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Joliet Symphony Orchestra invites you to enter new Concerto Competition

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  • JSO member Jennifer Gosack performs as flute soloist at JSO's Winter Concert 2012.

      JSO member Jennifer Gosack performs as flute soloist at JSO's Winter Concert 2012.
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Audra Sybert, Joliet Symphony Orchestra

The Joliet Symphony Orchestra (JSO) at the University of St. Francis is pleased to announce a Concerto Competition that is open to the public for local instrumentalists and singers on Sunday, May 12, 2013.

Two winners will be selected to perform as soloists with the Joliet Symphony Orchestra during their 2013-2014 Season. Entries are available in two divisions: Junior and Senior. The Junior Division is open students 18 years and under, while the Senior Division is open to adults above the age of 18.

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To register or for more details, visit www.jolietsymphonyorchestra.org/concerto-competition. Contestants must choose a work for soloist and orchestra not to exceed 10 minutes, and appropriate for a community-level orchestra. Auditions for registered contestants will take place on Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the University of St. Francis. A winner will be selected and announced that evening.

"The JSO's core mission is to serve the Joliet community both by presenting concerts and by providing local musicians with the opportunity to perform. As the concerto competition is open to musicians of all ages in the area, it is a great way for us as an ensemble to stay in touch with the many talented musicians living in southwest Chicagoland," says JSO Music Director, Jim Stopher.

JSO is a 45-member orchestra founded in 2005 as a university-community partnership. JSO performs varied works for orchestra and is open to USF students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the area community. Musicians reside in over 12 different communities surrounding Joliet, including Plainfield, Lockport, Morris, Bolingbrook and Tinley Park.

Interested in becoming a JSO musician? The orchestra also has current openings on oboe, bassoon, viola and cello. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings, 7-9:30pm, in the Sexton Auditorium of the Moser Performing Arts Center at USF. For more information, visit www.jolietsymphonyorchestra.org.

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