Wisconsin Philharmonic “Catch a Rising Star” with guest artists Julian Rhee & Eric Chen

Brookfield’s own Julian Rhee, violin prodigy, winner of the Wisconsin Young Artist Competition 2017, is already a seasoned soloist. Having performed around the U.S., Julian makes his long-awaited Wisconsin Philharmonic debut with the majestic Tchaikovsky Concerto. Also featured are the Philharmonic’s extraordinary principal wind players in music of Mozart & Ibert.


2017 Chapman Memorial Piano Competition Winner, Eric Chen, will be joining this concert to perform Franck’s Symphonic Variations. Eric, 18, is a senior at Brookfield Central High School and has been studying piano at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music for twelve years. He has won numerous awards including first place in the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Scholarship Auditions for eight consecutive years.


Wisconsin Philharmonic soloists performing this concert are Suzanne Geoffrey, a well accomplished oboe and English horn player, who is a member of multiple orchestras in southeastern Wisconsin. Andrew Jackson, a bassoonist currently working in Wisconsin, and is principal bassoonist in the Wisconsin Philharmonic, the Wisconsin Wind Orchestra, and Racine Symphony. Christopher Zello joined the Wisconsin Philharmonic in 1999 as an E-Flat clarinetist, and later became principal clarinetist in 2010. Kelly Hoffman, the principal horn of the Wisconsin Philharmonic, second horn with the Fox Valley Symphony and the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra, and fourth horn with the Festival City Symphony. Scott Metlicka, the principal flutist with the Wisconsin Philharmonic and Milwaukee’s Skylight Theatre, who is also a member of the South Bend, Elgin, and Rockford Symphonies.


An hour prior to the 3:00 p.m. concert, the Wisconsin Philharmonic will offer a free, 30 minute informal discussion with the conductor and soloists. MYSO’S Blair Ensemble will also be performing in the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center lobby before the concert.


Big Brothers Big Sisters is the non-profit partner for this performance.  A light reception of desserts and cider will follow the performance.


Julian Rhee


Eric Chin













Venue: Sharon Lynne Wilson Center, 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045

Date & Times: Sunday, March 11 at 3:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:30 p.m. with Pre-Concert Conversation at 2:00 p.m.)

Tickets: $48 Preferred Orchestra, $42 General Orchestra, $36 Balcony

Box Office: 234 W Main St. #9 Waukesha, WI 53186, (262)-547-1858 or online at www.wisphil.org



About the Wisconsin Philharmonic

The Wisconsin Philharmonic’s mission is to enrich lives through exceptional musical experiences: performance, education and community partnership. The Philharmonic performs five Masterworks performances each season and draws audience members from the six county area of Waukesha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Jefferson and Racine counties. For more information about the orchestra and tickets for performances, go to our webpage at www.wisphil.org. Follow us on social media on Facebook and Twitter.


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