OU's Young Artists Concert to Showcase Student Musicians With Oakland Symphony Orchestra

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 14, four of OU's most promising music students will perform with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra (OSO) in the 19th Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert. They are the winners of the 2015-2016 Oakland University Concerto Competition.

Associate Professor Gregory Cunningham, who is one of the competition's judges and the conductor of the OSO said, "The concerto competition is always fiercely contested and all of this year's finalists demonstrated great maturity, poise and artistry."

The program will include:

Robert Skylis (tenor)
"Dein ist mein ganzes Herz" from Das Land des Lächelns by Franz Lehár

Jaleel Williams (euphonium)
Concerto for Euphonium, Part One by Philip Wilby

Michaela Judkins (soprano)
"So anch'io la virtu magica" from Don Pasquale by Gaetano Donizetti

Rhys Burgess (piano)
Piano Concerto in a minor, op. 16, I. Allegro molto moderato by Edvard Grieg

The OSO, Oakland University's orchestra-in-residence, will also perform Passacaglia, op. 1 by Anton Webern; and Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, op. 38 (Spring) by Robert Schumann.

Varner Recital Hall is located on the Oakland University campus. Maps of the campus are available at oakland.edu/map or by searching for "Varner Hall" on a smartphone. Ample free parking will be available.

Tickets are $20 and $10 for students. They may be purchased online without service fees at startickets.com or by phone at (800) 585-3737. They can also be purchased at the Varner Box Office on OU's campus. Tickets ordered online or by phone can be picked up at the box office one hour before the performance begins.

Directions and complete ticket information are available at oakland.edu/mtd/tickets. For more information about Oakland University Music, Theatre and Dance programs and performances, call (248) 370-2030 or visit oakland.edu/mtd.

Pictured: The 2015-2016 Oakland University Concerto Competition winners: (l-r) Robert Skylis, Jaleel Williams, Michaela Judkins and Rhys Burgess. Photo by Jessica Boone, JL Boone Photography.

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