The School of Music will present the final round of its annual Baylor Concerto Competition on Saturday, January 20, in Jones Concert Hall, located within the Glennis McCrary Music Building. Nine finalists will perform, selected from among the Baylor music students who entered the contest many weeks ago.
To open session 1 at 10:00 a.m., Egle Uljas will be the soloist in Hungarian composer Franz Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Accompanying as second pianist will be Alex Kostadinov.
Next, solo pianist Joseph Duque will be accompanied by Alex Kostadinov in Liszt’s Fantasy on Hungarian Folk Melodies.
Cameron Clements will be the soloist in French composer Henri Tomasi’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone, with Lecturer in Collaborative Piano Cameron Hofmann as accompanist.
Colors, a four-movement work by contemporary Belgian composer Bert Appermont, will be played by trombonist Austin Westjohn, with Alex Kostadinov as accompanist.
Emily Monk will be the cellist in a performance of Swiss composer Ernest Bloch’s masterwork from 1916, Schelomo. Her pianist will be Cameron Hofmann.
Session 2 will begin at 1:30 p.m., with double bassist Stuart Anderson presenting American composer Frank Proto’s Nine Variants on Paganini, dating from 2001. Accompanying him will be Alex Kostadinov.
Chandler Davis will be the soloist in French composer Henri Tomasi’s Concerto for Alto Saxophone, with Cameron Hofmann as pianist.
Next to be heard is the Concerto for Bass Tuba from 1981 by American composer Robert Jager, with Brianna Compton as soloist and Cameron Hofmann as her accompanist.
Concluding the session will be soloist Bryce Turner in French composer Emmanuel Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings from 2005. The pianist will be Alex Kostadinov.
This competition is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor University School of Music at 254-710-3991.