Music Scholarship Concert to Showcase Student Ensembles, Conductors

Posted: April 12, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Sunday, April 29, at 7 p.m., the Center for the Arts will host Mason’s annual Music Scholarship Concert.

This year’s performance will include the vocal and instrumental winners of the 2007 Concerto Competition and will feature the University Singers, Mason’s Symphony Orchestra and master in conducting candidates, under the direction of music professors Anthony Maiello and Lisa Billingham.

“Symphonic Fanfare” by Mason professor Mark Camphouse will open the concert. This piece was originally commissioned to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Municipal Band of Wheaton, Illinois, in 2005.

Following the opening fanfare, George Mason Symphony conductor Maiello will be joined by master in conducting candidates Daniel William Boothe, Kris Chapman and Carrie Ann Delaney in leading the orchestra through several eclectic works for instrument and voice. These pieces will feature winners of Mason’s 2007 Concerto Competition: Elisabeth Bacon, violin; Mi-Kyung Choi, soprano; Ilker Eginli, tenor; Katrina Elsnick, flute; Charlie Mitchell, trumpet; and Jihae Lim, piano.

Under Maiello’s direction, the ensembles at Mason have commissioned many new works, made numerous recordings, and appeared statewide and at regional and national conferences in the United States and Canada.

The second half of the performance will primarily feature the George Mason University Singers and George Mason University Chorale as they perform Franz Joseph Haydn’s highly regarded Mass no. 11 in D minor, the “Lord Nelson,” which will be conducted by Billingham.

Tickets — $15 for adults and $8 for students and seniors — are available at the Center for the Arts box office, by phone at 888-945-2468, or by visiting tickets.com.

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