- Art / Music
The Westborough Fine Arts Orchestra Program is very pleased to announce an upcoming livestream Westborough Concert Hour especially for Westborough families on Thursday, May 28th at 7:00 pm. This Concert Hour will feature 21-year-old cellist Zlatomir Fung, a former Westborough student who, in recent years, won first prize in several international competitions leading to his reputation as one of the greatest cellists of his generation. Last June, Fung won the gold medal in cello in the renowned International Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia, the first time in thirty years that an American has won that prestigious award.
Zlatomir Fung, currently in his third year at the Juilliard Music School in New York City, is now back at home sheltering with his family in Westborough. We are proud that Fung was a student at our very own Mill Pond School, participating in our orchestra program all three years, and are delighted to be able to offer this special livestream performance to our community during these challenging times.
Fortunately for us, Fung will be joined for part of the performance by I-Jung Huang, a superb musician/violinist who also attended the Juilliard School and is currently staying in the Fung family home during this time.
During the broadcast, Fung will be answering questions submitted by students in Westborough’s Grade 4-12 Orchestra Program. He is very excited about having the opportunity to perform this special concert for our Westborough Community!
A preview video of Zlatomir Fung’s competion performance, and an article in the Community Advocate about him and his family are included below.
While we hope many families will be able to watch the concert live at 7pm on Thursday, May 28th, we also plan to make a recording which will be available in the future.
Chris Martin, Director of Fine Arts, Westborough Public Schools
Kristin Chartier, Theresa Cleary, Valerie Clemans, and Judith Gerratt, Westborough Orchestra Program Directors
Here are three options for accessing the Westborough Concert Hour Livestream on Thursday, May 28th at 7pm. Please feel free to share these links with anyone you think might be interested in watching the performance.
Option 1: Stream the concert directly from our Westborough Concert Hour YouTube Channel using this link: Zlatomir Fung Concert Hour
Option 2: You can also watch the livestream online at westboroughtv.org.
Option 3: The concert will also be broadcast LIVE on Westborough Cable TV. (Verizon Channel 26 or Charter Channel 194)
For a sneak peek at this extraordinary young cellist, enjoy this short video clip from the final round of the Tchaikovsky competition.
You can read more about Zlatomir Fung and his family in this Community Advocate article which came out last August, following his big win.