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University Symphony Orchestra to feature 2011 Paul W. Hagan Competition Winners

November 8, 2011

The Indiana State University Symphony Orchestra will present a concert Thursday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Tilson Auditorium.

The concert will be led by conductor William Davis, associate professor of music, and will open with Antonin DvoÅ™ák's "Symphony no.9 in e minor, opus 95" followed by "Laurie's Song" from Aaron Copeland's "The Tender Land."

The concert will also feature two performances of the winners of the 2011 Paul W. Hagan Concerto/Aria Audition. The winners to be featured are Shelly Mitchell, vocal performance and music education major from Batesville, singing as a soprano soloist Gaetano Donizetti's "O luce di quest' anima" from "Linda di Chamountix" and senior music education major from Washington, Tamara Riker on flute performing "Ballade for Flute and Orchestra" by Frank Martin.

The concert will close with "Danse Bacchanale" from Camille Saint-Saëns's grand opera "Samson and Delia, opus 47" led by senior education major Janelle Huber from Brazil.

Admission to the event is free and attendance by campus and community members is encouraged. For more information, contact the School of Music at 812-237-2771.

Contact: William Davis, associate professor of music, School of Music, Indiana State University, 812-237-2742, or
Writer: Raneigh Prall, arts promotion assistant, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University,