J. Franklin Clark retired from Lewinsville Presbyterian Church in 2004 after serving 37 years as Minister of Music. During his tenure at Lewinsville it was said that in his work he emphasized the “minister” more than the “music.” To honor his lasting legacy of mentorship and nurturing of many young musicians, Lewinsville will host an annual Young Artists Concert as part of the Holy Happy Hour Concert Series in his honor. Wednesday, May 24 at 6:15 p.m.
Irene Castillo will perform violin works of Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky.
Castillo is a senior at Indiana University pursuing a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance with Professor Mark Kaplan at the Jacobs School of Music. A recipient of the Premier Young Artist scholarship, she began violin lessons at age four with her mother, Agnes Miranda. Irene previously studied with Jasmine Lin of the Formosa Quartet. She has performed with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA at Carnegie Hall, the Tanglewood Music Festival and throughout Germany and Amsterdam. She has performed as a Soloist at Walt Disney Hall with the Filipino American Symphony Orchestra and at Orchestra Hall at Symphony Center with the Merit School of Music. In addition to her musical studies at IU, Irene is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and she is a research assistant at the Drosophila Genomics Resource Center at Indiana University. Irene performs on a one-hundred-year-old German violin from her late grandfather, UP Chemistry Professor Ben Miranda.
The concert will be live streamed and can be viewed below. It will also be simulcast to our YouTube Channel