GAMBIER — The Knox County Symphony will present the third concert of the season on Saturday at 8 p.m. in Rosse Hall on the Kenyon College campus. This concert will feature the winners of the Young Musician’s Competition, co-sponsored by Psi Iota Xi Sorority.
Three Mount Vernon High School students will be featured in the program. The soprano duet of Jordan Shremshock and Candace Jaymes will perform excerpts from two operas: “The Marriage of Figaro” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and “Lakme” by Leo Delibes. The vocal duo tied with Kinsey Crow for second place in the high school division. Kinsey will sing an excerpt from the opera “Susannah” by Carlisle Floyd. The first-place winner at the high school level is Lily Ann McBride, who will play the first movement of the “Concerto for Harp and Orchestra” by Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf.
Tied for second place at the collegiate level are Carling FitzSimmons and Leah Ralston. FitzSimmons, a Kenyon College student from Oak Park, Ill., will sing an aria from Christoph Willibald Gluck’s opera Orpheus and Euridice. Ralston, from Harrison, attends the Mount Vernon Nazarene University and will be singing an excerpt from George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” First-place winner at the collegiate division is Daniel Harrison, a sophomore at Kenyon College from Atlanta, Ga. He will be performing the third movement of the “Concerto in C Major for Cello and Orchestra” by Franz Joseph Haydn.
Also on the evening’s program will be Ludwig von Beethoven’s “Overture to Egmont” and the “Academic Festival Overture” by Johannes Brahms. Tickets will be available at the door, as well as by subscription. The orchestra’s final concert will be Sunday, May 1, at 8 p.m. and will feature the Kenyon Community Choir. For further information, call Sarah Goslee Reed at 392-4955.
Published on February 12, 2011