RACINE — The Racine Symphony Orchestra announced the top three finishers of the 2015 Young Artists’ Competition. The competition, which included 15 entrants who performed on various string, brass and woodwind instruments, took place on Feb. 8 at First Presbyterian Church. Judges for the competition included Erwin Lackner, Pasquale Laurino, Claudette Kolosowski and Lynne Fields.
Alexander Zhu on violin captured first place; Sam Boundy on cello took second place; and Zaneta Domblesky on violin took third place. These exemplary instrumental music students received cash scholarship awards of $800 for first, $600 for second and $400 for third place.
First-place winner Zhu will entertain with an encore of his winning performance of Pablo de Sarasate’s “Zigeunerweisen’s” Op. 20 at the Racine Symphony Orchestra’s season finale concert, “A Composition in Time” to be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 25, at the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. “A Composition in Time” will also include performances of Cherubini’s “Symphony in D,” and Brahms’ “Variations on a Theme of Haydn.” Additionally, this concert will showcase selected Racine County high school string students as they participate in the annual Side-by-Side Youth Invitational. Students will spend concert week with an orchestra mentor, attend rehearsals and receive advice, and then perform alongside the entire orchestra.
Tickets to “A Composition in Time” are available in advance for $23 by calling 262-636-9285 or visiting www.racinesymphony.org. Tickets will be available at the door for $25. Students 20 and younger will receive free admission. For more information, call the Racine Symphony Orchestra office or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.