Annual Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 19th annual Masters Concerto and Aria

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Competition!  You will be able to hear them perform at our concerts on Saturday, February 11, and Sunday, February 12.

  • Carolyn Forte, soprano, singing Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915
  • Hyeeji Kim, piano, playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 in c minor, mvmt. 1
  • Cameron Longabaugh, saxophone, performing Tomasi’s Concerto pour saxophone et orchestre, mvmt. 1
  • Joseph Okell, tenor, singing from Bizet’s Carmen: “La fleur que tu m’avais jetée”
  • Sonja Wangensteen, harp, playing Reinecke’s Harp Concerto in e minor, mvmt. 1
  • Sarah Wright, violin, playing Brahms’ Concerto in D Major, mvmt. 3
We also had several Honorable Mention candidates:
  • Anna Christofaro, voice, singing from Braunfels’ Die Voegel: “Ach! Liebwerte Freunde gegrusst”
  • Jeehoon Kim, voice, singing from Verdi’s Rigoletto: “Cortiginia vil razza dannata”
  • Salam Murtada, piano, playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, mvmt. 1
  • Minhee Park, piano, playing Mozart’s Concerto in E-flat Major, No.9, mvmt. 1

Please send an e-mail to our MCAC coordinator if you would like to receive announcements about future contests.  You can reach Julie Pronovici at masters@kenwoodsymphonyorchestra.org or (763) 535-9824.

The 20th Annual MCAC competition is expected to be in November 2017.  For reference, here is this year’s application form with the full contest rules.

To become an MCAC donor:
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Kenwood Symphony Orchestra
P.O. Box 19591
Minneapolis, MN 55419

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