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Concerto Competition to take place Saturday, April 18

Winners will perform with the Yale Philharmonia in the 2015–2016 season
April 17, 2015

The Yale School of Music presents its annual Concerto Competition on Saturday, April 18. The competition takes place from 9 am to 5 pm at Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Memorial Hall (corner of College and Wall Street).

Twenty-three Yale School of Music students from different departments will each perform a concerto for a panel of distinguished guest judges. The winners will perform with the Yale Philharmonia in the 2015–2016 season. This year’s competitors include students in piano, strings, winds, brass, guitar, percussion, and voice.

The judges are Steven Tenenbom, violist of the Orion String Quartet; Hugh Murphy, vocal coach and professor at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Music; and Edward Carroll, trumpet professor at Dartmouth University.

Though the competition takes place in Sprague Hall, it is known as the Woolsey Hall Concerto Competition because most of the winning performances take place in Woolsey Hall, the main performance venue for the Yale Philharmonia.

The competition is free and open to the public, and with participants from all disciplines, the competition’s program promises to be varied and interesting.