Department of Music

New River Valley Symphony Begins 2005-06 Season

The New River Valley Symphony kicks off its season with a program featuring winners of the Virginia Music Teachers Association Concerto Competition on Saturday, October 22, at 8 p.m. in Burruss Auditorium.

The concert?s program showcases festive works, including movements from popular concertos by Lalo, Rachmaninoff, and Shostakovich, as well as two familiar orchestral show pieces Berlioz? ?Roman Carnival? and Kodaly?s ?Hary Janos Suite.?

Three students from Virginia and Maryland are featured in the evening?s performance. Violinist Sylvia Lim, a ninth-grader at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, MD, will play the first movement of Lalo?s Symphonie Espagnol. She studies with Olga Khrouvitch at the Levine School of Music in Washington, DC.

Pianist Kristina Roudenko, a home-schooled fifteen-year-old from Reston, VA, will perform the first movement of Rachmaninoff?s Second Piano Concerto. Roudenko is a student of Anna Ouspenskaya.

Twenty-year-old James Madison University music student Chong Ha, piano, will perform the first movement of Shostakovich?s Concerto for Piano, Trumpet, and String Orchestra. She is a student of Eric Ruple.

This performance is a part of the 2005 Virginia Music Teachers Association Conference, hosted by Virginia Tech Department of Music. Tickets for the concert are available by calling 540-231-5615, online at, or at the door. Prices are $5 for students and $8 for the general public.

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