Student soloists join UGA Symphony Orchestra for Concerto Concert

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Mark Cedel with the UGA Symphony Orchestra during the 2015 production of "The Merry Widow"

Last fall, School of Music students competed for the chance to perform as soloists alongisde the UGA Symphony Orchestra. The winning students, chosen by a panel of School of Music faculty, will perform concertos with the orchestra, directed by Mark Cedel, in Hodgson Concert Hall on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m.

Performing as soloists are:
Heejin Park, piano, on Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 26;
Pedro Alliprandini, clarinet, on Carl Maria von Weber's Concertino for Clarinet and Orchestra, Op. 26;
Esther Tonea, soprano, on two arias from Mozart's "Mitridate, re di Ponto;"
Shawna Pennock, saxophone, on the first movement of Takashi Yoshimatsu's "Cyber Bird;"
Moises Bonella Cunha, violin, on the first movement of Bartók's Violin Concerto No. 2;
and Peng-Chian Chen, piano, on the second and third movements of Ravel's Concerto pour Piano et Orchestre.

Tickets are $10 or $5 with a UGA student ID and are available at, 706-542-4400 or by visiting the PAC box office. This performance will be streamed live on the School of Music's streaming page.

The UGA Hugh Hodgson School of Music sponsors more than 350 performances each year. To view the performance calendar, subscribe to the weekly email concert listing or learn more about the School of Music, go to