Southern's Symphony Orchestra Performance To Feature Winners of Concerto Competition

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Southern Adventist University's Symphony Orchestra, led by Laurie Redmer Minner, will present its annual concerto concert on Sunday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m. in the Collegedale Church of Seventh-day Adventists.

The concert features the winners of Southern’s Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition.

Six soloists were chosen for the performances: two violinists, Pablo Sanchez-Pazos of Andrews University and Dana Wilson of Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy; two pianists, Man-Ling Bair and Yi-Ju Tsai of Lee University; one violist, Guanliang Zong of Lee University; and one oboist, Tyler Rand of Southern Adventist University.

The concert will showcase a variety of classical pieces such as “Polonaise Brilliante in D Major” by Henri Wieniawski, “Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor,” by Mendelssohn and “Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-flat Major” by Mozart.

The concert is free and open to the public. The concert will also be broadcast live at southern.edu/streaming. For more information, call423.236.2880.


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