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posted: 10/24/2012 2:46 PM

Dist. 214 soloists to perform in concerto/aria contest

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Soloists in Northwest Suburban High School District 214 will perform 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, in the annual Honors Orchestra Concerto/Aria Competition Finals Recital in the theater at Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights.

At the beginning of the year, top music students were given the opportunity to submit a recorded performance of a solo work. Six finalists, representing three of the district's high schools, will compete for the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist with the Honors Orchestra at the Honors Music Festival 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, at Forest View.

This year's finalists are Buffalo Grove High School junior Laleh Omaraie (piano), Buffalo Grove High School junior Peter Kotecki (clarinet); John Hersey High School senior Kyle Chung (violin); John Hersey High School junior Serena Voltz (tuba); John Hersey High School senior Roya Zandi (violin); and Prospect High School senior Caitlin Claytor (voice).

There is no admission charge for either the soloist competition or the honors concert. For information contact Patrick O'Connor, District 214 Honors Orchestra Director, at