UVU To Present Annual Concerto Competition Concert
February 8, 2013
For Immediate Release
University Marketing & Communications: Mike Rigert (801) 863-6807
Written by: Karissa Neely (801) 863-6807
Utah Valley University’s School of the Arts will feature talented, award-winning music students at its annual Concerto Competition Concert Feb. 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Ragan Theater.
The performers competed in December, and finalists were chosen by outside judges. This event provides them the opportunity to showcase their winning performances to the community.
“The winners are all current music majors of UVU. This year we have a very representative group of performers in the winds, percussion, vocal and string areas,” said Cheung Chau, UVU assistant professor of music at UVU. “This is a tradition to help give our music students the opportunity and experience to prepare for professional lives, and to feature some of our most talented young musicians on campus.”
The musicians will play selections from a Strauss horn concerto, familiar arias from “The Marriage of Figaro” and “La Boheme,” Vivaldi’s concerto for two cellos and Gillingham’s Marimba concerto, “Gate to Heaven.” Works by Beethoven also will be performed.
“As an educational setting, it is very important for our students to play Beethoven symphonic works on a consistent basis,” Chau said. “This year we have chosen his ‘Eighth Symphony’ one of the most optimistic and elegant Beethoven symphonies.”
Tickets are $15, or $10 for students, and are available online at uvu.edu/arts/.
Utah Valley University is located in Orem, Utah, and is home to more than 30,000 students. UVU began as a vocational school during World War II, and in the seven decades since has evolved into a technical school, community school, state college and, finally, a comprehensive regional teaching university. UVU is one of Utah’s largest institutions of higher learning and offers programs ranging from career training to high-demand master degrees, with emphasis on undergraduate education.