Rome Symphony Orchestra: Concerto Competition & Copland's "Appalachian Spring"
Rome City Auditorium
601 Broad Street
Rome, GA 30161
April 28, 2012 Start Time: 8:00 PM
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The Rome Symphony Orchestra has announced the winners of its second annual concerto competition, which took place in Brookes Chapel on the campus of Shorter University on Sunday, January 22.
Haley Porter from Berry College won the collegiate division for her performance of the first movement of Neruda’s “Trumpet Concerto in E-flat”. Porter, a music education major and junior at Berry, is a graduate of Model High School from Rome. Her trumpet instructor is Dr. Adam Hayes, assistant professor of music at Berry College.
Jessica Ahn, a student at the Georgia-Cumberland Academy in Calhoun, won the high-school division. She performed of the first movement of Ludwig von Beethoven’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major” Ahn is a sophomore. She studies piano with Helen Ramsaur, retired professor of piano at Shorter College.
Both Porter and Ahn will perform their winning concerto pieces at the Rome Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert at the City Auditorium on April 28.
Haley and Jessica prove that Northwest Georgia has no deficit of serious talent, and we hope many people will turn out for our spring concert to hear the quality of their performances,” said Barbara Beninato, president of the RSO.
A total of nine entrants competed in the RSO’s concerto competition. Berry College and Shorter University were represented in the collegiate division, and entrants from Darlington School, Rome High School and Georgia-Cumberland Academy made up the high school competitors.
The competitors were judged by two judges, including the RSO’s music director and conductor, Richard Pryor, who also serves as the conductor of the Emory University Orchestra and the Emory University Youth Orchestra. Ashraf Attalla, former principal clarinetist of the Cairo National Opera Orchestra, Cairo, Egypt,also served as judge.
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