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Sunday: UT Symphony 'Concertos and Classics'

Every March, the University of Tennessee School of Music features the winners of their annual Concerto Competition at a concert of the UT Symphony Orchestra. The 2014 winners in four categories will appear and perform at this Sunday's UTSO event. The winners are (with the work they will perform with the orchestra):

•  Lauren Asimakoupoulos, flute -- First movement of Jacques Ibert's Concerto for Flute
•  Jeff Brannen, violin -- Third movement of Dimitri Shostakovich's Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 129
•  Murrella Parton, soprano -- "Csardas" from Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss, Jr.)
•  Ruixi Niu, piano -- First movement of Sergei Rachmaninoff's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

The orchestra will open with Danse Bacchanale from Camille Saint-Saëns' Samson et Dalila. James Fellenbaum will conduct. 

The concert is at 4 p.m. in the James R. Cox Auditorium in the Alumni Memorial Building on the  UT campus. Free.

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Alan Sherrod serves up a big plate of nourishing commentary on the Knoxville classical music and fine arts scene.