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Primo Virtuosi – Young Artist Winners
February 26, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
As we welcome winners of the Nebraska High School Young Artist Competition, we also celebrate our State’s 150th Birthday with a performance of Symphony No. 2 (“Romantic”) by Wahoo-born composer, Howard Hanson. The biennial competition for high school juniors and seniors is held in January 2017; generally two winners are selected to perform with the Hastings Symphony. Howard Hanson was a major figure in the orchestral world of the 1920s-1960s, having headed the Eastman Conservatory of Music for 40 years and won a Pulitzer Prize for Music in 1944. A Nebraskan native who went on to achieve great acclaim as a composer and administrator. He was the recipient of the Distinguished Nebraskans Award in 1976. Our concert is open to everyone: Tickets are $15 and $12; all students admitted free. The Hastings Symphony Orchestra is celebrating its 91st Season of continuous music in south central Nebraska.