Symphony orchestra to perform Nov. 23

The Washington University Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Amelea Kim, winner of the third annual Young Artist Piano Concerto Competition, for a performance at 3 p.m. Nov. 23 in Graham Chapel.

The competition, sponsored by the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences, selects winners in two divisions.

Kim, 13, a student at Crestwood Junior High, won the Junior High Division. Her piano instructor is Jennifer Lim.

In addition, Christopher Yost, 17, a home-school student from Lake St. Louis, Mo., won the High School Division. His piano instructor is Malita Weiss.

Yost will perform in the spring with the Washington University Jazz Band.

Dan Presgrave, instrumental music coordinator in the music department, conducts the 70-plus-member orchestra.

The program will include Felix Mendelssohn’s The Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave) and Jean Sibelius’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major. Kim will perform as soloist on the first movement of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Piano Concerto In A Major, K. 488.

The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, call 935-4841.

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