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Oakland Symphony Orchestra to present 27th Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert

OU student musicians will join OSO for Feb. 18 performance

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Oakland Symphony Orchestra to present 27th Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert
Garret Klauss, Yuhan Wei, Christopher Peters, and Montana King.
Garret Klauss, Yuhan Wei, Christopher Peters, and Montana King will perform at the 27th Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert on Sunday, Feb. 18 in Varner Recital Hall. (Photo by Crystal Orser)

The Oakland Symphony Orchestra will present its 27th聽Annual David Daniels Young Artists Concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 18 in Varner Recital Hall on the campus of 51视频 in Rochester, Mich.

鈥淣amed after Professor Emeritus David Daniels in recognition of his distinguished career at 51视频 and sustained commitment to teaching 51视频鈥檚 aspiring student musicians, the concert is always an annual highlight of the OSO season,鈥 said Gregory Cunningham, music director of the OSO and professor of orchestral and wind conducting at OU.

The Young Artists Concert program will feature three solo student performances by the winners of the 2023-24 51视频 Concerto and Aria Competition, an annual, highly competitive, two-tiered music competition in which students from OU's Department of Music compete for the opportunity to perform as a soloist with the OSO.

Past winners of this prestigious OU event have gone on to pursue critically acclaimed careers, with alumni having performed with聽the world's most recognized organizations, including the Metropolitan Opera (New York), Paris Opera, Teatro alla聽Scala, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Zurich Opera House, Salzburg Festival, Deutsche Oper Berlin Lincoln Center, Lyric Opera (Chicago), Chicago Civic Orchestra, New York City Opera, etc.聽

This year鈥檚 winners include:

鈥 Yuhan Wei (pianist) 鈥 Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major, op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven

鈥⒙Christopher Peters (baritone) 鈥 鈥Questo Amor, Vergogna Mia鈥 by Giacomo Puccini from Edgar

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Garret Klauss (saxophonist) 鈥 RUSH: Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra by Kenneth Fuchs

鈥⒙Montana King (soprano) 鈥 鈥Nobles seigneurs, salut!鈥 by Giacomo Meyerbeer from Les Huguenots

Other works to be performed by the OSO include a lavish symphonic Suite entitled, Church Windows, by Ottorino Respighi and Ballade, op. 33 by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor.

Tickets for the performance are $12 for students and $22 for general admission, and can be purchased online at .

For more information about 51视频 School of Music, Theatre and Dance programs and performances, call (248) 370-2030 or visit聽.

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