Sewanee Summer Music Festival - Jacqueline Avent concerto concert

  • on 17 Jul 2014
  • Guerry Auditorium

The Sewanee Summer Music Festival (SSMF) is an internationally acclaimed festival combining a month-long program for advanced music students and a professional concert series. Each summer, more than 150 aspiring young musicians from around the U.S. and abroad join with teachers, performers, and internationally recognized guest artists to create a musical community in Sewanee. The concerto competition is one of the Festival's special events each summer.

Six student finalists have been chosen for the Jacqueline Avent Concerto Competition, an annual competition held by Sewanee Summer Music Festival, from the more than 30 SSMF students who auditioned during a closed competition last week in hopes of making it to the final performance round.

The musicians will perform their concerto excerpts at the Jacqueline Avent Concerto Competition on July 17. A panel of judges will rank the concerto performances. Competitors have a chance at a full scholarship for the 2015 Festival.

The finalists are:

  • Emily Duncan, flute — Poem for Flute and Orchestra — Charles T. Griffes
  • Lucas Florin, oboe — Eventide — Kenneth Fuchs
  • Sean Lim, clarinet — Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622, I. Allegro — W. A. Mozart
  • Jenna Mangum, violin — Violin Concerto No. 3 in B Mino, I. Allego non troppo — Camille Saint-Saens
  • Danny Mui, clarinet — Concerto No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 26, Adagio – Allegro — Louis Spohr
  • J. J. Silvey, oboe — Oboe Concerto in G Minor, HWV 287 — Charles T. Griffes

View the Festival Calendar (PDF) for the full schedule, or visit the SSMF website for all the details.