March 30, 2016

Winners of First Annual Concerto Competition Announced

Two Sonoma State University wind players have taken top prizes in the first annual SSU Concerto Competition, according to Director of Orchestral Activities Alexander Kahn. They are:

Zachary Hall, trumpet (Arutiunian, Trumpet Concerto)

Megan Rice, saxophone (Glazunov, Saxophone Concerto)


Eight performers played for three judges on March 22 for the chance to perform in concert next year with the SSU Symphony Orchestra.The date of the Concerto Concert and information about the second annual Concerto Competition will be posted here.


Participants in the First Annual SSU Concerto Competition
From left:

Ryan Perry; Megan Rice (winner, saxophone); Joe Wheelock; Richard Riccardi (accompanist); Xinzhe Ning; Malik Wade; Ryan Contreras; Zachary Hall (winner, trumpet).
Not pictured: Jason Whitney


Tuesday, March 22, 7:30 PM
Schroeder Recital Hall

Reinhold Glière – Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra
Jason Whitney, French horn
Richard Riccardi, piano

Carl Philip Stamitz – Concerto No. 3 for Clarinet and Orchestra
Malik-Charles Wade, clarinet
Richard Riccardi, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra, K. 191
Joseph Wheelock, bassoon
Richard Riccardi, piano

Alexander Glazunov – Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra
Megan Rice, saxophone
Richard Riccardi, piano

Franz Strauss – Concerto for French Horn and Orchestra, opus 8
Ryan Contreras, French horn
Richard Riccardi, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concerto No. 5 for Violin and Orchestra, K. 219
Xinzhe Ning, violin
Marilyn Thompson, piano

Carl Maria von Weber – Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra opus 26
Ryan Perry, clarinet
Marilyn Thompson, piano

Alexander Arutiunian – Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
Zachary Hall, trumpet
Marilyn Thompson, piano

Alexander Kahn, Director of Orchestral Activities, Sonoma State University
Richard Loheyde, Music Director, Santa Rosa Youth Orchestra
Corrick Brown, Music Director Emeritus, Santa Rosa Symphony Orchestra







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