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MSU hosting concerto competition

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Murray State University will host the final round of the annual Young Artist Concerto Competition on Feb. 2.

The competition is open to the public and will begin at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Hall.  Tickets are free for students and PSO season ticket holders and $10 for adults.  This performance is part of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra's Encore Series.

The program will feature six young instrumental artists playing works by Elgar, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Prokofiev and Saint-Saens. One finalist will be chosen to receive $1,000, an MSU music scholarship and an opportunity to perform with the Paducah Symphony Orchestra during the 2014â “2015 season.

This year's panel of judges consists of Raffaele Ponti, artistic director and conductor of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra; Sue-Jean Park, assistant professor of violin at Murray State and concertmaster of the Paducah and Jackson, Tenn., symphonies; and Lelia Sadlier, pianist and faculty member at the University of Texas-Pan American.

To purchase tickets, visit PaducahSymphony.org or call 270-444-0065.

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