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VYO soloists compete in 2007 Hermance Prize recital

The Vermont Youth Orchestra presents the Hermance Prize Recital on Wednesday, May 2 at 8 p.m. in the Elley-Long Music Center at Saint Michaels College. The Hermance Prize was established in 1990 by the parents and grandfather of pianist Harry Hermance. It is presented annually to a VYO soloist who has demonstrated a commitment to musical excellence. VYO seniors who have performed as soloists during the 2006-07 concert season are eligible to participate in this recital competition. Students competing for the 2007 Hermance Prize are: Jenna Cameron, flute A resident of Middlesex and a senior at U-32 high school in Montpelier, Jenna will perform Franz Dopplers Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy, Op. 26. Amanda LaCroix, cello - Amanda is a resident of Jericho and is a senior at Essex high school. She will perform Robert Schumanns Three Pieces in Folk Style, Op. 102. Kate Noble, violin - Essex native and senior at Essex high school, Kate will present the first movement of Eduard Lalos "Symphonie espagnole," Op. 21. Armando Veve, piccolo - Armando lives in South Burlington and is a senior at South Burlington high school. He will perform Mike Mowers Piccolo Sonata. Each student performs before an audience that includes a panel of anonymous judges. The Hermance Prize winner will be announced by Music Director Troy Peters during the VYO Spring Concert on Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. At that time, the student is presented with a $500 award, intended for use towards further study in music. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-655-5030 or visit www.vyo.org.

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