Southborough – “He Lives!” a concert celebrating the miracle of the atonement and resurrection of Jesus Christ through music, will be performed at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Weston Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. Music performed that evening will show how Christ has been celebrated by composers through the centuries and across musical genres from classical to jazz. The concert will feature several musicians from the Greater Boston area including sisters Olivia and Christina Iverson from Southborough.
Olivia Iverson is a senior at Algonquin Regional High School. She has played the piano since she was 5 years old and the flute since she was 10. Olivia is a member of the New England Conservatory Preparatory School’s Youth Philharmonic Orchestra. This past summer she was a finalist in the National Flute Association’s (NFA) High School Soloist Competition and performed at the NFA Convention in Washington, D.C. Olivia was principal flute of the National Association for Musical Education All-Nationals Honor Orchestra in 2015 and has participated in the Colorado All-State Orchestra and Massachusetts All-State Band. Olivia hopes to double major in flute performance and chemistry or engineering in college.
Christina Iverson, a sophomore at Algonquin, has played the piano for nine years, the violin for eight years, and the viola for one year. Christina is a member of the Rivers School Youth Symphony, and prior to that played in the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has played first violin in the Massachusetts Districts Orchestra for the past two years. Christina earned a gold medal in the Douglas County Solo and Ensemble Competition in 2014, and a silver medal in the Massachusetts Instrumental & Choral Conductors Association Solo and Ensemble Competition in 2015.
For the concert the sisters will be playing a duet by Shostakovich, which will feature Olivia playing the flute and Christina on the violin.
The church is located at 150 Brown St. in Weston. The concert is open to the public and admission is free.