Hays Symphony Orchestra 2014 Young Artist Competition

The final round of the Hays Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition was performed in Beach\Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the Fort Hays State University campus in Hays, Kansas on February 8, 2014.

Finalists in the competition were:

  • Crystal Buck, soprano
  • Angelika Machnik-Jones, cello
  • Emma Bobbs Hoeft, cello

The concert opens with Ms. Buck performing “Bell Song” from Lakme (4:31) by Leo Delibes.

Ms. Machnik-Jones is the next contestant to perform. She plays the first and second movement of “Cello Concerto in E Minor, Op 85 (14:00) by Edward Elgar.

The last contestant is Ms. Bobbs Hoeft. She performs “Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op.33 (28:02) by Pyotr Tchaikovsky.

While the jury deliberates, the Orchestra performs “Blue Tango” (48:42) and “Syncopated Clock” (52:04) by Leroy Anderson.

The orchestra is conducted by Mr. Benjamin Cline.

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