KSO announces annual youth competition

The Kennett Symphony of Chester County will sponsor its annual
Instrumental Competition for Young Artists on Saturday, April
23rd at 1:00 pm at the Kendal at Longwood Auditorium, Kennett
Square, PA. The competition is limited to sixteen gifted young
musicians in grades 9 to 12, each of whom will perform a classical
composition or movement of a larger work for solo instrument and
orchestra. The Young Artist Competitions provide an invaluable
performance experience for these aspiring student musicians who
have achieved a high level of proficiency.

The auditions are open to the public and are free of charge. Each of
the young musicians will be judged by a panel of professional
musicians. Three prizes will be awarded - first prize provides a
$500 cash award and the opportunity for a solo performance with
the Kennett Symphony, second prize is $300, and third prize is $100.

Funding for the competition is provided in part through the
generosity of the Mushroom Festival, Inc. and the Kennett Run
Charities.

The competition is chaired by Paul and Irena Merluzzi. For further
information, contact the Kennett Symphony office at 610-444-6363.

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