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WUIS hosts Young Musicians’ Concert Competition

November 2, 2004

SPRINGFIELD - Public radio WUIS-WIPA will host a concert showcasing some of central Illinois’ best young classical musicians at 7 p.m. Friday, November 12, at the First Presbyterian Church, 321 S. Seventh Street in Springfield.  The performance and the reception following the concert are free and open to the public.

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Thirty-four performers, ranging in age from 10 to 17, will perform before the audience and a panel of judges, competing for cash prizes totaling $1,500.  Winners will also be invited to perform at First Night Springfield 2004-2005.

The concert features both solo and ensemble performances of works by Bach, Mozart, Gaubert, Kabalevsky, and others. Performers were selected from entrants in the station’s Young Musicians’ Concert Contest held earlier in the fall.  The annual contest is intended to foster young musical talent in the area and to encourage young musicians to perform classical music.

Judges include Elizabeth Ricketts, a violinist with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra; Janet Cobb, who teaches piano; and Lynn Fisher, faculty member at the University of Illinois at Springfield and cellist.

The evening’s performances will be recorded for later broadcast on WUIS 91.9 (Springfield)-WIPA 89.3 (Pittsfield).

For more information, contact Karl Scroggin at 206-6516.

    The University of Illinois at Springfield, one of three U of I campuses, is a small, public liberal arts university that offers 42 degree programs – 21 bachelor’s, 20 master’s, and the Doctorate of Public Administration. UIS has a special mission in public affairs and service and is known for extraordinary internships, a wireless campus, extensive online offerings, and a commitment to teaching.
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