Praised as a “powerful and finely nuanced soprano with seemingly unlimited vocal possibilities,” Sabrina Laney Warren performs at Westerville South High School with the Ahrensburg Youth Symphony Orchestra. The conductor is Michael Klaue.
Community members who showed up at Westerville South High School on Sunday afternoon, August 6, were treated to an outstanding performance by Germany’s Ahrensburg Youth Symphony Orchestra. The 62-member orchestra, ranging in age from 14-24 years, performed selections from Oklahoma, A Chorus Line, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, James Bond, Pirates of the Caribbean, Lord of the Rings, and Star Wars. Soloist Sabrina Laney Warren sang arias including O Mio Babbino Caro (Gianni Schicci), Un Bel Di (Madama Butterfly), Musetta’s Waltz (La Boheme) and Song to the Moon (Rusalka).
Karl-Heinz Farber founded the Ahrensburg Youth Symphony Orchestra in 1968. Since 1993, Michael Klaue has served as the artistic leader of this large regional orchestra located in the beautiful green outskirts north of Hamburg, Germany. Many former members of the orchestra are now professional musicians, music teachers, or enthusiastic amateur players. This year’s trip to the United States was mainly financed by the German Ministry for Family, Seniors, Women and Youth.