HHSO-Chelsea-Tipton-II-PHOTOGuest Conductor Chelsea Tipton II will lead the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra in “This England,” a celebration of the pomp and majesty of England’s Georgian Age. The concert will be held on Monday, April 28, at 8:00 pm in Hilton Head’s First Presbyterian Church. Cellist Christine Lamprea, winner of the 2013 Sphinx Competition, will perform Haydn’s Second Cello Concerto. A pre-concert talk will begin at 7:00 pm.


American conductor Chelsea Tipton II has wowed audiences and critics with his vibrant musicality, and is now celebrating his fifth season as Music Director of The Symphony of Southeast Texas in Beaumont, as well as appearing with major orchestras in the United States. In 2008, Tipton conducted the Sphinx Competition Showcase gala concert at Carnegie Hall. He earned a Masters of Music degree in orchestral conducting from Northern Illinois University and a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance from the Eastern School of Music.

Noted for her “charm” and “supreme panache,” Colombian-American cellist Christine Lamprea is a multifaceted soloist and chamber musician. First Place Laureate of the 16th Annual Sphinx Competition, she is now on the roster of the Sphinx Soloists Program where she will be a featured soloist with major orchestras worldwide. An experienced chamber musician, she has performed in the United States, Canada, and Europe; she was also a guest artist at the Silicon Valley Music Festival in June 2013. After completing her graduate studies at The Juilliard School, she began her master’s studies at the New England Conservatory.

The evening includes Boyce’s Symphony No. 5, Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 and Handel’s Water Music Suite. George Fredrick Handel and William Boyce were Britain’s most honored and respected composers for nearly half a century.

Concert tickets are $25, $40, and $50. Reduced prices are available for students and children with their accompanying parent. Call the Hilton Head Symphony office at (843)842-2055 to purchase tickets, or log into the orchestra web site at www.hhso.org. Program notes by Joseph and Elizabeth Kahn are available on the website before each performance.