The Durham Symphony will be holding their annual Young Artists Competition at the Durham Arts Council on December 12, 2009. Applications are due by November 27, 2009. This competition allows classical musicians ages 13-21 to compete to play solo with the Durham Symphony in their 2010 spring concert. This will be the Durham Symphony’s first Young Artists concert with their new conductor William Henry Curry. If you know of anyone who might be interested in this competition, please send them over to the Durham Symphony website for full details.
So, I’m fairly bad at posting regularly to blogs, so let’s see if I can start fixing that.
This Sunday afternoon, February 17th at 5:30pm the Durham Symphony Orchestra will be presenting a concert at the Carolina Theater in Durham. This concert features the winners of their Young Artists Competition performing works from Brahms, Haydn, and Chauson. In addition, the orchestra will perform “Jubilation – An Overture” by Robert Ward and Symphony #7 by Beethoven. It should be a very interesting concert and I’m not just saying that because I play string bass with them!
The next Sunday afternoon, February 24th, at 3pm, the Durham Symphony will be presenting another concert, this one free, at the Emily Krzyzewski Family Life Center in Durham. It will be presented with the Durham Children’s Choir and will feature the same Ward and Beethoven along with the Finale from Hansel and Gretel by Englebert Humperdinck and “other concert favorites”. A poster for this concert can be found here.