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Symphony Orchestra Will Feature Concerto Competition Winners

April 9, 1999

April 9, 1999, Greencastle, Ind. - Winners of the Annual DePauw Concerto Competition, including three students from Indiana, will be featured with the DePauw University Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 18 at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center, Kresge Auditorium. Admission is free.

Featured soloists will be Stephanie Lin, first-year pianist from West Lafayette, Ind., playing the Ravel Piano Concerto in G; senior harpist Alexander Perdew from Wheaton, Ill., playing Debussy's Danse Sacrée; first-year pianist Adrian Metzger from Chicago, playing Prokofieff's Third Piano Concerto; third-year pianist Jeremy Rafal from Mililani, Hawaii, playing Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto; and first- year pianist Brad Whiteley, West Lafayette, Ind., teamed up with senior trumpeter Katherine Taylor, Martinsville, Ind., in Shostakovich's First Piano Concerto. Music Director Orcenith Smith will conduct the DePauw Symphony.

The DePauw Concerto Competition is a collaboration between the DePauw School of Music and the DePauw Symphony Orchestra. The competition features two rounds of contest with the preliminary round in each discipline judged by DePauw faculty, and the second round of full competition judged by music professionals from outside the school.TOWER 3

"The outcome for this year's final round was one of the most unusual in many years," said Music Director Smith. "Usually, there is some kind of distribution of winners form all the categories entered, including piano, voice, strings, winds, brass and percussion. The winners of this year's competition include a harpist and four pianists."

The final performance of the academic year for the DePauw Symphony Orchestra will be Carl Orff's Carmina Burana, featuring DePauw Festival Choirs and Soloists, on Sunday, May 9 at 3 p.m.

For more information, call The DePauw School of Music at (765) 658-4379.

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