The winners of the Ithaca College Concerto Competition will perform with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, March 4. Free and open to the public, the concert will take place at 4 p.m. in Ford Hall.
Each winter, students in the School of Music have the opportunity to compete by preparing and performing a concerto or major work for a panel of judges. Through a rigorous selection process, the faculty panel selected soprano Megan Jones, saxophonist Sara Mercurio and pianist Ivan Yumagulov as this year’s winners.
Under the baton of conductor Octavio Más-Arocas, Jones will sing “Où va la jeune Hindoue” from Léo Delibes opera “Lakmé,” Mercurio will perform the Andante et Allegro from Henri Tomasi’s Concerto pour Saxophone et Orchestra and Yumagulov will play the Andante Sostenuto from Camille Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, opus 22. The Symphony Orchestra will also perform Ottorino Respighi’s “Vetrate di Chiesa “(Church Windows, Four impressions for Orchestra).