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Rockefeller Arts Center, Fredonia, NY 14063

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An event everyone looks forward to! Join us in the audience for the annual Concerto Competition! Hear our student musicians vie for the coveted award. Winners will perform as soloists with one of the School of Music's ensembles during the 2024-2025 academic year. 

Trombone Concerto by Launy Grøndahl
Jacob Dove, trombone
Nick Weiser, piano
(from the studio of Jonathan Lombardo)

Totentanz by Franz Liszt
Mario Qing Fei Chai, piano
Fr. Sean Duggan, piano
(from the studio of Sean Duggan)

Concerto for Oboe by Bohuslav Martinů
Eve Castonguay, oboe
I-Fei Chen, piano
(from the studio of Sarah Hamilton)

Der Schwanendreher by Paul Hindemith
Gavin Aquino, viola
I-Fei Chen, piano
(from the studio of David Rose)

•• 10 minute INTERMISSION ••

Concerto for Piccolo, op. 50 by Lowell Liebermann
Jack Oliver, piccolo
I-Fei Chen, piano
(from the studio of Barry Crawford)

Desdemona’s Scene from Otello, Act IV by Giuseppe Verdi
Mia Mandineau, soprano
I-Fei Chen, piano
(from the studio of Donald Marrazzo)

Concerto for Bassoon by Ellen Taaffe Zwilich
Betty Stevens, bassoon
I-Fei Chen, piano
(from the studio of Laura Koepke)

Concerto No. 3 for Violin, K. 216 by W. A. Mozart
Jordan Manocchi, violin
I-Fei Chen, piano
(from the studio of Jessica Tong)

Competition Chair:  Andrew Seigel
Judges: Paula Holcomb (Wind Ensemble), Emily Schaad (Orchestra), Kieran Hanlon (strings),   Barry Kilpatrick (brass), Jim Piorkowski (guitar/harp/percussion), Eliran Avni (piano), Julie Newell (voice).

Note: judges do not rate their own students.

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