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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Georgia Philharmonic Young Artists Concerto Feb. 22.

Courtesy City of Milton

Join the Georgia Philharmonic on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. as they welcome the finalists of the Young Artists Concerto Competition at Cambridge High School, 2845 Bethany Bend (click here for directions).

Mayor Joe Lockwood will kick off the program showcasing: Mendelssohn's Concerto in E minor, Movement 3 performed by 12-year-old Rebekah Willard of Albany; Vivaldi's Concerto in G minor KV 317, Movement 1 performed by 9-year-old Kearston Gonzales of Hilton Head, SC; de Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy for Violin performed by 18-year-old Likai He of Columbus; Mendelssohn's Concerto in E minor, Movement 1 performed by 15-year-old Malhar Kute of Dunwoody; Mozart's Oboe Concerto in C performed by 23-year-old Colton Cox of Athens; and Copland's Clarinet Concerto performed by 21-year-old Ford Fourqurean of Fayetteville.

In addition, the orchestra will perform two pieces alone: Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Op. 96 and Wagner's Reinz Overture.

These exceptional young musicians from all over the Southeast recently competed in person before an esteemed panel of judges for a position within one of three categories: Apprentice (ages 5-13), Artisan (ages 14-18) and Virtuoso (ages 19-23). In addition to the three winners, three additional young laureates were selected to perform as well.

One exceptional string player will be awarded a $500 scholarship sponsored by Atlanta Violins.

Visit www.georgiaphilharmonic.org to purchase your tickets or for more information. Ticket prices are $10 for seniors/students, $15 for adult general seating and $25 for adult prime seating.

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