It happens every spring, or there abouts. The final full UT Symphony Orchestra concert of the season features the winners of the UT School of Music Concerto Competition in a performance of their winning entry. The concert is this Sunday afternoon, March 17, at 4 pm in the James R. Cox Auditorium. The concert is FREE.
The juried competition is open to full-time students currently enrolled in applied lessons and is divided into four solo performance categories: string players, pianists, vocalists, and non-string/non-piano instrumentalists.
Maestro James Fellenbaum and the orchestra will open the concert with Tchaikovsky's Slavonic March, Op. 31. Following are the 2013 winners:
Anileys Bermudez, violin. (Strings) Bermudez is a grad student studying with Miroslav Hristov. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels / Noord Nederlands Conservatorium and a Master of Music from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is the Concertmaster of the UTSO and is a member of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra violin section. Her performance with the orchestra will be the Prokofiev Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 1 in D Major, Op. 19 (third movement).
Kevin Hanrahan, percussionist (Non-strings) Hanrahan is a Masters of Music candidate studying with Andrew Bliss. Currently, he is the Principal percussionist / timpanist of the UT Symphony Orchestra and is a member of the UT Wind Ensemble. Hanrahan will be featured next month as a marimba soloist on Minoru Miki's Marimba Spirituals with the UT Percussion Ensemble. His performance will be Casey Cangelosi's Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra No. 2 (second movement)
Carson Hayes, pianist (Piano) Hayes is currently a junior, hailing from Tullahoma, TN, studying with David Northington. His performance will be the first movement from Sergei Rachmaninoff's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1 in F-sharp Minor.
Jenna Weaver, soprano (Vocalists) Weaver is a senior majoring in vocal performance studying with Marjorie Stephens. Her performance will be "Glitter and be Gay" from Leonard Bernstein's Candide.