March 1, 2017
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Jessica Pope
Communications and Media Relations Coordinator

Valdosta Symphony Orchestra Presents Honors Recital March 4

VALDOSTA — Six weeks ago, the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra conducted its 16th annual Student Concerto Competition.

Thirteen Valdosta State University Department of Music students competed. Garrison German of Horseheads, N.Y., a graduate student and tuba player pursuing a Master of Music in performance, won.

Garrison will perform at the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra Honors Recital at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, in Whitehead Auditorium. He will be joined by five other top-performing contestants — Cedrice Young of Atlanta, a piano player pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in music, followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching in music education; Terry Andrews of Swainsboro, a flute player pursuing a Master of Music in performance; Adam Myers of Horseheads, N.Y., a trombone player pursuing a Master of Music in performance; Matthew Hernandez of El Paso, Texas, a trumpet player pursuing a Master of Music in performance; and Johnny Brown of Valdosta, a flute layer pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in music, followed by a Master of Arts in Teaching in music education.

“It is a testament to the strength of our music department that we heard many impressive performances during the competition,” said Dr. Howard Hsu, assistant professor of music, director of orchestral studies, and music director for the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra. “The Honors Recital features some of the best and brightest students and gives them an opportunity to perform solo works composed specifically to show off the capabilities of their instruments as well as their own musicality.”

The Honors Recital program will feature selections from Joseph Haydn’s Piano Concerto in D Major, Ferdinand David’s Konzertino, Henri Tomasi’s Trumpet Concerto, Albert Franz Doppler’s “Fantasie Pastorale Hongroise,” Jacques Ibert’s Flute Concerto, and Rodney Newton’s Capriccio.  

Admission is free of charge and open to the public.

Whitehead Auditorium is located on the first floor of VSU’s Fine Arts Building, at the intersection of Oak Street and Brookwood Drive.

Contact Dr. Howard Hsu at hphsu@valdosta.edu to learn more.

On the Web:
http://www.valdosta.edu/colleges/arts/music/
http://www.valdostasymphony.org
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