Miami University Symphony Orchestra, featuring the Concerto Competition winners, April 29


Opal Harrod

The Miami University Symphony Orchestra, directed by Ricardo Averbach, will perform a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, in Hall Auditorium.

The concert will feature the winners of the music department's annual Concerto Competition.

The competition winners and the pieces they will perform are:


Christian Sugarev

  • Opal Harrod, junior botany major and music performance minor: Beethoven’s 3rd Piano Concerto.
  • Christian Sugarev, graduate student in music performance: Forsyth’s Viola Concerto. 
  • Kaila Washington, graduate student in music performance: Khachaturian’s Flute Concerto. 

The symphony orchestra will also perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s "Russian Easter Overture."


Kaila Washington

Rimsky-Korsakov said in his autobiography that he was eager to reproduce "the legendary and heathen aspect of the holiday, and the transition from the solemnity and mystery of the evening of Passion Saturday to the unbridled pagan-religious celebrations of Easter Sunday morning.”