musical interests and skills extend beyond classical music. An avid improviser, he frequently offers music from the American Songbook to the Beatles to Radiohead as encores. For more information and videos of his performances, please visit his website: www.wayneweng.com and follow him on Facebook: facebook.com/waynewengpiano.