Four musicians who represent the highest level of student performance at West Virginia University will be soloists with the WVU Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Mitchell Arnold, as the Orchestra presents its annual Young Artists Concert, Thursday (March 17) at the WVU Creative Arts Center.

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Lyell B. Clay Concert Theatre.

The Young Artists Competition is open to all full-time junior, senior and graduate student music majors and the winners are selected after a rigorous competitive audition process.

“This is an evening of stunning virtuosity and youthful exuberance presented by some of the Division of Music’s most talented students,” said Dr. Arnold, director of orchestral activities at WVU. “The combination of one of Morgantown’s important artistic organizations, the WVU Symphony Orchestra, and these gifted soloists promises an exciting musical event.”

The soloists and the works they are performing are: Zhiwei Zheng, a doctoral student in piano performance, Robert Schumann’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 54”; Ju Young Lee, an undergraduate in piano performance, B�la Bart�k’s “Piano Concerto No. 3”; Molly Christie, a doctoral student in violin performance, Maurice Ravel’s “Tzigane, Concert Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra”; and Yun-Hsuan Wang, undergraduate student in cello performance, Camille Saint-Sa�ns’ “Violoncello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor.”

For tickets and information, contact the College of Creative Arts at (304) 293-SHOW.

For more information visit the WVU Symphony Orchestra’s Facebook Page.


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