60th Annual Eastern CT Symphony Orchestra Competition March 9 in New London
The finalists hail from Connecticut, New York, Boston, and as far as California. The instruments represented at the final round will be alto saxophone, cello, clarinet, violin, viola, and piano.
The first prize winner will receive a cash award of $2,000 and a possible appearance as guest soloist with the orchestra. Second prize will receive a $1,000 cash award. Third prize will receive a $500 cash award. Past first prize winners have included cellist, Hyewon Kim; violinist, Clare Elena Semes; cellist, Jung-Hsuan Ko; flutist, Joanna Wu; cellist, Yi Qun Xu; and cellist, Justin Park who was featured as a soloist on ECSO’s February 23, 2019 concert, Journey Home.
Education is a crucial component of the ECSO’s mission “to inspire, educate, and connect our communities through live orchestral music.” The Annual Instrumental Competition helps carry out this mission, as well as positively impacting young people who are serious about pursuing a career in music.
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The ECSO offers a range of affordable seating options from $62 to as low as $12 for attendance to one concert. The ECSO will continue to offer those under 40 years of age and active or retired military members $12 tickets in premium sections. Patrons can also take advantage of the Pick 4 subscription, which enables people to schedule our concerts around their busy lives.
Founded in 1946, the mission of the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra is to inspire, educate, and connect our communities through live orchestral music.