Local Musical Wunderkind Emily Turner Accompanied Moscow Ballet Principal Ballerina at Birmingham’s BJCC Concert Hall in 2018
Violinist Emily Turner accompanied a prima ballerina in Saint-Saëns’ iconic “Dying Swan,” before a performance of the Great Russian Nutcracker on the 2018 Dove of Peace Tour at Birmingham’s BJCC Concert Hall. The performance was part of Moscow Ballet’s community engagement program “Musical Wunderkind.”
Emily Turner, 13, is a member of the Alabama Symphony Youth Orchestra and studies under Jeffrey Flaniken at Samford University. She has performed with the Alabama All-State Orchestra and Fiddle Frenzy, a Nashville-based performing group. Moscow Ballet “Musical Wunderkind,” who perform in many cities on the 2018 tour, are Concerto Competition winners and the next generation of professional musicians. Through this program they have the rare opportunity of accompanying a world-class Principal Ballerina live before their hometown audience.