3 finalists compete for symphony’s Young Artist award

The young finalists with a chance to perform a future concert with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra will showcase their talent in a winner-take-all performance.

Three students, ranging in age from 17–22, will play various songs during the symphony’s Young Artist Competition concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, in the Recital Hall of Colorado Mesa University’s Moss Performing Arts Center.

Three judges will select the top performer, who will travel to Grand Junction during the symphony’s next season for a special appearance with the symphony.

Tickets to the Young Artist concert cost $5 and can be purchased at the door.

This year’s finalists are:

■ Daniel Fellows, a 20-year-old violist studying at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He will play Sir William Walton’s “Concert for Viola and Orchestra.”

■ Chris Ogden, a 22-year-old saxophonist, studying at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He will play Jacques Ibert’s “Concertino de Camera.”

■ Rebekah Wiley, a 17-year-old violinst who studies at home and attends high school in Pleasant Grove, Utah. She will play Felix Mendelssohn’s “Violin Concerto in E minor.”


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