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Local Student Wins Solo in Orchestra Performance

Jillian Khoo, of McLean, an eighth-grade student at Longfellow Middle School, will be a featured soloist Sunday with the DC Youth Orchestra in a free performance at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Ave. SE, Washington, D.C., at 4 p.m.

Led by Maestro Jesus Manuel Berard, the Youth Orchestra will perform the Overture from Mozart’s triumphant opera Don Giovanni, Max Bruch’s thrilling G minor Violin Concerto, performed by concerto competition winner Jillian Khoo, and Symphony No. 6, the “Little C Major,” by Franz Schubert.

Khoo began her violin studies at the age of 3 and joined the Youth Orchestra at 11. She is the first recipient of the David Gordon Louis Daniel Foundation music scholar award. In June 2012, the National Symphony Orchestra made an exception and accepted her into the National Symphony Orchestra Youth Fellowship Program for high school musicians. She is one of the youngest musicians accepted into this prestigious program.