VSA arts presents a diverse evening of musical talent featuring the 2008 VSA arts International Young Soloists. The VSA arts International Young Soloists Program recognizes outstanding young musicians with disabilities in their pursuit of a career.
Artists to perform: MacIntyre Family Singers Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, siblings Scott, Todd, and Katelyn vocalize together in perfect harmony, earning comparisons to Manhattan Transfer and Billy Joel for their upbeat arrangements and crisp compositions. Formed in 1998, this captivating trio has performed concerts across the US and Canada and been internationally profiled on CNN, Headline News, and Global TV, as well as in the print media.
Ashlee Young Concert pianist Ashlee Young won the 2007 Montana Association of Symphony Orchestras Competition and has appeared with the Great Falls Symphony on the same bill as world-renowned violinist Midori. In 2007, Young appeared with the Billings and Bozeman symphony orchestras. She earned an honorable mention in the 2006 International Franz Liszt Competition and was a finalist in the 2006 Coeur d'Alene Young Artist Competition.
Issam Elayyan Hailing from Amman, Jordan, oud player Issam Elayyan has performed in festivals and concerts worldwide. Elayyan, who also studies classical violin, will receive his bachelor's degree from the National Music Conservatory of Jordan in June 2008 with a specialization in Arab music.
Avocat Rap Bi A trio from Dakar, Senegal, Avocat Rap Bi fuses hip-hop beats with traditional African elements and positive messages. Mandaw Gnin, Idrissa Fall, and Moene Amare have performed in the Nescafe Africa Revelation talent competition several times, and founded a rap festival in their home neighborhood of Grand Médine.
MacIntyre Family Singers Katelyn MacIntyre, vocals Scott MacIntyre, vocals and piano Todd MacIntyre, vocals BERLIN, "I Love a Piano" SELWAY, "With One Dream" GRAHAM, LOVLAND, "You Raise Me Up" SHAW, A Cappella ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ashlee Young, piano GINASTERA, Tres Piezas LISZT, Tarantella ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Issam Elayyan, oud ALMEN'EM ALHARERE, Sama'e Nahawand BASHA, Longa Shahnaz SHAREEF MOHYE ALDEEN HAYDAR, Caprice Nahawand ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Avocat Rap Bi Mbène Amar, vocals Idrissa Fall, vocals Mandaw Gning, vocals SHAKUR, Bi vibes bi mélodie STUDIO ONE SHOP SÉNÉGAL, Africa BLAISE, Avocat Rap Bi dafa dohaniwone