WashU Symphony Orchestra

April 19, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall, 560 Music Center, 560 Trinity Avenue, University City, MO 63130

Celebrating Heroes

Presented by Department of Music

This program is dedicated to first responders, including members of the Washington University School of Medicine, for their valiant work throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.


Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 18 (1900) by Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943)
    I. Moderato
Hudson Lin, piano – Winner of the Friends of Music Concerto and Aria Competition

Flute Concerto, Op. 283 (1908) by Carl Reinecke (1824 – 1910)
    I. Allegro molto moderato
Emily Angstreich, flute – Winner of the Friends of Music Concerto and Aria Competition

Cello Concerto No. 1, Op. 107 (1959) by Dmitry Shostakovich (1906 – 1975)
    I. Allegretto
Jeremy Lin, cello – Winner of the Friends of Music Concerto and Aria Competition

Ambition’s Overture (2021) by Elijah Darden (b. 2002)

Spiderman (2002) by Danny Elfman (b. 1953) Arr. John Wasson

Superman Returns – Selections (2006) by John Williams (b. 1932) John Ottman (b. 1964) Arr. Victor Lopez

Wonder Woman (2017) by Rupert Gregson-Williams (b. 1966) Arr. Victor Lopez

Darwin Aquino, Conductor-in-Residence


Hudson Lin is a senior from Scarsdale, NY majoring in Cognitive Neuroscience and minoring in French. He started playing piano at the age of four and has since performed at Carnegie Hall as a soloist and toured with the Scarsdale High School Symphony Orchestra in Germany. At WashU, Hudson studies with Prof. Amanda Kirkpatrick and has performed in the Symphony Orchestra and Chamber Ensembles. Apart from playing piano, he teaches piano through the MusicLink Foundation, conducts research in Hengen Lab, and volunteers at St. Mary’s Hospital and the Hospice of Westchester. 

Emily Angstreich is a Senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in Psychological and Brain Sciences with a minor in Writing. She has played the flute for eleven years and has performed in WashU’s Wind Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra, and Chamber Ensembles. Before attending Washington University, Emily performed with the Colburn Youth Orchestra and went on tour to the Mozarteum in Salzburg and other famous concert halls in Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic. In addition to playing the flute, Emily is one of the Co-Directors of Uncle Joe’s Peer Counseling and Resource Center, a Civic Scholar, and a Danforth Scholar. After graduation, Emily will be pursuing a Psychological Doctorate in California.

Jeremy Lin is a first-year student in the College of Arts and Sciences, currently interested in majoring in East Asian Languages and Cultures, with a double major in the Olin Business School. A native of Morristown, NJ, Jeremy began playing cello at the age of 4 and studied under the tutelage of Szu-han Chuang-Tsay. For six consecutive years, he was selected by competitive audition to be a member of both the Central Jersey Regional Orchestra and the NJ All-State Orchestra. Additionally, Jeremy played in the Delbarton Abbey Orchestra and became principal cellist in 2019. This past May, he had the opportunity to perform the Haydn Cello Concerto in C major as a soloist with the Abbey Orchestra. Jeremy now studies with Kenneth Kulosa at Washington University and is a member of the Symphony Orchestra. 

Elijah Darden is a first-year student from Naperville, Il majoring in Psychological and Brain Sciences with a minor in Music. Elijah began his musical journey on the piano when he was five and later transitioned into performing trombone, where he became an ILMEA All-State Orchestral Musician for two years. Composing since middle school, he has been awarded multiple accolades, including being a 2021 ILMEA All-State composer, placing in the National Youth Brass Band of Americas’ Catalyst Competition, and receiving an honorable mention from the Diversity Initiative’s International Call for Scores. In addition to his musical pursuits, Elijah is the Vice President of the My Book Wish non-for-profit, a member of the Emergency Support Team, a Ron Brown Captain, and an Annika Rodriguez Scholar.