Student winners to perform concertos

BOWLING GREEN, O.—Four students from Bowling Green State University’s College of Musical Arts will take the stage as featured performers with the Bowling Green Philharmonia, under the direction of Dr. Emily Freeman Brown, at 3 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 6) in Kobacker Hall of Moore Musical Arts Center.

All four are winners of the 44th annual Competitions in Music Performance.
           
Winning the undergraduate division of the competition were Xuan He, a senior piano performance major, and Xiao Han, a saxophone performance major, both from China. He is a student of Dr. Robert Satterlee, an associate professor of piano performance, and Han studies with Dr. John Sampen, Distinguished Artist Professor of music performance.
           
Graduate winners of the competition include saxophonist Sheldon Johnson, a saxophone performance graduate from southwest Virginia, and piano performance major Tatiana Gorbunova, from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Han will perform  “Concerto for Saxophone and Strings” by Pierre Max Dubois. The piece will be conducted by graduate student Conrad Chu. He will perform “Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3, opus 26 in C major” by Serge Prokofiev. Doctoral student Katherine Kilburn will conduct the Prokofiev piece.

The concert will open with Johnson playing “Concerto for Saxophone and Orchestra, Opus 14” by Lars-Erik Larsson and will be conducted by Kyle Hanson. Gorbunova will close the program with “Concerto for Piano in A minor, Opus 54” by Robert Schumann, conducted by Brown.

Advance tickets for the event are $7 for students and senior citizens, and $10 for other adults. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the concert for $10 and $13, respectively. For more information, call the box office weekdays from noon-6 p.m. at 1-800-589-2224 or 419-372-8171.

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(Posted February 03, 2011 )