BSO- Young Artist Competition Winners!
This year’s winners of the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra (BSO) annual “2016 Young Artist Competition” are Travis Bartholome who plays the saxophone and is a senior at Brazoswood High School and Susanna Bobbs who plays the violin. Miss Bobbs is in the eighth grade and home schooled. The auditions were Sunday March 20, 2016 at The Clarion, located on the campus of Brazosport College. With stiff competition from other musicians and vocalists, these two were chosen from a field of extremely talented performers.
The competition was open to school students who play an instrument in grades 6-12 or is a vocalist in grade 9-12. Applicants were required to be residents of Brazoria County and enrolled at a school in the county or in an accredited home school program.
As the winner of his division, Mr. Bartholome will receive a $500 scholarship from the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. He will also perform with the BSO at the final concert of the 2015-2016 season on May14, 2016. Miss Bobbs wins a cash award of $50.00 and will also perform with the orchestra on May 14, 2016. She will perform “Concerto in e minor” by Mendelssohn while Mr. Bartholome will play “Concerto for Alto Sax” by Paul Creston.
Judges for the competition were music educators or members of the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra. BSO music director and conductor John Ricarte, PhD was among the judges. “Both Travis and Susanna are exceptional musicians,” said Ricarte. “We are very excited to have them both perform with us. I am sure too that the audience will marvel at their respective levels of proficiency and musical accomplishment. They are both very impressive.”
Brazosport Symphony Orchestra
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Winter Pops Concert- December 12, “The Messiah”
Winter Classical Concert- January 30, “Mozart’s Requiem”
Spring Pops Concert- March 19, “Steve Lippia performs Frank Sinatra”
Spring Classical Concert- May 14, “Stunning Tchaikovsky” with the Young Artist Competition Winners!
Rehearsals for all concerts are Thursdays @ 7:00 p.m. at The Clarion. For more information call 979–705–2241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Brazosport Symphony League
December 12- Brazosport Symphony League will be hosting the Intermission for the Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Winter Pops Concert “The Messiah”.