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Six Extraordinary Soloists to Perform Thursday

February 7, 2011
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Dorothy Jacoby Student Soloist finalist Stephanie Rickard of Laramie will perform the last two movements of by Reinhold Gliere's the "Horn Concerto."

UW's finest student musicians will perform in the Dorothy Jacoby Student Soloist completion at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, in the University of Wyoming Fine Arts concert hall.

Tickets for the concert cost $10 for general admission, $7 for senior citizens and $6 for students. Tickets can be purchased in the Fine Arts or Wyoming Union box offices, by calling (307)766-6666 or visiting

One of the six finalists will be named as the winner and will receive a significant cash award.

Dorothy Jacoby Student Soloist competition is an opportunity for UW student musicians to display their extraordinary musical talent by performing their concerti with the UW Symphony Orchestra (UWSO) during the concert.

This year's finalists are:

Tyler Cessor, saxophonist from Cheyenne, playing "Scaramouche" by the French composer Darius Milhaud.

Jun Guo, pianist from Shenyang City, China, who has chosen the opening movement of the "Rachmaninoff second piano concerto."

Xiaoqian Gou, pianist Xi'an, from China, who will play the last movement of "Mendelssohn's First Piano Concerto."

Xuan Li, flutist from Changsha, China, playing the "Demersseman Sixth Solo de Concert."

Stephanie Rickard, playing the French horn, from Laramie, who will perform the last two movements of the "Horn Concerto" by Reinhold Gliere.

Nicklas Waroff, alto saxophonist, from Rogue River, Ore., playing the "Saxophone Concerto" by Alexander Glazunov.

A panel of judges (music faculty members from other universities) will then choose the winner of the Jacoby prize.

While the judges are deciding, Laramie resident and UW senior Dan Galbreath will conduct the UWSO in Borodin's "In the Steppes of Central Asia." UWSO Music Director Michael Griffith will conduct the remainder of the concert.

Music by Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff, Milhaud, Gliere, and more will be performed.

"The Jacoby Competition never fails to be one of the UWSO's most exciting events," Griffith says.

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