OFO Young Artists Concert is April 29

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

The Ozark Festival Orchestra will continue its season with the annual Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 29 at Monett City Hall Auditorium.

Two young musicians were selected by a panel of judges in February to play a movement of a major concerto with the orchestra. Eleven auditioned for a chance to play.

Junior division winner is Harry Kime, 12, of Rogersville, a student of Cindy Dittrich. He will play the finale to the Piano Concerto #2 by Franz Joseph Haydn.

Senior division winner is Emily Campbell, 16, of Mt. Vernon, a student of John Archer. She will play the first movement to the Piano Concerto #13 by W.A. Mozart.

The orchestra, under the direction of Ken Meisinger, will play two other works. The strings will play incidental music to the 1676 play "Abdelazar or The Moor's Revenge," set by English composer Henry Purcell. The full orchestra will play the "Sinfonia in D" by Johann Christian Bach, the son of J.S. Bach who settled in London and became a major influence on Mozart.

A reception for the soloists will follow in the auditorium.

The concert is underwritten in part by the Barry-Lawrence Area United Fund, expanding opportunities for young people in the bi-county area.

The Monett City Hall Auditorium is located at Fifth and Bond streets in Monett. Admission is $5 for adults. Young people high school age and under are admitted free.

The Ozark Festival Orchestra is supported by memberships, donations, advertising in the program book and funds managed by the Monett Community Foundation.

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