The University Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Wes Kenney, takes on the highly dramatic first symphony of the great Finnish composer Jean Sibelius. “The Sibelius first symphony is one of my favorites,” said the Maestro. “And it shows this outstanding composer already in his prime.” The concert also features the drama of the annual concerto competition finals…always a great event! “The competition is a highlight of our season as we get to see the fabulous talent that comes out of our applied studios,” he added.
2018 Concerto Competition Finalists
Violin Concerto, 1st Movement by Julius Conus
Piano Concerto, Op. 54, Movements 2 and 3 by Robert Schumann
Kate Gelsinger and Omar Calixto
Concerto for Two Clarinets and Orchestra, Op. 91 by Franz Krommer