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Concert to showcase competition winners

David Itkin conductiong the UNT Symphony Orchestra.Seven of the College of Music’s talented students who won the annual fall Concerto Competition will be featured March 6 with the UNT Symphony Orchestra.

The concert starts at 8 p.m. in Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.

  • Enter to win a pair of tickets by sending an email to InHouse with “Concerto” in the subject line by 5 p.m. March 1. Winner will be selected at random from all responses.
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  • The concert will be streamed live at

The concerto competition concert is one of the highlights of the year, said David Itkin, above, director of orchestral studies. “We are able to showcase the talents of our most outstanding student soloists as well as those of the student conductors in the orchestral studies program."

Winners and performers include:

  • doctoral students and conductors Jessica Morel and Gregory Grabowski
  • organist and doctoral student Lerie Grace Dellosa, who studies with Jesse Eschbach, former chair of keyboard studies, and will perform the fourth movement of Jongen’s, Symphonie Concertante for Organ and Orchestra, conducted by Morel.
  • percussionist Jonathan Carr, who will perform the third movement of Koppel’s Concerto No. 1 for Marimba and Orchestra, conducted by Grabowski.
  • violinist and senior music performance major Seula Lee, who studies with Philip Lewis, professor of violin, and will perform the first movement of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto in D minor, Opus 47, conducted by Morel.   
  • composer and senior composition student Daniel Routh, whose composition Rumors from an Aeolian Harp, will be performed by the orchestra conducted by Morel. The work is based on a poem by Henry David Thoreau and the ethereal sounds of the wind harp.
  • trombonist and master’s student Evan Sankey, who studies with Jan Kagarice, senior lecturer, and will perform the first movement of Tomasi’s Trombone Concerto, conducted by Grabowski.
  • flutist and doctoral student Kristyn Son, a teaching fellow under the guidance of Mary Karen Clardy, professor of flute, and who will perform the third movement of C.P.E. Bach’s Concerto in D minor for Flute, Strings and Continuo, Wq 22, conducted by Morel.
  • pianist, teaching fellow and doctoral student Xiao Wang, who studies with Pamela Mia Paul, Regents Professor of piano, and will perform Ravel’s Concerto in D Major for the Left Hand, conducted by Grabowski.

Posted on: Fri 22 February 2013

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