April 01, 2016

‘Stars of Altgeld’ features competition winners

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. – The annual “Stars of Altgeld” concert at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Shryock Auditorium features the winners of the School of Music Solo Competition. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5. 

This year’s School of Music Solo Competition winners are Eva Hagan, a graduate student from Langdon, N.H., Alessandra Odazaki, a graduate student from Brazil, and Arthur Scoleri, a senior from Calumet City, Ill. 

Hagan, clarinet, and a student of Eric Mandat, professor and Distinguished Scholar, will perform the first movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto. Odazaki, a student of Junghwa Lee, associate professor of piano, will perform the first movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor. Scoleri, a student of Douglas Worthen, assistant professor of flute, will perform Franz Doppler’s Hungarian Fantasy. All soloists will play with the accompaniment of the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra under the musical direction of Edward Benyas. The program includes the Second Orchestral Serenade in D Minor by Johannes Brahms. 

A companion concert targeting young listeners is the same day, beginning at 10 a.m. in Shryock Auditorium. Klassics for Kids is a learning and music appreciation program catering to young audiences. Families, educators and caregivers are encouraged to bring children from pre-kindergarten up through grade school to this free event.  

Tickets for the Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s “Stars of Altgeld” concert are $20 for general admission, tickets for students are $8. To purchase tickets in advance, go in person to the SIU Arena or McLeod Theater box offices, call 618/453-6000 or go online to the SIU Ticket Office. Tickets are available at the Shryock Auditorium box office beginning one hour before the concert.