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Tuesday, November 05, 2013 9:20 PM

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The Lima Symphony Orchestra will continue its brilliant 60th anniversary season with Eros on at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center.

The 2013 Friends of the Symphony Young Artist Competition Winner Meng Zhou will take the stage for Prokofiev’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 1. Prokofiev composed this first concerto when he was still a conservatory student and it is as full of high-energy attitude, wit, passion and brilliance as Prokofiev himself.

The concert will conclude with Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, which he claimed to be “an echo of your most intimate thoughts and emotions.” This beautiful symphony tells of Tchaikovsky’s struggles with the idea of Fate as it impeded his dream of happiness.

Tickets are $25/$30 for adults and $10/$15 for students.

Continue the festivities after the concert at The Met, which will offer Symphony-inspired dessert and drink specials.

Meng Zhou, piano soloist

Chinese pianist Meng Zhou began her professional music education at age five. In 2002, she was admitted to the music school attached to the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China. In 2008, she received scholarships to attend the Eastman School of Music, where she is now a piano performance major studying with Dr. Douglas Humphreys, the chair of the piano department.

Zhou won the piano scholarship from the music school attached to the Central Conservatory of Music from 2002-2008. Her Music festivals and competitions include: Young Artists Music Competition-Jefferson Symphony Orchestra (2011), the Third Beijing International Music Festival and Academy (2007), the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City (2006), the Fourth Moscow International Frederick Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (2004), the Ninth “Xinghai Cup” China Children’s Piano Competition (first prize in 2002), the First TOYAMA Asia Teenager’s Music Competition in Hong Kong (first prize in the Class Six group in 2002), and the Second Chinese Work Piano Competition in Hong Kong, where she was ranked fifth in Sonata Group (2000).

She has also performed at the concert hall of Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing Normal University in China, Kilbourn Hall, and Hatch Recital Hall in Rochester.


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