February 29, 2024

Annual Orchestra Concerto Concert ftg. the winners of the 2023 Concerto/Aria/Composition Competition - Dr. Kenny Lee, conductor
Time: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: COFAC Recital Hall
Description: The Western Illinois University School of Music will present its annual Orchestra Concerto Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 29 in the College of Fine Arts and Communication (COFAC) Recital Hall. The student winners of the 2023-24 competition will perform with the WIU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dr. Kenny Lee.

The annual Orchestra Concerto Concert features students who are selected as winners of Concerto/Aria/Composition Competition by a panel of external judges. The student soloists represent some of the finest musicians in WIU's School of Music. The program also presents an opportunity to premiere a student composition selected by the School of Music's theory/composition faculty for its artistic and creative merits.
These performances are free and open for general seating and will be live-streamed on the School of Music's YouTube Channel and Facebook page.

The student winners of the 2023-24 competition are:
Mackenzie Block, composition
Evan Goodson, horn
Michael Moon, alto saxophone
George PÔrvu, violin


Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 495 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I. Allegro moderato
II. Romance (Andante cantabile)
III. Rondo (Allegro vivace)
- Evan Goodson, horn

Saxophone Concerto in E-flat, Op. 109 - Alexander Glazunov
- Michael Moon, alto saxophone

WEATHER You Love Me or Not for Orchestra (World Premiere) - Mackenzie Block

Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64 - Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
I. Allegro molto appassionato
- George PÔrvu, violin

Contact Information:
 Joanie Herbert
 Phone: 309-298-1843
 Email: JE-Herbert@wiu.edu
Source: School of Music

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