WDAV Young Chamber Musicians Competition Concert

cl-141207-250Finalists in the first ever Young Chamber Musicians Classical Competition from WDAV Classical Public Radio gave a concert on the campus of Davidson college in September of 2014. The program begins with three of the competition judges performing selections by Vivaldi and Rodrigo to warm up the crowd in Tyler-Tallman Hall. Then the finalists from the high school division take the stage, beginning with clarinet trio The Liquorice Stix from Winston-Salem and Statesville playing music by Joplin and Mozart. Varsity Brass from the Unifour area in North Carolina performs selections from Renaissance to modern. The Chante Trio from Greenville, South Carolina plays a movement from a Brahms Piano Trio followed by music written expressly for them. Finally the Eurus Saxophone Quartet, comprised of musicians from USC in Columbia, plays two selections by French composers. There’s also an encore from the winner in the college division category – you’ll need to listen to find out which ensemble wins!

ANTONIO VIVALDI: Concerto in A Minor RV 445

Cynthia Lawing, piano

Tara Villa Keith, marimba

JOAQUIN RODRIGO: Siciliana

Cynthia Lawing, piano

Tanja Bechtler, cello

SCOTT JOPLIN: The Entertainer

Cynthia Lawing, piano

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Confutatis from Requiem, K 626

The Liquorice Stix

JOHANN HERMANN SCHEIN: Die mit Tranen Saen

JOHN CHEETHAM: Scherzo

Varsity Brass

JON JEFFERT GRIER: October, February, June from Times in a Place

Chante Piano Trio

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Allegro con brio, from Piano Trio No. 1 in B Major

Chante Piano Trio

JEAN FRANCAIX: Petit quatuor

JEAN-BAPTISTE SINGELEE: Saxophone Quartet No. 1

Eurus Saxophone Quartet

JOHANNES BRAHMS: Double Concerto for Violin and Cello

South Carolina Philharmonic Orchestra

Morihiko Nakahara, conductor

Yosuke Kawasaki, violin

Edward Arron, cello