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Danbury Music Centre
Danbury Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition 2019
Application Deadline: February 1, 2019
About the Competition:
Since its inception, the Danbury Music Centre has prioritized music education as a cornerstone of its mission to bring music to the greater Danbury area. Building on this long-held value, the Danbury Symphony Orchestra Student Concert Competition launched in 2002 with the intention of giving aspiring musicians in high school or younger the opportunity to gain valuable solo orchestral experience.
One First Prize Winner will be invited to give a solo performance with the Danbury Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, May 11, 2019.
The Winner will perform one movement of a standard concerto or vocal selection with the orchestra.
Selected finalists will compete on Saturday, March 16 at 2 pm at the Marian Anderson Recital Hall at the Danbury Music Centre (more information below).
How to Apply:
Online applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, February 1st, 2019:
When prompted on the application form, submit a link to an online audio or video of the applicant’s performance. This may be a link directly to a Youtube video or to downloadable video on a file-sharing service such as Dropbox or Google Drive.
Pay the $45 application fee.
The Palace Danbury
165 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810
Concert Association Series
Virtuoso performances, in a pitch-perfect setting. Hear top international musicians in an accessible, state-of-the-art venue, at truly affordable prices: season subscriptions are $65. Admission is free for students 18 and under.
The series pick up again in the Spring.
All performances take place on Sunday afternoons at the Veronica Hagman Concert Hall, located in the Visual and Performing Arts Center (VPAC) on Western Connecticut State University’s Westside Campus in Danbury, CT.
Sponsored, in part, by the Danbury Cultural Commission.
“OUTSIDE THE BOX”
In Fall of 2017, Mayor Boughton asked local artists and graphic designers to submit draft proposals for consideration in the City’s Traffic Box Art Program. A selection committee chose 7 artists for our first round of 9 traffic boxes. Art was prepped by Merritt Big Color and placed on vinyl wrapping for our traffic boxes.
“Downtown Danbury represents the vibrancy of our city and our community. By partnering with our local residents for this project, we attempt to capture that vibrancy in a new, unique, and artistic way,” said Mayor Boughton. “Our call to artists brought in folks of all ages who live in and around Danbury, to team up with the City and bring this special public art project to life in downtown. We hope you will take a walk through our city center and enjoy these art pieces.”