Top George Mason Performers Featured at 2003 Scholarship Concert

Posted: May 2, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

George Mason music students will help raise money for the department’s scholarship fund as they headline the seventh annual Music Scholarship Concert tonight. The winners of the 2003 Concerto Competition at George Mason will perform with the George Mason Symphony Orchestra conducted by professor Anthony Maiello. The concert, hosted by Dan DeVany of WETA 90.9 FM , begins at 8 p.m. in the Concert Hall. All proceeds from the event will help fund scholarships for George Mason music students.

Concerto competition winners and the selections they will perform include graduate student Frederick Jackson, baritone, “Madamina! Il catalogo” from Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart; senior Eunice Jung and junior Ben Jung, brother and sister violin duet, “Navarra for Two Violins” by Pablo de Sarasate; senior Bryan Miles, euphonium, the Euphonium Concerto by Joseph Horovitz; sophomore Ina Mirtcheva, piano, Piano Concerto no. 1 by Felix Mendelssohn; graduate student Courtney Ross, soprano, “Vocalise” by Sergei Rachmaninoff; and graduate student Katherine Sekula, flute, Concerto in A Minor, Movement III Allegro by Michel Blavet.

The Symphony Orchestra and Choirs will perform three choruses by Verdi: “Triumphal March from Aida,” “Va Pensiero,” and “Requiem Sanctus.” Conductor Stan Engebretson will lead the ensembles.

The Music Department at George Mason continues to be recognized on a national level, achieving several first, second, and third place finishes at the recent National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) state and regional vocal competitions held in Norfolk, Va., and Greensboro, N.C.

For ticket information, or to make a gift to the Music Scholarship Program, contact the Center for the Arts Box Office at (703) 993-8888 or the Department of Music at (703) 993-1380.

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