The competition-winning soloists share what audiences will love about the two upcoming Evenings of Concertos performances
Award-winning students from BYU’s School of Music will perform some of the greatest and most loved classical works. On two separate evenings, the winners of the annual concerto competitions will perform as soloists alongside the BYU Symphony and Philharmonic Orchestras. The winners of the freshman and sophomore competition will perform with the Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Smith, on March 6 followed by the winners of the junior, senior and graduate student competition, who will perform with the Philharmonic, conducted by Kory Katseanes, on March 13.
“The freshman and sophomore soloists represent our finest up-and-coming music majors in the BYU School of Music,” Smith said. “It is always a pleasure for the orchestra to collaborate with such gifted musicians.”
The repertoire will include music by Puccini, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Verdi, Prokofiev and more. The soloists will demonstrate their skill playing violin, bass, flute, piano, cello, trombone, French horn, contrabass and vocals.
“This annual concert is one of the years most anticipated events,” Katseanes said. “The level of these students compares with top students anywhere in the country. To see and hear them in concert makes for an astounding night.”
The soloists shared their thoughts and excitement about the upcoming performances.
Tickets and Show Details
Performance Dates and Times: Symphony Orchestra: March 6, 7:30 p.m. | Philharmonic Orchestra: March 13, 7:30 p.m.
Location: de Jong Concert Hall, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center, BYU
Price: Symphony Orchestra: $7 | Philharmonic: $11, $4 off with BYU or Student ID, $1 off for senior citizens or alumni
Tickets: Available in person at the BYU Ticket Office in the Harris Fine Arts Center or Marriott Center, by phone at 801-422-2981 or online at byuarts.com