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Concerto-Aria Competition winners perform Feb. 26 at Appalachian

hebner_t.jpgBOONE—Winners of the concerto-aria competition in Appalachian State University’s Hayes School of Music and the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra will perform Feb. 26.

The performance begins at 8 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall. Admission is free.

P. J. Heebner

Loper.jpgLindsay Loper
Bobby Fish

This year’s competition winners are pianists P.J. Heebner and Lindsay Loper, and marimba player Bobby Fish.

Heebner will perform the first movement from Rachmaninoff’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, op. 18.” Loper will perform the second movement from Chopin’s “Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, op. 21.” Fish will perform two movements from Emmanuel Séjourné’s “Concerto for Marimba and Strings.”

The symphony orchestra will perform two movements from Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Symphony No 3 in C minor, op. 78.”

James Allen Anderson directs the symphony.

Heebner, a junior music performance and computer science major, is from Hendersonville. Loper is a sophomore majoring in vocal and piano performance. She is a native of Orlando, Fla.

Fish is a graduate student majoring in percussion performance. He has traveled to Japan to study and conduct research on Taiko music, and is completing a research thesis to supplement his performance degree.

The annual concerto-aria competition gives advanced performers in the Hayes School of Music the opportunity to perform featured soloists.