Hey, Mozart! New Mexico has chosen Coelophysis on the Rio Grande by 9-year-old Karin Ebey of Los Alamos as one of the compositions to be orchestrated for the 2013 Child Composer Project.
“I like music because it lets me express my ideas using beautiful sounds, and because it challenges me,” Ebey said.
Ebey’s melody will be arranged for orchestra by Christian Newman. The Albuquerque Youth Orchestra of the Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program will perform the works for orchestra at the concert.
Ebey will perform her piece on piano at the Hey, Mozart! New Mexico concert at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) just off I-25 in Albuquerque. After she performs her melody, the arranged version will be played by a concert band, orchestra or chorus.