Concerto Competition Winners Featured in March 9 Performance

Four student winners of the annual UT School of Music Concerto Competition will perform Sunday, March 9.

The 4:00 p.m. Concertos and Classics concert will be in the James R. Cox Auditorium, Alumni Memorial Building.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The winners are graduate student Lauren Asimakoupoulos, flute, performing the first movement of Jacques Ibert’s Concerto for Flute; graduate student Jeff Brannen, violin, performing the third movement of Violin Concerto no. 2 by Dimitri Shostakovich; graduate student Ruixi Niu, piano, performing Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto no. 2, first movement; and senior Murrella Parton, soprano, who will sing “Csardas” from Die Fledermaus.

The concert will begin with “Danse Bacchanale” from Samson et Dalila, by Camille Saint-Saëns.

“Our annual Concertos and Classics concert is a wonderful event to hear great orchestral music and to hear and see talented young musicians performing as soloists with the UT Symphony Orchestra,” said James Fellenbaum, director of UT orchestras.

For more information, call 865-974-8935 or 865-974-5678 or visit the website.

CONTACT:

Lola Alapo (865-974-3993, lalapo@utk.edu)

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