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Monday, December 10, 2018
PRESS PHOTO COURTESY ALLENTOWN MUSIC CLUB(seated) Martha Rambo, founder of the Young Musicians, Paula Evans, founder of the camp award, (standing) Bob Premecz, counselor to the young musicians, Yanfei Sophie Wen, and Michael Grather, president of the Allentown Music Club, attended the club’s 2018-19 meeting in Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall. PRESS PHOTO COURTESY ALLENTOWN MUSIC CLUB(seated) Martha Rambo, founder of the Young Musicians, Paula Evans, founder of the camp award, (standing) Bob Premecz, counselor to the young musicians, Yanfei Sophie Wen, and Michael Grather, president of the Allentown Music Club, attended the club’s 2018-19 meeting in Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

Allentown Music Club names camp award winner

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The first meeting of the 2018-19 season of the Allentown Music Club took place in Zentz Community Center at Fellowship Manor, Whitehall.

Composer Yanfei Sophie Wen, an eighth-grade student in the Southern Lehigh School District, was presented as this year’s camp award winner.

This summer Wen attended workshops at Moravian College and the Curtis Institute of Music.

Wen performed a composition she worked on this summer titled “Corsian’s Theme.”

Wen, at the piano, was joined by Rhys Williams on cello and Sherman Cox on clarinet.

Wen has been a member of the Young Musicians of the Allentown Music Club for the past five years and performs her original music at most of the group’s meetings.

In March Wen’s composition, Untitled (River pebbles on fabric covered panel), was performed by the Allentown Symphony Orchestra.

In September, she entered the Julliard School of Music as a pre-college student majoring in composition.